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CITER - Research Centre for Theology and Religious Studies

CITER promotes research in the study of religion against a background of interpreting the implicit and explicit religious dimensions of our culture. In seeking to understand the role of religion in reshaping the public space and how individual and community identities are reconfigured (their representations, values and practices), we give special emphasis to theological thinking, the construction of values in society, the social and cultural currents that affect religious identities, and the aesthetic and performative manifestations of religion in the multiple incarnations of modern society. Our approach gives precedence to studying these issues in the context of Portugal and other Portuguese-speaking societies.

 

NEWS AND EVENTS

(07.02.2019)
OPEN CALL: one vacancy of doctorate principal researcher

The Rector of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Prof. Dr. Isabel Capeloa Gil deliberated the opening of an international selection tender for one vacancy of doctorate principal researcher to perform duties of scientific research, in exclusive commitment, in the scientific field of THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES, to be carried out at CENTRE FOR PHILOSOPHICAL AND HUMANISTIC STUDIES (CEFH), integrated at the FACULTY OF PHILOSOPHY AND SOCIAL SCIENCES of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP).
 
(21.02. - 30.05.2019 | Lisbon)
I Seminário Aberto - Debates de História e Cultura Bíblica «As instituições judaicas ao tempo de Jesus»
(org. de João Lourenço)

O Centro de Investigação em Teologia e Estudos de Religião - CITER, organiza o I Seminário aberto de Debates de História e Cultura Bíblica com o tema «As instituições judaicas ao tempo de Jesus». O curso decorre às quintas-feiras, entre as 18h30 e as 20h00 - de 21 de fevereiro até 30 de maio - no Auditório Padre José Bacelar e Oliveira (antigo A1 * edifício antigo da UCP).
Vide aqui o programa...

Inscrições: 6 a 15 fevereiro | ONLINE ou presencialmente das 14h30 - 16h00 (dias úteis) no Secretariado do CITER.

Venue:  Auditório Padre José Bacelar e Oliveira (antigo A1 * edifício antigo da UCP)
Date: 21.02. - 30.05.2019 | 5.ªs feiras | 18h30 - 20h00
 
(22.01.2019 | Lisbon)

The lecture explores the disciplinary differences between theology and the science of religion. It has been suggested that these differences can be found in methodological aspects. However, in this lecture will be argued that methodological differences are less significant compared to the rather far-reaching differences of the respective ‘cognitive interests'.

Venue: Sala dos Desobrimentos | Edifício BUJPII
Date: 22.01.2019 | 11h30
 
(28.12.2018)
An international colloquium at the University of Rome Tre, which marked the centenary of the death of Mario de Sá-Carneiro, gave rise to a recently published book. The pre-published article "Mário de Sá-Carneiro and 'O copo de café entornado no vestido branco da ideia de uma inglesa tombée en enfance'" was written by Steffen Dix, who is researcher at the Research Centre for Theology and Religious Studies (CITER) and editor of 1915 - O Ano de Orpheu, a book published in 2015 on occasion of the modernist magazine's centenary.

 
(12.12.2018 | Lisbon)
Open debate: «A Literatura enquanto desafio à fé cristã»

Regarding the recent publication of the book "TALVEZ ESCUTE DEUS ALGUNS POETAS" of the prominent German theologian Karl-Josef Kuschel (ed. by Steffen Dix; with a postscript by Teresa Bartolomei), CITER organized an open debate entiteld "A LITERATURA ENQUANTO DESAFIO À FÉ CRISTÃ", with participation of António Feijó, Peter Hanenberg, and Alexandre Palma. 

Venue: Livraria UCP | Edifício BUJPII
Date: 12.12.2018 | 17h30 
 

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(06.12.2018 | Lisbon)
Publication of CITER's recent sociological survey

"Most believers in Lisbon never felt religious discrimination"
According to a study released today, in the Metropolitan Area of Lisbon, which has the main religious pluralism in Portugal, 91% of believers say they have never suffered any discrimination regarding their own religion. This is one of the preliminary conclusions of the study "Religion and Public Space" of the Francisco Manuel dos Santos Foundation (FFMS) and the Research Centre for Theology and Religion Studies (CITER) of the Portuguese Catholic University, coordinated by Alfredo Teixeira and conducted by Helena Vilaça, Jorge Botelho Moniz, José Pereira Coutinho, Margarida Franca, and Steffen Dix.

