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Džalto, Davor, ProfessorORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-7488-9824
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Džalto, D. (Ed.). (2024). Orthodoxy and Anarchism: Contemporary Perspectives. Lanham: Fortress Academic
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Orthodoxy and Anarchism: Contemporary Perspectives
2024 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This book brings together essays by contemporary Orthodox theologians and scholars on Orthodox Christianity that analyze various aspects of the complex relationship between anarchism, both as a concept and as a political philosophy, and Orthodoxy. As many studies have already shown, the dominant theological approaches in Orthodox political theology have been characterized by the search for some kind of “symphonia,” where a “harmonious” and (mutually) beneficial cooperation between the Church and the State has been sought. Although one can see many alternative attempts in contemporary Orthodox political theology to move away from traditional, monarchical, and (autocratic) symphonic models, the fact remains that most of those approaches still tend to provide theological articulations that rationalize and ultimately defend the dominant ideological systems (such as those of the “nation state” or “liberal democracy” for instance).There has been, however, another, marginal and marginalized tradition in Orthodox Christian political theology which can be labelled as “anarchist.” The purpose of this volume is to gather contemporary voices in and on Orthodox theology that explore this tradition in the history of Orthodox Christianity, or that themselves employ an “anarchist” approach to the socio-political sphere (including the Church in its institutional functioning).

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lanham: Fortress Academic, 2024
National Category
Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Research subject
Eastern Christian Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ths:diva-2120 (URN)978-1-9787-1536-3 (ISBN)978-1-9787-1537-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2024-01-11 Created: 2024-01-11 Last updated: 2024-01-16Bibliographically approved
Džalto, D. (Ed.). (2023). Beogradski nadbiskup: Dvadeset godina arhipastirske službe nadbiskupa Stanislava Hočevara – dokumenti i svedočanstva. Novi Sad / Belgrade: The Institute for the Study of Culture and Christianity
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Beogradski nadbiskup: Dvadeset godina arhipastirske službe nadbiskupa Stanislava Hočevara – dokumenti i svedočanstva
2023 (Serbian)Collection (editor) (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Novi Sad / Belgrade: The Institute for the Study of Culture and Christianity, 2023. p. 139
National Category
Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ths:diva-2122 (URN)978-86-7543-430-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2024-01-11 Created: 2024-01-11 Last updated: 2024-01-16Bibliographically approved
Džalto, D. (2023). Iconography and Iconology. In: John Barton (Ed.), Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion: . Oxford University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Iconography and Iconology
2023 (English)In: Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion / [ed] John Barton, Oxford University Press, 2023Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Iconography and iconology are the ways of describing and interpreting images and their meaning. Although closely related, iconography and iconology can be understood as distinct disciplines. When clearly differentiated, iconography is understood as a method of identifying and describing the themes and motifs (“subject matter”) represented in an image, while iconology is understood as an interpretation of the meaning of images. Especially in the contemporary applications of the method, iconology is often understood as an interdisciplinary enterprise.

In its rudimentary form, iconography has been practiced since the earliest recorded attempts to describe images, conveying “what is depicted” in the medium of language. Already in antiquity is the application of the iconographic method understood as a way of relating depicted visual forms with textual sources, aimed at an identification of the subject matter in images. In the Renaissance, attempts at the systematization and codification of the most commonly used motifs in visual arts are found, resulting in manuals that offered a description of the motifs and an explanation of the meaning of particular symbols or entire scenes. The modern period (especially the 19th and 20th centuries) is the time when iconography was fully developed as a method, but this is also the time of a clearer differentiation (both conceptual and terminological) between iconography and iconology. A series of authors, primarily art historians, contributed to this differentiation and to the development of iconology as a discipline that deals with the meaning in and of images and artworks. Among the most prominent ones are Aby Warburg, Erwin Panofsky, and Ernst Gombrich. Iconology, understood as an interdisciplinary approach to the issue of visual phenomena, has successfully been applied in the interpretation of a variety of visual phenomena, from ancient, medieval, and Renaissance artworks to works of contemporary art and visual culture understood more broadly.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford University Press, 2023
Keywords
Iconography, iconology, art history, aesthetics, method, meaning, form, Christianity, modern art
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Research subject
Eastern Christian Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ths:diva-2124 (URN)10.1093/acrefore/9780199340378.013.914 (DOI)
Note

An Article in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion (Online)

Available from: 2024-01-11 Created: 2024-01-11 Last updated: 2024-02-01
Džalto, D. (2023). Schöpfung und Nichts: Orthodoxe Theologie und moderne Kunst im Dialog. Sankt Ottilien: EOS Verlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Schöpfung und Nichts: Orthodoxe Theologie und moderne Kunst im Dialog
2023 (German)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [de]

Im Entstehungsprozess der Moderne nehmen „Kreativität“ und „Schöpfung“ als anthropologische Grundkonzepte einen wichtigen Platz ein. Nicht nur im Bereich der Kunst, sondern ganz allgemein wird menschliches Streben mit diesen Begriffen charakterisiert. Obwohl die Idee einer Schöpfung in der jüdisch-christlichen Bibeltradition ihren Ursprung hat, ist der Idee, dass der Mensch schaffend tätig sein kann, seitens der Theologie bemerkenswert wenig Aufmerksamkeit zuteil geworden. Innerhalb der christlich-orthodoxen Tradition wurde die Frage nach der Kreativität des Menschen und deren theologische Bedeutung am deutlichsten von Nikolai Berdyaev (1874-1948) formuliert. Viele Aspekte der Philosophie Berdyaevs stellen auch heute noch eine Herausforderung dar.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sankt Ottilien: EOS Verlag, 2023. p. 186
Keywords
Avantgarde, Kunstgeschichte, Moderne, Nikolai Berdyaev, Orthodoxe Theologie
National Category
Religious Studies Art History
Research subject
Eastern Christian Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ths:diva-2119 (URN)9783830680581 (ISBN)
Note

