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The project "Death in Early Protestant Tradition" invites to a half day seminar, followed by lunch.
How to understand the early protestant funeral sermon genre in relation to the Ars Moriendi genre? How to understand the differences between danish and german funeral sermons?
"Holy life and holy death. Changing conceptions of holiness in the reformation"
"The Early Modern Pastor between Ideal and Reality / Der frühneuzeitliche Pfarrer zwischen Anspruch und Wirklichkeit"
Presentation of the papers held by Oslo-located projectmemebers at the second RefoRC conference in May.
In collaboration with 1. am Øystein Ekroll (Nidaros Domkirkes Restaureringsarbeider), the project arranged an excursion to selected churces at Sunnmøre.
Discussion on two funeralsermons written by danish Niels Hemmingsen and norwegian Jens Nielssøn.
Discussion on Niels Hemmingsen; "Et visst og fast tegn hvor paa hver kand kjenne seg selv hvad han er Guds barn eller ey" (1577) .
Apocalyptism in early protestant culture.
Introduction by Sivert Angel and Eivor Oftestad.
A reading of Niels Palladius: Om dommedagen (1575)
The second RefoRC Conference 2012 will be held in Oslo May 10-12, 2012 at the Faculty of Theology of the University of Oslo (UiO).
Theme of plenary papers
The plenary papers of the second RefoRC conference will cover both Northern Protestant (mainly Lutheran and Reformed) and Southern (mainly Catholic) Europe, related to the question: What changes did the Protestant Reformation and the Catholic Reform bring about in the individual and the collective dealings with death and the dead? Comparative perspectives and new research results will be presented.
Shortpapers and general attendance
The conference is open to shortpaper presentations and thematic sessions with two or three papers on all aspects of the 16th century reformations, independent of the theme of the plenary papers. Attendance of the conference without giving a paper is encouraged also.
Cand.philol. Vemund Blomkvist will defend his doctoral dissertation "The Euthalian Apparatus. Text – Translation – Commentary" for the degree of Doctor Philosophiae at the Faculty of Theology.
Cand.theol. Sivert Angel will defend his doctoral dissertation "The Religious Pedagogic of Lucas Osiander (1534-1604)" for the degree of Philosophiae Doctor (Ph.D.) at the Faculty of Theology.
To be announced
Workshop in Copenhagen 18th-20th of November
Friday 18th of November: Excursion to Helsingør, Slangerup and Roskilde, led by Martin Wangsgaard Jürgensen.
Saturday 19th and sunday 20th of November: Presentation of papers
The topic of the Workshop is "What was it to die?"
The intention is to focus on the concept of dying in the early protestant culture, as it appears in textual and visual sources from Scandinavia and the central protestant areas of Germany. The workshop will result in a publication.
Introduction by Tarald Rasmussen
The project arranges current reading group several mondays at 9-10 in the cafeteria of the Faculty of Theology.
Discussion on materiality and early protestant culture.
The project participates with four papers in this conference:
Jon O. Flæten (Oslo): Heinrich Suso’s Letter to a Dying Nun
Kristin Bliksrud Aavitsland (Oslo): Visualizing the Art of Dying in Early Protestant Scandinavia
Eivor A. Oftestad (Oslo): The “Sisters of Rachel”: Early Protestant Funeral Sermons and the Female Art of Dying
Bjoern Ole Hovda (Oslo): “Worse Than the Papists” – The Controversy Over the Lord's Supper in Danzig (Gdansk) 1561-1567: Presence and Practice – Theology and Confessional Politics.
“Continuity – discontinuity”, Introduction by prof. Tarald Rasmussen
Report in Norwegian
“Death in childbed”, introduction by Eivor Andersen Oftestad
Discussion on the book “The reformation of feelings” by Susan Karant-Nunn. Introduction by Sivert Angel
“Ars Moriendi”, presentation by Jon Flæten