See TV programa FRONTEIRAS XXI da RTP3
See also News: PÚBLICO, DIÁRIO DE NOTÍCIAS, RADIO RENASCENÇA
 
(05.12.2018 | Lisbon)
Open debate: «Fernando Pessoa - The Mystery of God and Life»

By reading a great number of theological and religious books, Fernando Pessoa inquired constantly the Mystery of God and of Life. The main objective of this debate is a detailed approach to his very different religious positions. Organized by Steffen Dix; with José Manuel dos Santos (Cultural Director of the EDP Foundation and Director of the magazine ELECTRA) and José Barreto (Senior Researcher ICS-UL)

Venue: Casa Fernando Pessoa
Date: 05.12.2018 | 18h30
 
(28.11.2018 | Braga)
Open seminar: «Espiritualidades à margem das religiões: para além da crença e da descrença»

An Open Seminar entitled «Espiritualidades à margem das religiões: para além da crença e da descrença» will be held on November 28th. Guest-Speakers are Flávio Senra and Álvaro Vieira (members of the Post-graduation Program in Religion Sciences of the PUC of Minas Gerais). The event will be moderated by João M. Duque and takes place at the Camões Campus, Aula Nova Isidro Alves, between 08h30 and 10h00.

Venue: Camões Campus, Aula Nova Isidro Alves
Date: 28.11.2018 | 08h30 - 10h00



 
(13.11.2018 | Braga)
Open class for 20 students and three teachers of the Oxford Brookes University (UK) - School of Architecture

- «Unit F of Oxford Brookes & IBSTOCK BRICK appreciates the experience.»
- «Thank you for sharing your time with us and your space - the building is amazingly calming & to learn about your practices was interesting.»
- «A profound and beautiful atmosphere. The experience has a poignancy and the physical space is well taught act.»
These are some of the expressions written in the book of honour from the students who participated in an open class taught at the Chapel Árvore da Vida, Imaculada e Cheia de Graça (Braga). CITER's member Joaquim Felix gave the class for 20 students and three teachers from Oxford Brookes University (UK) - School of Architecture.


for more images, see (1); (2); (3);...
 
(08.11.2018 | Lisbon)
Book launch: Karl-Josef Kuschel «Talvez escute Deus alguns poetas»

CITER and the Catholic University Publishing House will be launching the recent book of the German theologian Karl-Josef Kuschel «Talvez escute Deus alguns poetas». The book will be presented by Professor Teresa Bartolomei (author of the postscript) and by Professor Steffen Dix (editor of the book).
vídeo of the book launch

Venue: Livraria UCP | Edifício BUJPII | Piso 0
Date: 08.11.2019 | 11h15
  
 
(08.11.2018 | Lisbon)
Open debate: «Religion in Times of International Crisis»

On Thursday, 8 November, at 7 p.m., at the Goethe-Institut in Lisbon, will be held a public debate entitled Religion in Times of International Crisis. Participants are the Catholic priest, university professor and Portuguese essayist Anselmo Borges, the Islamic scholar born in Afghanistan and living in Germany Ahmad Milad Karimi, and the Rabbi of the Israeli Community Lisbon, Natan Peres. The moderation will be in charge of Steffen Dix, specialist in Religious Studies. The event is a collaboration between CITER and the Goethe-Institut, promoted by the Associação São Bartolomeu dos Alemães em Lisboa and with the support of the Lisbon Marriott Hotel. The panel will be in German and Portuguese language with simultaneous translation.

Venue: Goethe-Institut Lisbon
Date: 08.11.2018 | 19h00



 
(05.11.2018 | Lisbon)
Open seminar: Rethinking humanism on the horizon of multicultural and multireligious identities,
by Professor
Enzo Pace (University of Padua) and Professor Luca Diotallevi (University of Rome Tré)

How justified is the contrast between a West which, starting from its classical and Judeo-Christian matrices, sees itself the bastion of a universalist view of man, focused on the defense of democracy and human rights, and an Islamic tradition focused primarily on the defense of the historical rights of communities, with their cultural and religious identities? Is this cleavage merely an ideological and polemical cliché of a political nature or an evidence based on irreconcilable anthropological models? Is, therefore, the idea of an "Islamic humanism" nonsensical or a fruitful possibility of extending a reductively western notion of humanism? These questions are directly linked to the reflection on the consequences that the decline of the monopoly of Christianity in Western societies can have on democracy.

