Article – Jenny Ponzo, Semiotics of Religion (Zeitschrift für Semiotik, 2023)
Jenny Ponzo, “Semiotics of Religion”, Zeitschrift für Semiotik, vol. 44, n. 1-2/2022, August 2023.
Summary. This paper provides an overview of the main research lines developed in the 2000s in Italy in the field of the semiotics of religion, with a focus on the studies carried out at the University of Turin, where religious cultures have provided fertile ground for semiotic reflection in the last few decades. This contribution therefore takes into consideration the texts, signs, and practices that have been the subject of analysis (sacred texts, artworks, material culture, communication strategies, interpretative styles, and rituals) and the related methodologies, as well as the concepts and categories most frequently discussed and utilised, such as the notions of transcendence, mediation, and secularization.