COMMUNICATIONS On the 18th of October a number of the members of the Executive l3oard of the IAHR assembled in Amsterdam and settled a series of organi?ational problems which will be reported upon in this issue of \ umen. Next Congress. At the congress in Rome both Strassburg and llar- burg offered hospitality for the next congress. After many deliberations it was decided to accept the offer of Marburg. This choice was mainly prompted by the consideration that Strassburg has already acted several times as hostess for international conferences, so that a congress in Strassburg might be postponed until 1965. The congress tn lVlarburg will probably take place in the second half of September or at the beginning of October 1060. The main subject will be: Origins and Kchatology (Origines et eschatologie, Ursprung und Ende). The usual number of ten or eleven sections will be reduced to four, namely: I '> Religions of llliterate Peoples, 2) Religions of Antiquity. 3) World Religions, 4) General Questions (Methodology, Phenomenology, Psy- chology and Sociology of Religion). Congress in It is expected that Unesco will grant a subsidy to the Symposion on the Relation between East and West. to be held within the framework of the Tokyo Congress (Aug. 28th to Sept. 8th). This subvention would enable the TAHR to send a delegation to this Symposion (and also to the by covering part of the travel- iing expenses. As the Japanese organizing committee, under Professor Kishirrtoto, has already sent out the first circular letter containing the necessary inforrmation, I may confine myself to stressing one point: it should be kept in mind that, whereas the Congress is of a purely scientific nature, the Symposion will be devoted to discussing the religious aspects of the present relation between East and West. viewed in the light of the history of the past century. NW1/cn, Two measun'" have been taken to alleviate the task of the editor-in-chief, Professor Pdtazzoni, and to promote the distribution of this review in wider circle, viz. I ) J have been asked to appoint a Dutch editorial committee, and 2) the member groups are requested to appoint a correspondent whose task it will be to invite articles for Numen from the members of his group and to give advice on articles submitted to the editorial comrmttee. Secretariat. As the work of the General Secretary is continuously expanding it has been decided to appoint Professor Dr. Th. P. van Ilaaren, professor in the History of Rcligtons in Groningen. as Second Secretary. His special task w-i11 be the preparation of the congress of 1960. ' ,-. C. J. Backer General Secretary IAHR
Numen – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 1958
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