Venue: Sala de Exposições | Edifício BUJPII
Date: 05.11.2018 | 18h00
 
(02.11.2018 | Porto)
International colloquium: «Identidades e Alteridades Religiosas em Portugal: formas, modos e diálogo numa sociedade pós-secular»

The presence of religion in the public space is subject to continuous transformations and has been designated as a post-secular era (Habermas, 2009), indicating that many European countries are challenged to deal with the constant existence of religious communities in increasingly secularized environments. While preserving a strong religious homogeneity, Portugal also embodies the new trends that will be the main topic of the international colloquium Identidades e Alteridades Religiosas em Portugal: formas, modos e diálogo numa sociedade pós-secular, co-organized by CITER. see programme
see also news item Público 
Venue: Anfiteatro Nobre | University of Porto
Date: 02.11.2018 | 10h00 - 18h30


 
(16.10.2018 | Lisbon)
New book: «A Fé Cristã no Espaço Público» 

CITER researcher Domingos Terra has authored a book entitled «A Fé Cristã no Espaço Público», which has just been published by Católica Editora.

 
(10.10.2018)
Publication of the last issue of DIDASKALIA

Five decades of theological research (Indice from 1971 to 2018) (Coord. by Isidro P. Lamelas)
The Faculty of Theology and the Portuguese Catholic University were inaugurated 50 years ago. The journal Didaskalia is closely linked to these 5 decades of theological research. Founded as an «organ of scientific activity and instrument of cultural communication», the journal now completes its first stage and will open space for the beginning with a new project. From 2019 onwards, a totally renewed journal will appear. The end of this half-century cycle of life should be the occasion for a review and recapitulation. Therefore, we are ending with a volume of indexes, covering the entire life of the magazine. On this way, we want to offer researchers an archive of data that will allow the consultation and study of the authors and themes addressed by the journal over the course of 5 decades. Indice from 1971 to 2018, see below...

 
(04.10.2018 | Braga)
Organ-Concert and book launch: «Restauro Filológico. Órgão Manuel de Sá Couto»

Next October 4, at 9:30, p.m., the book launch of «Philological Restoration of the Organ Manuel de Sá Couto», written by Joaquim Félix de Carvalho, will take place at St. Paul's Church at the Largo de S. Paulo, Braga. João Manuel Duque, president of the Regional Centre of Braga of UCP and researcher of CITER, will introduce the book. The book launch includes an organ concert. The organist André Bandeira will be interpreting compositions by Heinrich Scheidemann and Samuel Scheidt.
 
 
Venue: St. Paul's Church (Largo de S. Paulo)
Date: 04.10.2018 | 21h30
 

(20.07.2018)
Open call: special issue of REVER

Two young researchers (Margarida Franca and Jorge Botelho Moniz) of CITER are coordinating the next special issue of REVER
«Religion, Territories, Networks and Flows»

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(26.06.2018 | Lisbon)
Book launch: Faust - a symbol of modern man?

In co-organization with CITER, the new critical edition of de Fernando Pessoa's poems Fausto will be presented at the Auditorium of the Goethe-Institut. The book launch will be including a theatrical reading of several texts of Pessoa's and Goethe's Faust. Following this theatrical reading Carlos Pittella, editor of the fragments of Pessoa's Fausto and João Barrento, translator of Goethe's Faust, are talking about the actuality, similarities and differences of tragic play Faust. The conversation will be moderated by Steffen Dix and Jerónimo Pizarro. The event is a collaboration between CITER, the Centre for Theatre Studies, and the publisher Tinta-da-China, and is supported by the São Bartolomeu Association of Germans in Lisbon.

Venue: Goethe-Institut  
Date: 26.06.2018 | 18h30

 

(20. e 21.06.2018 | Lisbon)
International conference: ReliMM - Edition 2018

CITER is collaborating in the organization of the 2018 edition of the conference Religion in Multiple Modernities (ReliMM). By bringing together several researchers who are studying religion in the context of multiple modernities (chronologically and geographically), the research group ReliMM intends to contribute to an interdisciplinary approach to religious phenomena in contemporary societies. Keynote speaker of the 2018 edition of ReliMM is Prof. David Voas (University College London): "Portuguese religion in European perspective: Evidence from very recent surveys". For more information, se here...

Venue: Auditório Afonso de Barros
ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
Date: 20.-21.06.2018

 

(17. e 28.05.2018 | Braga)
Open class, given by Joaquim Félix: "Die Atmosphäre ist atemberaubend."

«The ambient is breath-taking.,» said a student.
Prof. Joaquim Félix, researcher of CITER, has organized successfully several open classes in the Chapel Ávore da Vida (Braga) for students of the Universities of Ljubljana and Kaiserslautern (Faculties of Architecture).

 

(24.05.2018)
Special issue of REVER: «Arte é Liturgia?»
 

