OTKA Saints Colloquia Series: Public lecture by Csilla Gábor

May 29, 2012 - 17:30 - 19:10
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The Department of Medieval Studies & the OTKA Saints Project

of Central European University

cordially invite you


to the public lecture of the OTKA Saints Colloquia Series




Csilla Gábor

Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj




Saints as Signs:

Post-Tridentine Arguments and Interpretations on Sanctity



at 17:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, 2012


CEU– Faculty Tower 409

Budapest, V. Nádor u. 9.


The starting point of the lecture is the decree of the Council of Trent about sainthood and the veneration of saints: it will focus on contemporary theological reflections concerning the problems involved; it will shortly analyze a polemic about the cult of saints at the end of the 16th century between the Catholic András Monoszlói and the Protestant Miklós Gyarmathi; and, finally, it will examine some interesting textual examples (mostly sermons from the 17–18th centuries) regarding the transformations of medieval cults as well as the appearance of new directions in the veneration of saints.


Csilla Gábor is Professor of Hungarian literature at the Babeş-Bolyai University in Cluj, where she teaches old Hungarian literature, devotional and homiletic literature, and the history of rhetoric. Her most important publications include: Káldi György prédikációi: Források, teológia, retorika (The sermons of György Káldi: Sources, theology, rhetoric), Debrecen, Kossuth Egyetemi Kiadó, 2001; Religió és retorika: Tanulmányok a középkori, reneszánsz, barokk irodalomról (Religion and rhetoric: Studies on medieval, renaissance and baroque literature), Cluj, Komp–Press, 2002; and Doctrine – Virtue – Memory: Seventeenth-century Hungarian Devotional Literature in European Context, Cluj, Cluj University Press, 2007.


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