Translation by Marie-Christine Fritsch

German translation and edition of "The Human Work of Art: A Theological Appraisal of Creativity and the Death of the Artist", New York: SVS Press 

Available from: 2024-01-11 Created: 2024-01-11 Last updated: 2024-01-11Bibliographically approved
Džalto, D. (2022). A Plea for (Orthodox) Anarchism. In: : . Paper presented at The international conference “Ideological Turn in Theology: The Impact of Globalization on the Talk of God,” at the Goethe University Frankfurt on the 9th-11th of June, 2022..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Plea for (Orthodox) Anarchism
2022 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
Eastern Christian Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ths:diva-2049 (URN)
Conference
The international conference “Ideological Turn in Theology: The Impact of Globalization on the Talk of God,” at the Goethe University Frankfurt on the 9th-11th of June, 2022.
Available from: 2023-10-31 Created: 2023-10-31 Last updated: 2023-10-31Bibliographically approved
Džalto, D. (2022). Apophatic and Emancipatory Dimensions of Humor: The Case of Orthodox Christianity. In: : . Paper presented at The international conference “Religion and Humor” organised by the Department of Eastern Christian Studies, University College Stockholm, Sankt Ignatios College in Södertälje on the 17th-19th February 2022..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Apophatic and Emancipatory Dimensions of Humor: The Case of Orthodox Christianity
2022 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
Eastern Christian Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ths:diva-2051 (URN)
Conference
The international conference “Religion and Humor” organised by the Department of Eastern Christian Studies, University College Stockholm, Sankt Ignatios College in Södertälje on the 17th-19th February 2022.
Available from: 2023-10-31 Created: 2023-10-31 Last updated: 2023-10-31Bibliographically approved
Džalto, D. (2022). Beyond Capitalist Dystopia: Reclaiming Freedom and Democracy in the Age of Global Crises (1ed.). Abingdon: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Beyond Capitalist Dystopia: Reclaiming Freedom and Democracy in the Age of Global Crises
2022 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This provocative book interrogates the ideology of capitalism as the "default" narrative underpinning various mainstream ideologies in the contemporary world. The book explores the genesis, structure and functioning of this ideological narrative, provides its critical assessment and outlines a possible alternative, beyond the logic of capitalism and toward a truly free and democratic society.

The book takes a broad view of the major global challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic, and persuasively argue that, in order to resolve any of the major global problems, from the ongoing ecological crisis to economic and geopolitical issues, we need to confront the capitalist system. To unpack the logic of contemporary capitalist ideology, and the way it structures our inter-personal and political relations, the book gives an analysis of the "end of ideology" narrative and offers a critical assessment of the ideas behind the widely used but fundamentally flawed concept of "Liberal democracy." The book revisits metaphysical foundations behind the ideology of capitalism, exposing their secular-religious dimension, and their immanent oppressiveness. Based on this deconstruction of the metaphysical foundations implicit in (Neo)Liberalism and capitalism, the book offers a way in which alternative metaphysical foundations can be constructed to allow for different socio-political and economic models that would be based on a radical affirmation of freedom and democracy, as well as human responsibility for the natural environment.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Abingdon: Routledge, 2022. p. 202 Edition: 1
Series
ANTINOMIES: Innovations in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Creative Arts
Keywords
Capitalism Social aspects, Democracy, Ideology, Social Problems
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Eastern Christian Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ths:diva-1986 (URN)9781000604306 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-10-04 Created: 2023-10-04 Last updated: 2023-10-11Bibliographically approved
Džalto, D. (2022). ‘Democratic Jet Leg’ and EUgoslav YUtopias. In: Stipe Odak and Zoran Grozdanov (Ed.), Balkan Contextual Theology: An Introduction (pp. 119-138). London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>‘Democratic Jet Leg’ and EUgoslav YUtopias
2022 (English)In: Balkan Contextual Theology: An Introduction / [ed] Stipe Odak and Zoran Grozdanov, London: Routledge, 2022, p. 119-138Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2022
Series
Routledge Studies in Religion
National Category
Humanities and the Arts Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ths:diva-2125 (URN)9780367744489 (ISBN)9780367722883 (ISBN)9781003157915 (ISBN)
Available from: 2024-01-11 Created: 2024-01-11 Last updated: 2024-01-16Bibliographically approved
Džalto, D. (2022). Demokratija i nove forme totalitarizma.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Demokratija i nove forme totalitarizma
2022 (Croatian)Other (Other academic)
National Category
Political Science Religious Studies
Research subject
Eastern Christian Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ths:diva-2044 (URN)
Note

Lecture at Teološki Fakultet Beograd, 26th of October 2022.

Available from: 2023-10-26 Created: 2023-10-26 Last updated: 2023-10-26Bibliographically approved
Džalto, D. (2022). From Icon to Big Data: Imaging Being Human. In: : . Paper presented at Conference "To Be Human: New Approach to Life and Education in Times of Crisis" organized by St John's School in Tallinn in collaboration with Arvo Pärt Centre at the Arvo Pärt Centre, Laulasmaa on the 21 of October 2022..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>From Icon to Big Data: Imaging Being Human
2022 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
Eastern Christian Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ths:diva-2052 (URN)
Conference
Conference "To Be Human: New Approach to Life and Education in Times of Crisis" organized by St John's School in Tallinn in collaboration with Arvo Pärt Centre at the Arvo Pärt Centre, Laulasmaa on the 21 of October 2022.
Available from: 2023-11-01 Created: 2023-11-01 Last updated: 2023-11-01Bibliographically approved
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