Within the activities of CITER's research line "The Performativities and Aesthetics of Religion", a special issue entitled "Art is liturgy?" was published in the Brazilian journal REVER. This special issue was coordinated by Prof. Alfredo Teixeira.


See also... "Diário do Minho"   

(22.05.2018 | Lisbon) 
Symposium: «The centenary of Fátima: a moment of plural hermeneutics»


Within the research project «The centenary of Fátima: a moment of plural hermeneutics» a symposium will take place with the main objective of a critical review of the complete bibliography (books and special issues) about the Apparitions or the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima published or reissued between 2015 and 2017. This bibliography includes all literary genres (such as children's books, novels, testimonies, comics) and scientific publications from various areas (namely cultural, political, social and historical sciences, religious studies and theology).
See here for more information...

Venue: Auditório Padre José Bacelar e Oliveira
(antigo A1; edifício antigo da UCP)
Date: 22.05.2018 | 09h15-18h00

 

(22.05.2018 | Braga)
Open class: «Signs and meanings of Mary»


An open class is given by Rodrigo Portella, Professor of the Religious Science program at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora. On May 22nd, 11:40 a.m., the Faculty of Theology of the Portuguese Catholic University will promote this open class as part of the event series "Mary and art through the centuries: signs and meanings". Rodrigo Portella is Professor of the Science of Religion program at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora.

Venue: Auditório Isidro Alvese Oliveira 
Date: 22.05.2018 | 11h40

 

(06.05.2018 | Lisbon) 
Interview with Enzo Bianchi: «As mulheres devem estar nos lugares de decisão da Igreja»

Interview with Enzo Bianchi who was in Lisbon with the philosopher Massimo Cacciari for one of the Italian Lessons about Religiuos Studies organized by the Italian Institute of Culture and CITER.

 

(22.04.2018 | Lisbon) 
Interview with Massimo Cacciari: «A política já não sabe indicar um fim»

The Italian philosopher Massimo Cacciari who was in Lisbon for one of the Italian Lessons about Religious Studies, organized by the Italian Institute of Culture and CITER, talks in an interview about the relationship between politics and theology, about secularization and forms of contemporary political power.

 

(from 24. to 28.04.2018 | Braga)
«Week of Theological Studies»
 
In Braga will take place the next «Week of Theological Studies» with the participation of several researchers of CITER.


For more information see here...  

(26.04.2018 | Lisbon)
Book launch: "Elogio da Sede" 

Book launch of "Elogio da Sede" published by José Tolentino Mendonça. The book includes the text of the meditations during the last Spiritual Exercises of Pope Francis, and it will be presented by José Frazão Correia. The presentation is followed by a conversation between José Tolentino Mendonça and Anabela Mota Ribeiro and a musical moment.

Venue: Auditório Cardeal Medeiros
Date: 26.04.2018 | 18h30

 

(23.04.2018 | Lisbon)
Book launch: «RADIX, MATRIX - Community belonging and the ecclesial form of universalistic communitarism»

The book «RADIX, MATRIX - Community belonging and the ecclesial form of universalistic communitarism», published by Teresa Bartolomei, will be launched. The book will be presented by António M. Feijó and Gonçalo Almeida Ribeiro.

Venue: Sala de Exposições
Edifício da Biblioteca João Paulo II 
Date: 23.04.2018 | 18h00

 
(11.04.2018 | Lisbon)
Open Lecture: «Rethinking Humanism» with Enzo Bianchi e Massimo Cacciari

In partnership with the Italian Institute of Culture, CITER continues the series of «Italian Lessons on the Studies of Religion» with a dialogue between the theologian Enzo Bianchi and the philosopher Massimo Cacciari. The dialogue will be moderated by José Tolentino Mendonça.

Venue: Auditório Pe. José Bacelar e Oliveira (Edifício Antigo)
Date: 11.04.2018 | 18h00
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(22.03.2018 | Lisbon)
Open seminar: «Literature as a Field of Observation of Religion»

Within the research line «Performativities and Aesthetics of Religion», an open seminar entitled «Literature as a Field of Observation of Religion» is organized by CITER. The speaker will be Prof. Alessandro Rocha (PUC - Rio de Janeiro). 

Venue: Sala dos Descobrimentos Portugueses
Edifício Biblioteca Universitária João Paulo II
Date: 22.03.2018 | 15h00

 

(19.03.2018 | Lisbon)
Book launch and open debate: «Porquê a Teologia? Na universidade e espaço público»

What is place of theology today? This is the main question within the book «Porquê a Teologia? Na universidade e espaço público» published recently by CITER's researcher Alexandre Palma, and it will be the main question of a debate between the author and Prof. Hugo Chelo (IEP-UCP) and Prof. Pedro Garcia Marques (FD-UCP).

