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Author: Gunnar Skirbekk

practical tasks in daily life). For example, Erik Pontoppidan, a theologian and man of enlightenment, was commissioned by the king in the 1730s to write an explanation of Luther’s Catechism – a collection of 759 questions and answers (with a shorter version for slow learners) – for use at the Lutheran

In: Transcultural Studies
Author: Milan Orlić

prose writing of Svetislav Basara. Thematically, Marčićev’s novel focuses on the lives of young people living in the shadow of big historic events. Using the general artefacts of every-day life (current fashion trends, favourite books and films, music and sport), the narrating voice appears as a

In: Transcultural Studies

autobiographical fragment motivated by the socio-political conditions. The students answer “that they couldn’t care less about literature. It bored them,” according to Lucić. 8 What for her is a disappointing predictability expressed in their answers about their favourite books, namely, the ones by Hermann

In: Transcultural Studies
Author: Daniel Regnier

is it that motivates Uznadze to analyse the type of phenomena we have mentioned in terms of “set”? Uznadze gives a very clear account of what he understands to be the advantages of his perspective in the introduction to his The Psychology of Set . On the one hand he criticizes traditional psychology

In: Transcultural Studies
Author: Boris Knorre

, Cyprus, Moldova, the Republic of Macedonia, Russia, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, Ukraine… They are diasporas of Orthodox peoples, as a rule, living in the countries of the Western tradition and the nations who make up religious minorities in the countries of residence, but are stable culturally and

In: Transcultural Studies
Author: Bojan Marković

–1926) and only a segment of his rich and varied poetic opus, anti-proportional to the years of life of this poète maudit from the beginning of the 20 th century. When we talk about the poetry of Srečko Kosovel, we choose to talk about his poetry that fosters the aesthetic of revolution, that is, a part

In: Transcultural Studies
Author: Yao Xiaoling

interpretation that “[this] piece ( figure 3 ) was one of [his] first attempts to give the continent of Africa itself a visual identity”. 20 Kish further suggests that “the central concept [of the tree] was again the idea of nature, or the life-force, personified as a being”. 21 The tree symbolizes

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Author: Vesna Trijić

One of the most penetrating thoughts in Oswald Spengler’s The Decline of the West is that “[d]emocracy has by its newspaper completely expelled the book from the mental life of the people.” The meaning of this thought in our age is perhaps even more complex than it was a hundred years ago, in

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were convicted for “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred” and sentenced to two years in prison. 46% of Russians found this sentence an adequate punishment (35% found it excessive, and only 9% said that such actions should not be tried in a criminal court). 42 Public opinion on the case has

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Author: Judit Molnár

, the narrator is not able to gain a foothold in the unwelcoming society of Québec. At best, he can be part of the eccentric netherworld of refugees, among whom however he also feels dislocated, often considering himself superior to them. As a consequence, his sphere of social life becomes rather

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