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The article discusses interpretations of the ladder image in Genesis 28:10–12 from the perspective of Austin’s speech act theory and the development of its symbolic content in Christian tradition. In particular, the contrasting interpretations of Pico della Mirandola and Martin Luther are discussed. A separate section is devoted to the ladder image in Wittgenstein’s ‘Tractatus’ and Schönberg’s fragmentary oratorio ‘Die Jakobsleiter’.

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In: Interdisciplinary Journal for Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society
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This article focuses on how the digital age has affected the Crimean Tatar religious authorities in the emerging cyber-Islamic environment. I argue that despite government restrictions, the internet remains a safe space for public debate and for challenging Muslim authorities in Crimea. I also argue that although online media have allowed traditional Muslim authorities in Crimea to improve communication within their organization and expand their audiences, they have become a platform for challenging their hierarchies, structures, ideologies, and texts. First, the structure of the Crimean Muslim community is outlined. I then describe the Crimean cyber-Islamic environment, before using social-media analysis and interviews with Muslim leaders to analyze the situation in the Crimean Tatars’ cyber-Islamic environment, with a focus on their religious authorities.

In: Journal of Religion in Europe