CAS:MP - Workshop: The Idea of Heresy

26. Apr 2022 - 29. Apr 2022
Schloss Ettersburg, Weimar
M.S. Merian – R. Tagore International Centre of Advanced Studies ‘Metamorphoses of the Political’
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Organisation: Shail Mayaram (TM1), Martin Fuchs (TM4) and Rajeev Bhargava (TM4)

The History Module (TM1) along with the Module on Normative Conflicts and Transformation (TM4) of ICAS:MP are organising a Conference on the Idea of Heresy. We seek to examine the idea of heresy at the conceptual level as also the manifestation of the phenomenon in history as it exemplifies the Metamorphoses of the Political in the long twentieth century.

In terms of ideal types we can identify then three forms of orientation to heresy in each of which the following aspects predominate:

  • Truth, Revelation and Dogma
  • Orthopraxy as distinct from orthodoxy
  • Pagan worlds, with neither orthopraxy nor orthodoxy

Renowned scholars from different countries like Faisal Devji from Oxford, Jan Assman from Heidelberg, Christophe Jaffrelot from Sciences Po Paris and many more will participate in this conference.