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Religion and Identity in Poland

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Kod przedmiotu: IPHSS-MISH/RI Kod Erasmus / ISCED: 08.0 / (brak danych)
Nazwa przedmiotu: Religion and Identity in Poland
Jednostka: Ośrodek Międzyobszarowych Indywidualnych Studiów Humanistycznych i Społecznych
Grupy: Kursy do wyboru programu Study Abroad API
Program interdyscyplinarny w humanistyce i naukach społecznych w j. angielskim
Punkty ECTS i inne: 5.00 LUB 6.00 (w zależności od programu)
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Język prowadzenia: angielski

Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr zimowy 2018/2019" (zakończony)

Okres: 2018-10-01 - 2019-01-27
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Typ zajęć: Konwersatorium, 45 godzin, 30 miejsc więcej informacji
Koordynatorzy: Scott Simpson
Prowadzący grup: Scott Simpson
Lista studentów: (nie masz dostępu)
Zaliczenie: Zaliczenie na ocenę
Efekty kształcenia:

(tylko po angielsku) The aim of this course is to introduce international undergraduate students to religion in Poland, including a range of religious groups, beliefs and practices, across more than a thousand years of history. Against that broad background, several key issues will be looked at in depth. The most fundamental of these is how religion in general, and Roman Catholicism in particular, has related to Polish national identity. Other topics of special interest will be the history of religious tolerance in Poland, the role of the Roman Catholic Church in opposing communist rule and the question of the relevance of religion in modern social life in Poland.

Wymagania wstępne:

(tylko po angielsku) Students must have a B1 or higher level of English.


Please note that because the class has required attendance, any students who are registered in USOS but fail to attend any of the first three scheduled meetings will be removed from the list at that time. If there is a waiting list, any new open places will be given to students who have attended the class. No new registrations for the class will be accepted after the third class has taken place. Any students with questions about this should contact the instructor directly.

Forma i warunki zaliczenia:

(tylko po angielsku) In the course of the semester, every student must prepare and deliver an oral presentation (approximately 10 to 20 minutes) on a subject chosen during the second meeting. Audio-visual support (for PowerPoint presentations, etc) may be used at the student’s request, but are not required. Discussion of the presentation should lead towards the preparation of a term paper (approximately 10 standard pages which is roughly 3,500 words or 20,000 characters not counting spaces) concerning a related subject.


Active participation of the student at every seminar is expected, including reading all assigned literature and participation in group-discussions. Assigned reading will be roughly 40 pages per week. Lecture notes will be posted by the instructor after each lecture.


Metody dydaktyczne - słownik:

Metody podające - prezentacja multimedialna
Metody podające - wykład informacyjny
Metody praktyczne - ćwiczenia przedmiotowe
Metody praktyczne - seminarium
Metody problemowe - metody aktywizujące - dyskusja dydaktyczna

Bilans punktów ECTS:

(tylko po angielsku) 5

Pełny opis: (tylko po angielsku)

1. Introduction - 4 October 2018

An overview of the main objectives and problems of the course

Discussion of the course mechanics

Some general observations about ‘Polish religion’ which will be explored over the course of the semester. Sociological questions and historical answers.

Discussion:

What is ‘religion’? How does your definition of ‘religion’ affect what you see?

2. Slavic Paganism & the arrival of Christianity - 11 October 2018

Required reading (you should have read these before class):

Słupecki, L. (1994). “Arcona and Other Temples in Ruegen” pp. 24-50

Davies, N. (1981). God’s Playground. (Chapter 3: Piast) pp.61-105

In addition to the required reading for each meeting, there is also a list of optional suggested supplementary reading provided on Pegaz, but those readings are not mandatory.

Lecture:

The Slavs and their tribes. Dimensions of Slavic Paganism. Cyril & Methodius. Mieszko’s conversion and the creation of the Polish state. Church structure and institutions. Early Saints: Wojciech and Stanisław.

Discussion:

Similarities/differences between early and modern Polish religion? Who writes history? What do they ‘profit’? How does political power affect religious choice?

3. Eastern Rite Christianity: Orthodoxy and Uniates in Poland - 18 October 2018

Reading:

Wynot, E. (2002). “Captive Faith: the Polish Orthodox Church 1945-1989” in East European Quarterly. XXXVI, No.3, pp.323-335

Przybył, E. (2003). “The Orthodox Church in Poland.” Religions, Church, and the Scientific Study of Religion: Poland and Ukraine. pp.29-40

Keleher, S. (1995). “Trapped Between Two Churches: Orthodox and Greek-Catholics in Eastern Poland.” Religion, State, and Society, 23:4. pp.365-371.

Lecture:

Geography of ‘Eastern’ and ‘Western’ Christianity. The Great Schism. Structure, ritual and ideology. The Union of Brest.

Seminar: First student presentations & discussion

4. Study Trip to the Greek Catholic Uniate Church on ul. Wiślna - 25 October 2018

(This study trip will take place during normal classroom hours and will not involve significant travel time.)

Note: 1 November is a Polish national holiday. The Rector has also cancelled classes on 2 November.

5. Protestants in Poland - 8 November 2018

Reading:

Kras, P. (2002). “Polish-Czech Relations in the Hussite Period – Religious Aspects” in The Bohemian Reformation and Religious Practice, pp.177-192

Wijaczka, J. (2015). “The Reformation in sixteenth-century Poland: a success story or a failure?” Reformation & Renaissance Review, Vol. 17 No. 1, pp.9-26

Lecture:

Proto-Protestants: Jan Huss & the Hussites. Lutheranism. Calvinism. Radical departures: Anti-Trinitarianism. Why was Protestantism such a success in Poland? (in the short term) Cieszyn Silesia.

