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Numero 15 FESTIVAL II

Issue 15 – Festival II

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Double Excess

EDITORIAL

Superabundance is appropriate to festivals and holidays. When they are successful, festivals and holidays are meant to go on. Thus, “Spazio Filosofico” continues with the same concept once again, like Scheherazade, who does not stop narrating, and adds ever new contents to her stories. Leggi tutto »

 
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Rituals and the Sacred: Reflections on the Anthropology of the Formation of Ideals

Num°15 FESTIVAL II
Joas-Idealstadt

When the two oppositional pairs sacred/profane and religious/profane are not mixed up, then an anthropological (and not merely religious) analysis of rituals becomes possible. The essay carries out such a detailed analysis and examines the subsequent developments from Durkheim to Habermas. Leggi tutto »

 
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Awaiting a Festival

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Macho

On the basis of the definition of human beings as beings who await and thus gain time, the essay examines the aporias of the wait within the Christian tradition, namely: the attempt at distinguishing the wait for a forthcoming event and the wait tout court, the re-interpretation of Jesus’ promise to come soon in the sense of an encounter with him after death, Leggi tutto »

 
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“A Holiday that does not Like Me”

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Salmann

The essay pays close attention to moments of ambivalence within holidays that can be valued also from a theological perspective. On the basis of childhood memories of happiness and delusion connected with Christmas, Leggi tutto »

 
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The Charism of Being Friends, or How a Celebration Can Turn Into a Festival

Num°15 FESTIVAL II
Sparn

Through an interpretation of Friedrich Hölderlin’s hymn, Friedensfeier, firstly, the essay formulates the hypothesis that it is the spirit of friendship that transforms a celebration, which one can deliberately plan and stage, into a festival, for which friends can hope but whose splendor and happiness they cannot produce. Secondly, the essay clarifies the semantic profiles and the modern variation in the relation between ritual ceremonies, which are often instrumentalized by social interests, and festivals, whose emergence is intermingled for example with affective excitement. Leggi tutto »

 
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Festivals

Num°15 FESTIVAL II
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The essay regards festivals as “the unusual” that inserts itself in our lives – lives that, on the contrary, have already delineated their usual direction. Within the world of festivals, life attains its own form by defining times, places, and communities that celebrate memories and feelings. Leggi tutto »

 
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Festivals: Between Wars and Fraternity

Num°15 FESTIVAL II
Longato

Festivals are threshold-events between everydayness and non-everydayness. They mirror the way in which we relate to others and to reality in general, as attested by the main functions performed by festivals. In the essay, such functions are critically examined with reference to Caillois, Bachtin, Pieper, and Gadamer. Leggi tutto »

 
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