This session aims to deepen the religious-spiritual thematic in its whole declinations: psychological, social, cultural, institutional and mediatic. Indeed, during this century characterized by a relevant media globalization, religious and spiritual identity construction processes can be progressively integrated by psychological, sociocultural, political and economic factors leading on the one hand to conversions and radicalizations of identities, on the other hand to the proliferation of social entities linked to ascetic, esoteric, contemplative practices and rituals of different derivation.

Are welcome both theoretical and empiric-applicative accounts, fostering critical approaches.

Proposals might deal with, but are not limited to, the following general topics:

  • Religious and spiritual identity construction
  • Conversions
  • Religion and spirituality in medical (hospitals, clinics) and judiciary (prisons) institutions
  • Religious radicalization and terrorism
  • Social Media and religions representations
  • Spirituality and health
  • Traditional, modern, and postmodern orientations to religion
  • Secularization paradigm
  • Interreligious dialogue
  • Religions in the school context
  • Religion, spirituality and marketing
  • Mindfulness
  • Near-death experiences and spirituality
  • Religions and fear of death

Submission and guidelines

The abstract, maximum 700 words (excluding bibliography), can be written in either Italian or English and must be sent by 12th April 2017 via online form.

The result of the evaluation will be notified via mail to the authors by 26th April 2017.

Please note that for participation in the conference you need to sign up filling in the form which will be on the conference’s website since 30th April 2017 and up to 25th May 2017. For organizational reasons, we invite applicants to register by the deadline. Up to two contributions can be assessed if they referred to two different sessions. The Scientific Committee, in order to ensure the widest possible participation, reserves the right to propose other form of presentation instead of oral contributions.


Abstract submission

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