EXC 2060 C3-1 - Scenes of Shame: Criticism and Justification of Religious Practices in the Sentimental Culture of the Late 18th Century

Funding Source
DFG - Cluster of Excellence
Project Number
EXC 2060/1
  • Description

    The 18th century reevaluates the role and significance of emotions. This anthropological reappraisal influences both religious discourses and the secular criticism of religion. In order to legitimize or criticize religion discourses such as early Romanticism or the emerging empirical psychology relate to the new knowledge about emotions. At stake is the role of religion for the constitution of individuality and social cohesion. In particular, the discourse on shame asks how emotions affect social interaction and whether emotions themselves are socially conditioned. Does emotionality serve as a code to criticize or legitimize religious practices and communication?
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