Innovationen und Reproduktionen in Kulturen und Gesellschaften (IRICS) Wien, 9. bis 11. Dezember 2005

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The realization of the judgement day resurrection in a 20 th century Hungarian short story - Áron Tamási: Orderly Resurrection

Andrea Szommer (Károli Gáspár University of Reformed Church, Budapest)



My essay is focused on a special theme which appears very often in the twentieth century Hungarian literature. It is the Bible, which is reinterpretated in many aspects. It works as a pretext and creates a reader's expection.

But these texts are different from the previous age religious literature. They can be understood as a reevangelization staying in the Christian paradigm but extend it. This kind of evangelization is full with pagan and mythologycal stories which work together with the Bible and the present - mainly historical - events get a biblical feature, as well. These texts hold a dialogue with the Bible.

The Orderly Resurrection is also works up a biblical topic, the judgement day resurrection, which is hardly similar with the Bible. Áron Tamási is one of the most prominent writers of the Seklers, a Transylvanian regionalist and he sets a biblical thinking and paradigm to the present's problems as a reproduction in most of his works.

Innovations and Reproductions in Cultures and Societies
(IRICS) Vienna, 9 - 11 december 2005

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