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Dialog med krščanstvom in islamom v evropski postsekularni družbi (Slovene)

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
6.11.00  Humanities  Theology   

Code Science Field
6.03  Humanities  Philosophy, Ethics and Religion 
Evaluation (rules)
source: COBISS
Researchers (4)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  24252  PhD Marjana Harcet  Culturology  Researcher  2009 - 2012  70 
2.  13881  PhD Drago Karl Ocvirk  Culturology  Head  2009 - 2012  1,550 
3.  27632  PhD Mari Jože Osredkar  Theology  Researcher  2009 - 2012  289 
4.  18872  PhD Robert Petkovšek  Philosophy  Researcher  2009 - 2012  505 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0170  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Theology  Ljubljana  1627112  11,937 
Significance for science
Unlike Western countries and Japan Religious Studies (Religious Studies, Sciences religiousness) in Slovenia are in their initial phase, so almost every work in this represents one piece more in the emerging mosaic. It is therefore necessary to distinguish what kind of novelties brings this Project in the religious, theological and cultural field in general and what novelties it introduces in the same field in Slovenia. Innovations introduced by the Project in the wider religious field include the following: 1. Comparing Christianity and Islam in the European post-secular and consequently Slovenian context. 2. Systematic confrontation of Christianity and Islam in their internal reference to sources and their interpretation. History, namely, is revealing the importance of referring to sources and their interpretation for the self-understanding of Christian and Islamic communities, and thus their (un) willingness to peaceful coexistence. 3. The project shows how the humanities and social sciences deal with Christian and Islamic sources, the extent to which their findings overlap with the story of the origins, with which the Christian and Islamic communities legitimize and mutually exclude each other. 4. The Project also shows the possibility of creating favourable atmosphere in the post-secular society for the renewal of self-understanding of Christian and Islamic communities from being excluding to becoming open. This can be done by considering them publicly and help them include the discoveries of science, especially the humanities and social sciences in their self-understanding. The following should be noted among novelties introduced by the Project in the field of religious studies in Slovenia: 1. Innovations in the wider religious field are also innovations in Slovenia. 2. So far, the post-secular theory of society and its institutions have not been dealt with critically, comprehensively and comparably. However, it is important to the religious studies because it does not only raise new theoretical horizons but also new forms of coexistence in plurality, as opposed to secular excluding theories. 3. In addition to religious fundamentalisms and intolerance the Project also reveals secular, laicism, enlightening, neo-atheist and similar fundamentalisms. The latter ignorantly hide behind the ideological constructs – Development, Progress, History, Reason, Science and other – and use them to justify ethically unjustifiable social practices such as suppression of believers and dissidents. 4. In the epistemological point of view innovations are numerous concepts which the Project defines, slovenises and introduces in Slovenian religious studies. 5. From a methodological point of view the effort to face to date isolated religious modes of cognition (theology, kalam) and to integrate them with the ways of learning about the humanities and social sciences, is of great importance. This way the different ways of learning intercritise, correct and protect from absolutization and thus ideologisation. 6. The novelty in Slovenia is also the comparative analysis of Christianity and Islam. 7. Confronting Christianity and Islam with secular and secular rationality into the specifics of Slovenian socio-cultural space. 8. Extending the view of the complexity of Christianity and Islam and their relationship with the cultural and social environment and its rationality. 9. Based on the Project, studies dealing with the social cooperation and co-existence must complete and diversify their approaches and methods.
Significance for the country
Besides the already mentioned importance for the development of religious studies in Slovenia, the results are important for the usual development of Slovenia. 1. Knowledge of Christian and Islamic doctrinal and ethical content that inspire and guide the believer's relation towards the society and the world, revealing the importance of religious motivations and values for work ethic, honesty and sense of justice. All this is important to society and harmony in it. 2. Allowing cognition of religious processes that lead both to the dialogue and coexistence as to rejecting others and conflict. 3. The results of the Project provide the opportunity for raising awareness and deliberate action which promotes dialogue, coexistence and creative cooperation both among members of religious communities as well as these with fellow citizens who do not define themselves in terms of religion. 4. The project also shows how to promote cooperation between religious communities, which prevents the possibility and temptation networking against the common "enemy", whether it be any other religious community or members counter-religious, atheistic, etc. ideological groups and circles. 5. In the other hand, it also points to deviations and absolutization of the secular and lac ideology introducing in the society bloc confrontations between the followers of religions and supporters of religion liquidation. It thus prevents harmful polarization that can severely divide the society. 6. Knowledge of Christianity and Islam, which have one way or another shaped European civilization and the Slovenian nation and its culture, opens up the space for further creativity of these important sources of meaning, symbols, perceptions, and imagination. 7. Much of the Slovenian cultural heritage and creativity, especially art, is linked to Catholicism. With relaxed attitude of the society towards him it can be expected that in his casualness he will continue to make a constructive contribution to the Slovenian culture and art and thus set an example and incentive for other religious communities, which are currently being recognized in our social and cultural environment.
Most important scientific results Annual report 2009, 2010, 2011, final report, complete report on dLib.si
Most important socioeconomically and culturally relevant results Annual report 2009, 2010, 2011, final report, complete report on dLib.si
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