Venue: Sala de Exposições
Edifício Biblioteca Universitária João Paulo II
Date: 19.03.2018 | 18h00

 

(01. and 02.03.2018 | Funchal)
«Museum Conferences» in Funchal

Promoted by the Funchal Museum of Sacred Art, CITER's researchers José Tolentino Mendonça («Arte, Mediação e Símbolo: o sentido que vem») and Joaquim Felix («Arte litúrgica com amor: criações das novas capelas de Braga») are participating in the series «Museum Conferences».
For more information, see here...

 

(from 27.02. to 27.03.2018 | Lisbon)
Advanced training: «Uma era (pós)secular? Religião e mudança global»

With participation of several researchers of CITER, the Institute for Religious Studies (Faculty of Theology) is organizing a series of advanced training, entitled «Uma era (pós)secular? Religião e mudança global» (coord. by Alfredo Teixeira and Alexandre Palma).
For more information, see here...

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(from 15.02. to 24.05.2018 | Lisbon)
Open course: «A interpretação da Bíblia na Igreja - Da Dei Verbum à Verbum Domini»


CITER is organizing the XXIII Module of the course on «Biblical History and Culture», with the theme «A interpretação da Bíblia na Igreja - Da Dei Verbum à Verbum Domini». The course takes place from 15 February to 24 May, every Thursday between 18h15 and 20h00.
For more information, see here...

Venue: Auditório Padre José Bacelar e Oliveira
Date: 15.02 - 24.05.2018
Every Thursday | 18h15 - 20h00
 

 

(09.02.2018 | Braga)
Open seminar: «Rite of Braga»

In cooperation with CITER, the town council of Braga is organizing one more session about the local history of Braga. The theme of this session will be the so-called «Rite of Braga», and namely the «Pontifical ‘de luxo'» integrated in the collection of the Archives of Braga. Under the guidance of Joaquim Félix de Carvalho, member of CITER, this session will be held in the auditorium of the Lúcio Craveiro da Silva Library.

Venue: Auditorium of the Lúcio Craveiro da Silva Library
Date: 09.02.2018 | 21h30

 

(08.02.2018 | Lisbon) 
Open Lecture:
«Religious Studies within theological faculties. Reflections on a multidimensional relationship», by Prof. Karl Baier (University of Vienna)

Based on his experience as a member of the religious studies department at the Faculty of Catholic theology in Vienna, Karl Baier thematizes the challenges and chances of such a coexistence of different approaches to religion within one academic institution. The spectrum of topics that are relevant in this respect ranges from Church and University politics to methodological considerations, questions of interdisciplinary collaboration and the future of religion in modern societies.

Venue: Sala Brasil | BUJPII
Date: 08.02.2018 | 16h30

 

(27.01.2018 | Braga)
Open Seminar: «Do clique ao toque»

CITER and the Regional Centre of Braga of the Portuguese Catholic University are organizing the third journey «Do Clique ao Toque». The event aims to debate religious education in schools, as well as to disseminate innovative teaching practices and research results regarding the use of ICT in formal and informal learning contexts.

Venue: Auditório Isidro Alves
(Campos Camões)
Date: 27.01.2018 | 11h00

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(19.01.2018 | Braga)
Open Seminar: «A cidade e as (t)erras. De Eça a Francisco»

Within the project «Amar e cuidar a terra. Critérios e dinâmicas de ecologia Integral», CITER is organizing the second dialogue «Terra-a-Terra» between José Tolentino Mendonça e Isabel Varanda.

Venue: Auditório Isidro Alves
(Campos Camões)

Date: 19.01.2018 | 11h00

 

(03.01.2018 | Braga)
New Book: «Transparências. Jovens e a arte de discernir»

«Transparências. Jovens e a arte de discernir» is the title of the book organized by CITER's member Joaquim Félix de Carvalho, and published by the Paulinas Publishing House. It contents a series of twenty interviews with young people regarding the processes of discernment and fundamental religious choices.

