Religion & Politics, Cluster of Excellence
Johannisstraße 1 D-48143Münster

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"Religion and Politics" - Cluster of Excellence at the WWU Münster

The Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics in Pre-Modern and Modern Cultures” was founded in 2007 at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster. Some 200 academics from more than 20 disciplines in the humanities and social sciences and from around 14 countries deal with the relationship of religion and politics across epochs and cultures. It is nationally the largest research association of its kind and of the 43 Clusters of Excellence in Germany, it is the only one to deal with religion. full story



“Religions are not rigid, monolithic entities”

[2015-04-02] From antiquity up to the present day, religions have been repeatedly influencing one another and adopting traditions from each other. The public lecture series “Transfer between religions" deals with such processes of transfer, starting on 14 April. more …


“When religious traditions influence one another”

[2015-03-04] In the summer semester 2015, the lecture series of the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics” and Centre for Religious Studies (Centrum für religionsbezogene Studien, CRS) deals with the “Transfer between religions. more …


"Golden Leaves and Burned Books"

[2015-02-17] In processes of religious reform, books and other forms of written communication play a dominant role in the "Long European Reformation", both for individuals as well as for communities. more …


Unique Roman Relief Discovered

[2014-11-10] Münster archaeologists excavated a unique Roman relief depicting an unknown god in an sanctuary close to the ancient city of Doliche in Southeast Turkey. The archaeologists found the stele in the remains of the Christian monastery. more …

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Exzellenzcluster Religion & Politik
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