• Anna Kvicalova


Investigating a host of primary sources, Kvicalova’s book makes an original contribution to the history and epistemology of religious listening and offers a nuanced criticism of the notion of the hegemony of vision and text-based forms of communication in the European Reformation. Sound and hearing became key epistemic instruments after the Reformation, and the requirement of good audibility and auditory attention in the Reformed liturgy intensified the need for a better understanding of the nature of hearing and the propagation of sound. The study sheds new light on the role of religious listening in historical practices of knowledge production, and calls for an interdisciplinary consideration of the history and epistemology of hearing at the crossroads of anthropology and the histories of religion, knowledge, and media.


Text-based Format Interdisciplinary Considerations Calvinist Geneva Architectural Acoustics Everyday Religious Practices 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anna Kvicalova
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  1. 1.Center for Theoretical StudyCharles UniversityPraha 1Czech Republic

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