The Centre for the Study of the Reformation (Faculty of „Artes Liberales”, University of Warsaw) and Koło Kultury Staropolskiej wish to invite you to a series of online seminars. The meetings are aimed at presenting interdisciplinary Polish research on broadly understood Religious Studies.
Each week the invited experts will discuss their chosen issues:
7 September 2020: Tadeusz Rubik (University of Warsaw)
In 1584, Polish Jesuits decided to produce a new, Catholic translation of the Bible in order to satisfy the Catholic demand and combat the influence of a considerable number of Protestant interpretations. After receiving the papal approval, the task was carried by friar Jakub Wujek: an educated philologist and theologian. He was, though, accused by some other Jesuits of being too attached to the Greek text, and even of using the Protestant Bible of Brest as a model. The revised text of the Bible was published in 1599 (so called ”Wujek’s Bible”). Comparison of the revised and the original versions reveal a number of changes, aimed mainly to literally render the Vulgate, but also to create negative associations with the Protestants and their teachings.
In his paper, Tadeusz Rubik proposes a consideration of „Wujek’s Bible” censorship as a source of study of the dynamic shifts in various aspects of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth’s culture. I will discuss research perspectives and address such questions as: How does the text reflect the confessional quarrels of the era? What is its’ place in the Polish Jesuits’ programme? What are the most intriguing research problems?
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The series of online seminars will present RESILIENCE as a common platform for various researchers, supporting their international presence.
24 September 2020: Albert Kozik (University of Warsaw)
Shaping the West: Jesuit strategies of accommodating European visual culture to the Chinese Context
1 October 2020: Anna Skolimowska (University of Warsaw),
Corpus of Ioannes Dantiscus’ Texts and Correspondence (dantiscus.al.uw.edu.pl) – opportunities and perspectives
8 October 2020: Jakub Koryl (Jagiellonian University)
Philosophies of Reformation: Socinian Metaphysics of Presence