KNIR seminar (Rome)
The KNIR seminar 'Reasoning to Believe' will concentrate on early modern sermons, a genre of tremendous impact on European culture not just in the period of the Reformation but throughout. We will lecture on the practice of sermons in the period 1200-1650 throughout and beyond Europe, concentrating on the Roman scene: where, when and how were sermons held? What role did they play in church ritual and what did they set out to achieve? We will study these and other related questions by inspecting the phenomenon of sermons inside out: we will visit churches and other venues where sermons were and still are held. Deadline: 1 September 2022.