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(13.12.2017 | Lisbon)
Open lecture:
«Ser cristão hoje», by Prof. Johan Konings

Johan Konings was born in Belgium in 1941, and became a Doctor of Theology at the Catholic University of Louvain. He moved to Brazil as a diocesan priest in 1972. He was professor of biblical exegesis at the Pontifical Catholic University of Porto Alegre (1972-82) and in Rio de Janeiro (1984). In 1985, he joined the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and, since 1986, he has been a professor of biblical exegesis at FAJE - Jesuit Faculty of Philosophy and Theology, in Belo Horizonte, where he received the title of Emeritus Professor in 2011. He participated in the foundation of the Dom Helder Câmara School of Spiritual Science.

Venue: Sala de Exposições | BUJPII
Date: 13.12.2017 | 15h00

 

(12.12.2017 | Braga)
Open lecture: «O Evangelho do discípulo amado», by Prof. Johan Konings

Johan Konings was born in Belgium in 1941, and became a Doctor of Theology at the Catholic University of Louvain. He moved to Brazil as a diocesan priest in 1972. He was professor of biblical exegesis at the Pontifical Catholic University of Porto Alegre (1972-82) and in Rio de Janeiro (1984). In 1985, he joined the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and, since 1986, he has been a professor of biblical exegesis at FAJE - Jesuit Faculty of Philosophy and Theology, in Belo Horizonte, where he received the title of Emeritus Professor in 2011. He participated in the foundation of the Dom Helder Câmara School of Spiritual Science.

Venue: Auditório Isidro Alves
(Campos Camões)
Date: 12.12.2017 | 10h00

 

(27.11.2017 | Lisbon)
Workshop: «A instrumentalidade sócio-política de Fátima»

Regarding the phenomenon of Fátima, this workshop aims to understand how «pro» and «contra» discourses have been constructed within different social and political spheres. The workshop is organized by the members of the research project: «Centenário de Fátima: momento hermenêutico plural». With participation of Prof. Luís Salgado de Matos (ICS-UL); moderation: Prof. Sérgio Filipe Ribeiro Pinto (CEHR-UCP)
 
Venue: Auditório Padre José Bacelar e Oliveira
Date: 27.11.2017 | 17h00
 

 

(24.-25.11.2017 | Lisbon)
International conference: «Movement as Immobility: A Conference on Film and Christianity»

In Simone Weil's First and Last Notebooks we find a note that describes the sea as «a movement within immobility», the «Image of primal matter», which leads this Christian philosopher to see music also as a movement that «takes possession of all our soul-and this movement is nothing but immobility». Perhaps this is an even more fitting description of film, with its images in motion. Its movements can reconnect us with the movements of the world, those motions in which a mysterious sense of order, what Weil calls immobility, arises.
This conference aims at examining the connections between film and Christianity focusing on such aesthetic aspects that, while not rejecting film representations of religious subjects, give primacy to film style and film experience.
The event is organized by CEC - Centre for Comparative Studies of the University of Lisbon (as part of the research project «Cinema and the World: Studies on Space and Cinema»), IFILNOVA - Nova Institute of Philosophy of the New University of Lisbon, CECC - Research Centre for Communication and Culture and CITER - Research Center for Theology and Religion Studies of the Catholic University of Portugal.

Venue: University of Lisbon, School of Arts and Humanities,
and at the New University of Lisbon, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences
Date: 24.-25.11.2017

 

(06.11.2017 | Braga)
Open seminar:
«Propor a fé numa pluralidade de caminhos»

The title of this open seminar coincides with a study of several researchers who are investigating the contemporary ways of living faith. The main question is how we can reflect on the proposal of faith in our time.

Venue: Auditório Isidro Alves
(Campos Camões)
Date: 06.11.2017 | 14h30

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(18.10.2017 | Lisbon)
Open lecture:
Theology and its Relationship with Religious Studies: boundaries, assimilations, incursions,
by
Friedrich Wilhelm Graf (University of Munich)

Although it is largely acknowledged by most academics that there is a clear distinction between theology and religious studies, the relationship between these two disciplines is a complex one. While theology is commonly thinking about religion from an internal perspective, religious studies seeks to study the cultural effects of belief and religious behaviour from outside. Starting with a brief overview about the history and origins of religious studies, the principal aim of this lecture is a systematic reflection on contemporary questions in what different ways our knowledge in relation to religion can be shaped.

Venue: Sala de Exposições | BUJPII
Date: 18.10.2017 | 15h00
 

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(19.10.2017 | Lisbon)
Open lecture: The politicization of religion of Islam to an Islamism,
by
Professor Bassam Tibi (University of Göttingen)

Some observers contend that Islamism is a western notion imposed on Muslims in a western attitude of islamophobia. This is wrong. In reality it is a fact that the notion Islamism (al-islamyyia) was first coined by the founder of the first Islamist movement in history, the Muslim Brotherhood, Hassan al-Banna. His definition of Islamism (din wa daula) as a doctrine of the unity of a state order based on Shari'a and religious belief. The notion of Islamism pertains to the politicization of Islam in a pursuit to move it from spirituality and religious belief to politics. This happens in an effort at returning religion to state politics paired with the claim to establish an Islamic Sharia state.

