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 14 countries do research on 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 religions. full story



International conference on Jesuit image-theory

[2014-09-24] The Jesuit investment in images, whether verbal or visual, virtual or actual, pictorial or poetic, rhetorical or exegetical, was strong and sustained, and may perhaps even be identified as one of the order’s defining characteristics. more …


Advertisement of a vacancy

[2014-07-17] The Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics” wishes to appoint a Research Fellow within research project C2-24 “Integration and Diversification in the Judaism of Palestine during the Hellenistic-Roman Period (300 BCE–135 CE)”. more …


The Changing Face of Missionary Education

[2014-06-26] The modern missionary movement provided many Indigenous and non-European groups exposure to European forms of knowledge through informal and formal instruction, particularly through schools. more …


“Religions subordinate woman with respect to man”

[2014-06-23] In the past, the monotheistic world religions have traditionally subordinated woman with respect to man, says Historian Prof. Dr. Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger from the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics”. more …

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Exzellenzcluster Religion & Politik
Johannisstraße 1
· D-48143 Münster
Tel.: +49 251 83-23376 · Fax: +49 251 83-23246