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Religious and Philosophical Contexts of Apocryphal Narrations in Modern Culture

Małgorzata Bogna Jankowska

Abstract

The dissertation is an analysis of literary and philosophical apocryphal narrations. The analysed material includes a few texts by Leszek Kołakowski and Andrzej Grzegorczyk and two novels – The Last Temptation of Christ by Nikos Kazantzakis and The Gospel According to Jesus Christ by José Saramago. The introduction to the subject is based on the definitions of the traditional apocrypha and narration (which is understood not only as a literary term, but as a philosophical idea as well). The dissertation presents different religious and philosophical contexts (like secularization, the conflict between reason and faith, the crisis of metaphysics, the fall of the so called Great Narrations) so that the role of the apocryphal narrations in modern culture could be properly described.
Record ID
UAM9218e57f0f0d4ff39a019af8700aba9e
Diploma type
Doctor of Philosophy
Author
Title in Polish
Religijno-filozoficzne konteksty narracji apokryficznych w kulturze współczesnej
Title in English
Religious and Philosophical Contexts of Apocryphal Narrations in Modern Culture
Language
pol (pl) Polish
Certifying Unit
Faculty of Social Sciences (FoSS)
Discipline
cultural studies / (humanities) / (humanities)
Scientific discipline (2.0)
1.6 culture and religion sciences
Status
Finished
Defense Date
07-10-2010
Title date
07-10-2010
Supervisor
URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10593/595 Opening in a new tab
Keywords in English
apocryph; narration; myth; secularization
Abstract in English
The dissertation is an analysis of literary and philosophical apocryphal narrations. The analysed material includes a few texts by Leszek Kołakowski and Andrzej Grzegorczyk and two novels – The Last Temptation of Christ by Nikos Kazantzakis and The Gospel According to Jesus Christ by José Saramago. The introduction to the subject is based on the definitions of the traditional apocrypha and narration (which is understood not only as a literary term, but as a philosophical idea as well). The dissertation presents different religious and philosophical contexts (like secularization, the conflict between reason and faith, the crisis of metaphysics, the fall of the so called Great Narrations) so that the role of the apocryphal narrations in modern culture could be properly described.

Uniform Resource Identifier
https://researchportal.amu.edu.pl/info/phd/UAM9218e57f0f0d4ff39a019af8700aba9e/
URN
urn:amu-prod:UAM9218e57f0f0d4ff39a019af8700aba9e

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