Venue: Sala de Exposições | BUJPII 
Date: 19.10.2017 | 11h00

 

(18.06.2017 | Bolonha)
CITER participates at the EUROPEAN ACADEMY OF RELIGION 2017- EX NIHILO: Zero Conference


The Ex Nihilo Zero Conference will be held in Bologna from Sunday, June 18th to Thursday, June 22nd. During the conference, there will be panels, discussions, master classes, a marketplace for the publishers, and cultural events: see here the complet programme. CITER participates at the "Zero Conference", organizing the painel: Citizenship and Ecclesiality. The EUROPEAN ACADEMY OF RELIGION is a exchange platform open to Academies and Scientific Societies, Research Centers and Institutions, University Labs and Clusters, and qualified Journals, Scientific Publishers and Media.

 

(05.06.2017)
Book launch of Fátima, uma aproximação
CITER's researcher João Manuel Duque will be launching his new book Fátima, uma aproximação in Brazil, recently issued by the Publishing House Paulinas
For more information see Fátima, uma aproximação.

 

(06.06.2017)
Book Pequena Teologia da Lentidão in a Spanish and Catalan translation

The publishing house "Fragmenta Editorial" has just published José Tolentino Mendoça's last book Pequena Teologia da Lentidão in a Spanish and Catalan translation. The book is an excellent contribution to think about a new anthropological grammar, which establishes a creative axis between the perennial questions and the phenomenology of everyday life.

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(30.05.2017 | Lisbon)
Open seminar: «The Priest in Contemporary Literature»

With the participation of Leonor Xavier, João Tordo, Pedro Mexia and José Tolentino Mendonça.
Contemporary literature shows that the figure of the priest, even with all the changing perceptions, continues to arouse curiosity, debate and thought. As a character, it is perhaps less consensual than in other times and certainly less iconic within the social and power dynamics. However, the fact that his representation has not completely escaped the mutations and dilemmas of modernity allows us to deconstruct the reduction of the figure of the priest to a habitus, immune to time or history, illuminating its existence under new angles. Literature gives us to listen to a figure traditionally associated with discursive production, but we rarely hear in the discourse itself.

Venue: Sala de Exposições | Edifício BUJPII
Date: 30.05.2017 | 14h30 - 18h00

 

(25.05.2017 | Lisboa) 
Open lecture:
«Aesthetics of Religion: what it is, and what it is good for»,
by Prof. Alexandra Grieser (Trinity College Dublin)

Studying religion has long been dominated by focussing on texts, doctrines and beliefs. However, to get a full picture of the power of religious "ways of worldmaking" (N. Goodman) it is important to understand that, to a large extent, this power builds on aesthetic forms - images and imagination, artefacts and architecture and body practices that design experiences of other-than-everyday realities. In the study of culture, several approaches have responded to this insight: visual, spatial and material culture, media studies, the anthropology of the senses and cognitive psychology as well.

Venue: Sala de Exposições | Edifício BUJPII
Date: 25.05.2017 | 16h30

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(23.05.2017 | Braga)
Colloquium: «Experiência de Deus e Teologia na Era Secular» with Maria Clara Bingemer
 

Maria Clara Bingemer (PhD, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome) is a noted Brazilian theologian. A full professor at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC), she focuses her research on systematic theology and in particular on Latin American and liberation theology. Bingemer is widely published in many languages. Her English works include A Face for God: Reflections on Trinitarian Theology for Our Times (Convivium, 2014), Witnessing: Prophecy, Politics and Wisdom(edited with Peter Casarella, Orbis, 2014), and Mary, Mother of God, Mother of the Poor (with Ivone Gebara, Wipf and Stock, 2004). Forthcoming in English are Simone Weil: A Mystic with Passion and Compassion and The Mystery and the World, both from Wipf and Stock, and Latin American Theology: Roots and Branches, from Orbis. The former dean of the Center of Theology and Human Sciences at PUC, Bingemer held the first Duffy Lectures Chair at Boston College in spring 2015. She serves on the editorial boards of many theological journals, including Concilium.

