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Culture and Religion

Culture and religion

Secularization, increasing globalization & diversification and technological advances are influencing personal and social identities. Our scientists analyze and interpret the consequences of these developments for language, culture and religion.


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  • Carnival: A reversal of the roles 07 Feb 2018News Carnival: A reversal of the roles
    Just a few more days and it is here again, the festival that makes all other festivities pale by comparison, the Mother of all Festivals: Carnival. One half of the Netherlands is horrified by the idea of dressing up, boozing and puking for three days straight; the other half saves up for it all year. For northerners, next week is a week like any other; southerners are getting ready for an orgy of feasting and celebration.

  • ‘Reflect on and speak about religion' 22 Dec 2017News ‘Reflect on and speak about religion'
    Professor Marcel Poorthuis on his book '25 Centuries Theology'

    The most frequently googled search terms are Christian holidays such as Easter and Pentecost. Now most Dutch people are familiar with the meaning of Christmas, but how is it generally with the knowledge of religion and theology? Does our individualistic, supposedly secular society still need theology? And can theology develop even further? The end of the year and on the brink of a new offer time for reflection. Professor of theology Marcel Poorthuis states that theology is alive and kicking, and even calls it exciting. Earlier this year his monumental textbook 25 centuries of Theology was published, which he compiled with philosopher Laurens ten Kate and forty other authors.

  • Similarities and Differences at One World Day 03 Nov 2017News Similarities and Differences at One World Day
    “People are all the same. We all recognize one another's emotions, want our kids to grow up happy, and can imagine ourselves in someone else's shoes. But are we truly the same? Well then, how many Germans does it take to screw in a light bulb?”

  • Climate researchers must provide better visual communication on climate change 18 May 2017Press release Climate researchers must provide better visual communication on climate change
    Climate researchers should give more consideration to ways in which they can make the message about climate change clear to the public at large. This is argued by Professor of Communication and Cognition Fons Maes in a publication in Nature. Although enormous amounts of visual and digital information on climate change is available, hardly any attention is given to reaching one large and vulnerable target group: people with low levels of literacy.

  • Don't Just Subsidise Art, Start Taxing Junk Entertainment 27 Mar 2017Direct link Don't Just Subsidise Art, Start Taxing Junk Entertainment
    The peculiar thrill of art consists in the search for understanding. Unlike junk entertainment, our relationship with high art has the potential for upward development.



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Drees, W.B.
Name prof. dr. W.B. Drees
Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences
Faculty Board
Position Dean
Room D 306
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E-mail w.b.drees@tilburguniversity.edu
Groot, C.N. de
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Tilburg School of Catholic Theology
Department of Practical Theology and Religious Studies
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E-mail c.n.degroot@tilburguniversity.edu
Iersel, A.H.M. van
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Tilburg School of Catholic Theology
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Arfman, W.R.
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Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences
Department of Culture Studies
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