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The Fleeting Moment: The Sacramental Universe of Music, from the Aesthetic Form to the Empathetic Event
Theology and Music: Languages of Transcendence

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Nowadays, the drama of the incommunicability of the experience of God is perhaps one of the greatest problems that theology must face if it wants to establish a sincere dialogue with contemporary thought. A visit to contemporary theological art, and concretely to music, is an exercise that should be taken into consideration when one wishes to offer a word about God to our world and to men and women of these days. Through this article author wants underline that the relationship between theology and music could reveal itself as a way to discover the mysterious-symbolic presence of God which reveals itself.

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The Art of Fielding

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Bion created different theoretical tools to observe emotional transformations during a therapeutic session. In the relational field, these tools are particularly useful to observe how emotions create representations as steps in the transformation of further emotional experiences. Describing the complex unfolding of this process, Bion used the word “truth” to highlight the tension towards the unknown, the absolute unachievable named “O”.

The word ‘authenticity’ is close to the theoretical concept of ‘truth’, but it better describes and includes something pertaining to relational experience. Authenticity especially appears as a broader concept, which includes something about style and the ability to reach a sense of contentment and sharing together.

The author explores as authenticity goes through the form, not just the content, of language; a form capable of arousing surprise, wonder and transformation of the gaze. The optimal regulation of the intensity of feeling and the subjective quality of the words allow the latter to cross the relational field and to be received by the other subject. The goal for therapy that strives to reach the patient and allow a creative, subjective and full relational experience can be described (or summarized) with the word ‘authenticity’.

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Environmental Hermeneutics: Ethnic and Ecological Traditions in Aesthetic Dialogue with Nature

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The article presents dialogic attitude towards nature and focuses on the aesthetic form of interaction with environment via folklore and imaginative writing. The article analyzes the development of scientific thought from human ecology to environmental hermeneutics. Hermeneutic methodology is used in the field of “aesthetics of nature”, therefore, the author applies hermeneutic categories such as tradition, historically effective consciousness, hermeneutic circle, application to cultural heritage of one of Siberia’s natives and proves the advantages, heuristic value of these categories in analyzing dialogue with nature. Aesthetic dialogue with nature is studied on the example of ethnic and ecological traditions of the Buryat nomads, who historically migrated across Central Asia, nowadays live around Lake Baikal. The author argues that revitalizing ethnic and ecological traditions in folklore and contemporary national literature presents a hermeneutic dialogue with nature and considers it a valuable resource for ethical assumptions and ecological education for sustainable development.

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The comparative context and methodology of literary history in Hanuš Jelínek’s Histoire de la littérature tchèque

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The paper evaluates the importance of the French-written Histoire de la littérature tchèque I–III [The History of Czech Literature] (1930–1935) by Hanuš Jelínek (1878–1944), a leading expert and authority on French–Czech cultural relations. His synthetic work destined for French readers and completed outside the modern methodological context of the 1930s draws on Ernest Denis’ concept of Czech literary development as the ‘literature of struggle’ against the German element, while its composition is inspired by Arne Novák’s history written in German, and his expository method follows in the footsteps of his mentor Jaroslav Vlček. Therefore, Jelínek conceives literary development as a continual motion of ideas within an aesthetic form, as a subject-stratified, multi-layered story unified by the central outlook enabling him on the one hand to emphasise the nationally defensive aspect of Czech literature, and, on the other hand, to present it through parallels and illustrative examples within the European perspective. Jelínek’s Histoire, supplemented with a number of his own translations of Czech authors, is a particular narrative–historical genre – the epitome of the young Czech nation’s cultural policy and an archetype of cordial relations between the Czechoslovak and French cultures.

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Benefits of a dance group intervention on institutionalized elder people: a Bayesian network approach

multicultural exercise component in healthy ageing Aust.Occup. Ther. J. 47 69 76 10.1046/j.1440-1630.2000.00214.x [10] M.M.S. Lima and A. P. Vieira (2007), Ballroom dance as therapy for the elderly in Brazil. Am. J. Dance Ther . 29 :2, pp. 129–142. 10.1007/s10465-007-9040-9 . Lima M.M.S. Vieira A. P. 2007 Ballroom dance as therapy for the elderly in Brazil Am. J. Dance Ther. 29 2 129 142 10.1007/s10465-007-9040-9 [11] B. M. Wikström (2004), Older adults and the arts: the importance of aesthetic forms of expression in later life. J. Gerontol. Nurse 30 :9, pp. 30

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Sounding the Media
An Interdisciplinary Review and Research Agenda for Digital Sound Studies

://www.hum.au.dk/ckulturf/DOCS/PUB/nof/TSM Finnemann, N. O. (2005). The Cultural Grammar of the Internet. In K. B. Jensen (Ed.), Interface://Culture - The World Wide Web as Political Resource and Aesthetic Form. Copenhagen: Forlaget Samfundslitteratur/ NORDICOM. Forsyth, M. (1985). Buildings for Music: The Architect, the Musician, and the Listener from the Seventeenth Century to the Present Day. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Friberg, J., & Gärdenfors, D. (2004). Audio Games: New Perspectives on Game Audio. Paper presented at the ACE04: Advances in Computer Entertainment

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