Venue: Auditório Isidro Alves
(Campos Camões)
Date: 23.11.2017 | 14h30

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HIGHLIGHTS

SEMINÁRIO ABERTO
«As instituições judaicas ao tempo de Jesus»
(org. de João Lourenço)
(22.01.2019 | 11h30)

 

OPEN LECTURE
«Science of Religion and Theology in the Academy»
Prof. Jens Schlieter
(22.01.2019 | 11h30)

 

OPEN DEBATE
«Fernando Pessoa: The Mystery of God and Life»
(05.12.2018 | 18h30)

 

ROUND TABLE | Goethe-Institut Lisbon
«Religion in Times of International Crisis»
(08.11.2018 | 19h00)

 

OPEN SEMINAR
«Rethinking Humanism on the Horizon of Multicultural and Multireligious Identities»
(05.11.2018 | 18h00)  

 

BOOK LAUNCH 
«Restauro Filológico. Órgão Manuel de Sá Couto»
by Joaquim Félix de Carvalho 
(04.10.2018 | 21h30)  

 

INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM
RELIGION IN MULTIPLE MODERNITIES
(20.| 21.06.2018) Auditório Afonso de Barros
ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
 

 

Symposium
«Centenary of Fátima: moment of a plural Reading»
(Lisbon | 22.05.2018 | 09h15 - 18h00)  

 

OPEN LECTURE «Rethinking Humanism» 
(Lições Italianas sobre Estudos de Religião)
Enzo Bianchi and Massimo Cacciari
(11.04.2018 | 18h00)  

 

OPEN SEMINAR
«A literatura como campo
de observação do religioso»
(22.03.2018 | 15h00)  

 

OPEN SEMINAR
Curso de História e Cultura Bíblica - Módulo XXIII
(15.02.-24.05.2018)  

 



OPEN LECTURE

«Religious Studies within Theological Faculties»
Prof. Karl Baier
(08.02.2018 | 16h30)  

 

OPEN SEMINAR
«Do Clique ao Toque»
(27.01.2018 | 09h00 - 18h00)

 

OPEN SEMINAR
«2º diálogo terra-a-terra»
(19.01.2018 | 11h00)

 

OPEN SEMINAR
Fátima no seu centenário: olhares plurais
(17.01.2018 | 10h00)  

 

OPEN LECTURE
«Ser cristão hoje» Prof. Johan Konings
(13.12.2017 | 15h00)

 

OPEN LECTURE
«O Evangelho do Discípulo Amado» Prof. Johan Konings
(12.12.2017 | 10h00)

 

WORKSHOP
«O Centenário de Fátima»
(27.11.2017 | 17h00 - 19h00)

 

CONFERENCE
«Visões de Deus»
(06.11.2017 | 18h00)

 

OPEN SEMINAR
«Propor a Fé numa Pluralidade de Caminhos»
(06.11.2017 | 14h30)

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OPEN SEMINAR
«El processo de 'relectura' en el evangelio de Juan.
El caso de Jn6»
Prof. Johannes Beutler SJ
(20.10.2017 | 15h00)

 

ROUND TABLE | Goethe-Institut Lisbon
«Religion - for what?»
(19.10.2017 | 18h30)

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OPEN SEMINAR
«1º diálogo terra-a-terra»
(18.10.2017 | 17h00)

 

OPEN LECTURE
«Theology and its Relationship with Religious Studies»
Prof. Friedrich Wilhelm Graf
(18.10.2017 | 15h00)

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OPEN LECTURE
«The politicization of religion of Islam to an Islamism»
Prof. Bassam Tibi
(19.10.2017 | 11h00)

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OPEN LECTURE
«The return of the sacred as a de-secularization»
Prof. Bassam Tibi 
(UCP Porto | 17.10.2017 | 10h00)

 

OPEN LECTURE
Ernest Götsch: Agricultura Sintrópica
(04.10.2017 | 18h00)

 

OPEN RESEARCH SEMINAR
«The Priest in Contemporary Literature»
(30.05.2017 | 14h30 - 18h00)

 

OPEN LECTURE
«Aesthetics of Religion»
Prof. Dr. Alexandra Grieser
(25.05.2017 | 16h30)  

 

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
«Deus e a Sociedade: do Presente para o Futuro»
(22. - 24.05. 2017)

 

COLLOQUIUM
«Experiência de Deus e Teologia na Era Secular»
Prof. Maria Clara Bingemer
(23.05.2017)

 

OPEN LECTURE
«Narrating Narcissus, Reflecting Cognition»
Prof. Almut-Barbara Renger 
(13.03.2017 | 16h30)  

 

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