Seminar:

Student presentations & discussion

6. The Counterreformation and the Cult of Mary - 15 November 2018

Reading:

Porter, B. (2005). “Hetmanka and Mother: Representing the Virgin Mary in Modern Poland” pp.151-170

Williams, G. (1981). “Peter Skarga” in Raitt, J. (ed) Shapers of Religious Traditions. pp.175-194

Lecture:

The ‘Counter’ Reformation and the ‘Catholic’ Reformation. Poland’s unusual Counterreformation. The Jesuits, allegorical images & popular preaching. Why was the Counter-Reformation such a success in Poland? Mary and Mariology.

Seminar:

Student presentations & discussion

7. Judaism in Poland - 22 November 2018

Reading:

Galas, M. (2002). “The Influence of Frankism on Polish Culture” Polin. pp.153-158

Doktor, J. (2011). "The Beginnings of Beshtian Hasidism in Poland" pp.41-54

Eisler, J. (2008). “1968: Jews, Anti-Semitism, Emigration” Polin. pp.37-61

Lecture:

Arrival of Jews in Poland. Sephardi, Ashkenazi, Knaanic. Communities in Poland: Kazimierz as an illustration. Co-operation and assimilation. Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust. Post-war survival and March 1968. Post-communist revival.

Seminar:

Student presentations & discussion

8. Study trip to the Sanctuary of God’s Mercy and the Sanctuary of the Blessed John Paul II at Łagiewniki – 24 November 2018 - SATURDAY

No regular meeting on 29 November. I need to be at the opening of a museum exhibit and its associated conference. I will be happy to show students around the temporary exhibit at the Archaeological Museum (exact time TBA)

9. Muslims and Karaites in Poland - 6 December 2018

Reading:

Dziekan, M. (2011). "History and culture of Polish Tatars" pp.27-39

Pędziwiatr,K. (2011) “The Established and Newcomers” pp.169-182

Harviainen, T. (2003). “The Karaites in Eastern Europe” pp.633-653

Lecture:

The Tartars and Islam in the Commonwealth Kingdom of Poland and Lithuania. Developments in post-communist Islam in Poland.

Seminar:

Student presentations & discussion

10. Romanticism, Roman Catholicism and Polish National Identity - 13 December 2018

Reading:

Davies, N. (1981). God’s Playground. Vol. II (Chapter 7: Kościół, pp.207-225)

Starzyńska–Kościuszko, E. (2016). “Polish Romantic Messianism” pp.51-71

Lecture:

'Polak to Katolik'. The Vatican hierarchy as an enemy of Polish statehood. The Roman Catholic parish as the saviour of the Polish nation. Religious and national symbols. Polish literature: messianism and heresy.

Seminar:

Student presentations & discussion

11. Religious Nationalisms between the Wars & during the Second World War - 20 December 2018

Reading:

Pease, N. (2009). “From Constitution to Concordat” pp.54-76

Grott, B. (1982). “The Conception of Roman Catholic Totalism in Poland Before World War II” pp.101-107

Lecture:

Sanacja vs. Endecja. Roman Dmowski. Bolesław Piasecki. Sister Faustyna. Nazi policy towards the Church. Maxmilian Kolbe.

Seminar:

Student presentations & discussion

12. Religion under Communism - 3 January 2019

Reading:

Kunicki, M. (2005). “The Red and the Brown: Boleslaw Piasecki, the Polish Communists, and the Anti-Zionist Campaign in Poland, 1967-68” pp. 185–225

Chodakiewicz, M. (2006). “The Pope's Secret File” pp.58-60

Lecture:

Marx, Engels & Communist notions of religion. Stalinism and religion. Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski. Post-Stalinist thaw 1956-1974. “Group D” and religious spy games. Jerzy Popieluszko. Solidarity & Wałęsa.

Seminar:

Student presentations & discussion

13. John Paul II - 10 January 2019

Reading:

Zaremba, M. (2005). “Karol Wojtyła the Pope: Complications for Comrades of the Polish United Workers’ Party” pp. 317–336

Klekot, E. (2007). “Mourning John Paul II in the streets of Warsaw” pp.3-6

Lecture:

Life and education. Philosopher and theologian. John Paul II and the Jews. Building the Arka church. Polish Pope. John Paul II’s death and funeral.

Seminar:

Student presentations & discussion

14. Secularisation & New Religious Movements - 17 January 2019

Reading:

Pasek, Z. (2006). “State and Local Government Policies towards New Religious Movements in Poland, 1989-2004” pp.181-191

Stetkiewicz, L. (2013). “The Role of the Catholic Church and Polish Religiosity” pp.1-17

Lecture:

Return to diversity and secular challenges to Roman Catholicism. New Religious Movements (NRM). Anti-Cult Movement in Poland. Polish contemporary Paganism (Rodzimowierstwo).

Seminar:

Student presentations & discussion

15. Religion and Society in Contemporary Poland - 24 January 2019

Reading:

Burdziej, S. (2008). “Voice of the Disinherited: Religious Media After the 2005 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections in Poland” pp.207-220

Zielińska, K. & Zwierżdżyński, M. (2013). “Religious Education in Poland” pp.1-13

Lecture:

Radio Marija, TvTwam, and religious media. Religious (and anti-clerical) politics. Religion in schools and rites of passage. School textbooks for Religion. Summing up the course.

Seminar:

Student presentations & discussion

Paper due: 24 January 2019 (Note that the paper should be submitted electronically in pdf format and it will be run through the Jagiellonian University's anti-plagiarism software. Papers that do not include proper academic citation of sources will not be accepted.)

Optional early written exam (zerówka) : TBA, if necessary

Regular written exam time: 31 January 2019

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