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Guilt and reconciliation

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
6.11.00  Humanities  Theology   
6.01.00  Humanities  Historiography   
6.06.00  Humanities  Culturology   

Code Science Field
H130  Humanities  History of philosophy 
H170  Humanities  Bible 
H160  Humanities  General, systematic and practical Christian theology 
H210  Humanities  Ancient history 
H220  Humanities  Medieval history 
H230  Humanities  Modern history (up to circa 1800) 
Evaluation (rules)
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Researchers (22)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  15853  MSc Veronika Barbo  Theology  Researcher  2001 - 2003 
2.  16264  PhD Stanko Gerjolj  Theology  Researcher  2001 - 2003  922 
3.  19247  PhD Roman Kozmus  Theology  Researcher  2001 - 2003  22 
4.  18871  PhD Slavko Krajnc  Theology  Researcher  2001 - 2003  441 
5.  13884  PhD Jože Krašovec  Linguistics  Head  2001 - 2003  1,544 
6.  18943  PhD Avguštin Lah  Anthropology  Researcher  2001 - 2003  222 
7.  21583  Vladimira Leskovec  Theology  Researcher  2002 - 2003  49 
8.  19608  PhD Maksimilijan Matjaž  Theology  Researcher  2001 - 2003  635 
9.  13018  PhD Julka Nežič  Culturology  Researcher  2001 - 2003  240 
10.  13886  PhD Marijan Peklaj  Linguistics  Researcher  2001 - 2003  267 
11.  18058  PhD Alojz Pirnat  Culturology  Researcher  2001 - 2003  80 
12.  12222  PhD Vinko Potočnik  Sociology  Researcher  2001 - 2003  427 
13.  13021  PhD Ivan Rojnik  Educational studies  Researcher  2001 - 2003  150 
14.  13025  PhD Alojzij Slavko Snoj  Educational studies  Researcher  2001 - 2003  678 
15.  13879  PhD Ciril Sorč  Theology  Researcher  2001 - 2003  479 
16.  11643  PhD Vinko Škafar  Culturology  Researcher  2001 - 2003  551 
17.  18054  PhD Lenart Škof  Philosophy  Researcher  2001 - 2002  504 
18.  13878  PhD Anton Štrukelj  Theology  Researcher  2001 - 2003  1,604 
19.  18057  PhD Marjan Turnšek  Theology  Researcher  2001 - 2003  1,300 
20.  13020  PhD Rafko Valenčič  Theology  Researcher  2001 - 2003  866 
21.  13885  PhD Terezija Večko  Theology  Researcher  2001 - 2003  450 
22.  21403  PhD Marija Zupančič  Theology  Researcher  2001 - 2003  125 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0170  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Theology  Ljubljana  1627112  12,059 
The starting point of the research is the central place and exceptional significance of the theme GUILT AND RECONCILIATION in the whole of European culture right from the beginnings of literacy. Within the framework of the ancient Near East the biblical texts and other classical Jewish literary documents are of special importance since they have mostly determined European culture for 2000 years. The themes of guilt and reconciliation have been central and constant in all kinds of spiritual culture throughout the human race. Due to its appalling civil and world wars, the twentieth century was particularly marked by guilt and thus automatically calls for a resolution in reconciliation. In this is to be found the relevance and reason for the proposed interdisciplinary project. The subject matter of guilt and reconciliation has been dealt with in recent decades in every field of the sociological and humanistic branches of knowledge, though only partially. This fact clearly shows that methodology represents the hardest question. Most research studies carried out up to now have reflected a one-sided and superficial approach. Some scholars have set about particular aspects of one theme or the other. The deep inner connection between such themes as guilt, punishment, penitence or impenitence and reconciliation or destruction explains why until more recent times there have been no really estensive comparative studies which would deal with the causal link between these themes. The aim of the present programme is the appropriate carrying out of research according to the methodological principles of the individual fields and a constant interdisciplinary assessment of the results. Awareness about guilt and the conceptualization of ways to reconciliation represent a special challenge for proposals on how to undertake projects of a scientific and educational nature in the areas of our life and of activity in general. The programme will take four areas into account: 1. The Bible of the Old and the New Testaments and other ancient Jewish and Christian sources; 2. The psychological laws of guilt and reconciliation; 3. Guilt and reconciliation as a contemporary social phenomenon; 4. The place and meaning of guilt and reconciliation in world literature. The programme group will research into the aspects mentioned, linked by numerous joint consultations. The group''s aim is to investigate the problem of guilt and reconciliation in contemporary Slovenian society within a universal historical framework. The main emphasis will therefore be on the Bible of the Old and New Testaments and other Jewish and Christian sources, which have decisively influenced the development of European culture. The particular aim of the programme group is an precise comparative study of the Dead Sea scrolls and New Testament apocryphal writings within the entire Jewish tradition. The rationale is that no-one in Slovenia has so far researched this field and consequently there are no translations of even the most important texts. The research will be undertaken in accordance with the usual linguistic and literary methods. However, the researchers will also test their findings in the light of the phenomenon of guilt and reconciliation in the realm of recent Slovenian and world literature, psychology and sociology, while also taking account of contemporary philosophical and legal interpretations. The multiple aspects, complexity and relevance of the subject matter urgently call for group work, which makes possible the organization of international scientific consultations as well. The particular aim of the programme group will be to pass on the results of this research at regular scientific meetings, organized by international scientific associations in Europe and elsewhere in the world. The significance of the research programme for science in the broader (international) sense: For the past decade the proposed leader of the programme group has undertaken research...
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