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Type of publication: research article
Type of publication (PDB): Straipsnis kitose duomenų bazėse / Article in other databases (S4)
Field of Science: Etnologija / Ethnology (H006)
Author(s): Kairaitytė, Aušra
Title: Religinės patirtys lietuvių folkloro naratyvuose
Other Title: Religious experiences in Lithuanian folklore narratives
Is part of: Soter : religijos mokslo žurnalas. Kaunas : Vytauto Didžiojo universiteto leidykla, 43 (2012)
Extent: p. 71-86
Date: 2012
Keywords: Religinės patirtys;Folkloras;Sapnai;Regėjimai;Stebuklai;Liaudies pamaldumas;Religious experiences;Folklore;Dreams;Visions;Miracles;Folk piety
Abstract: Straipsnyje analizuojamos lietuvių žodinėje kūryboje atsiskleidžiančios asmens religinės patirtys. Tyrimo tikslas – išryškinti religinių patirčių raišką lietuvių folklore. Detalesnei religinių patirčių analizei pasitelkiami naratyvai apie sapnus, regėjimus, patirtus stebuklus, kuriuose vaizduojamas žmogaus ir šventojo asmens susitikimas. Regėti sa-pnai, privatūs apsireiškimai ir stebuklo patirtis, atsiskleidžianti žodinėje kūryboje, yra liaudies pamaldumo sritis, kurioje vyrauja asmeniškas žmogaus dialogas su Dievybe, o per žmogaus bendravimą su antgamtiniu pasauliu išryškėja subjektyvios religinės patirties interpretacijos ir žmogaus religinis identitetas. Naratyvuose perteiktos religinės patirtys leidžia geriau suprasti ne tik liaudiškąjį religijos suvokimą, bet ir religijos vietą šiandieniame pasaulyje
The article discusses personal religious experiences in Lithuanian folklore narratives. Personal religious ex-periences are primarily revealed through human emotions, feelings, and various sufferings. However, in Lithuanian folklore it is not common to express direct feelings, especially describe them in detail. Thus, religious experiences are disclosed in other ways, i.e. through human behaviour, his/her actions, symbols and/or archetypes. The main question of the discussion is: in what forms religious experiences are most commonly expressed and what are the key-moments of a meeting between a human and transcendence in folklore narratives? The author uses interpretation as the main method to analyse folklore narratives. This methodological approach allows clarifying and explaining main events of the story, their connections, and narrative heroes’ reactions. The card-catalogue of Lithuanian narrative folklore in the Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore and sources of published material were used for the research. For a more detailed analysis narratives that portray a meeting between a human and the saint were brought in. In Lithuanian folklore religious experiences are often revealed in dreams. Human encounters Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary, and many other saints. In dreams person is encouraged to return to the faith and the loyalty to the holy person. The hero of the dream experiences a miraculous cure. Sometimes, places where the Virgin Mary appeared are dreamed. On one hand, storytellers perceive these dreams as prophetic. But on the other hand, holy person’s appearance is not always clear and sometimes even seems purposeless, but it is pointed out that those dreams remain in the memory for a lifetime. The content of dreams in many cases is related to strengthening and promoting the Catholic faith. [...]
Affiliation(s): Kultūrų studijų katedra
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:SOTER: religijos mokslo žurnalas / SOTER: Journal of Religious Science 2012, nr. 43(71)
Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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