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


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Monarchs and Religious Confraternities

[2014-10-16] Which resources can be derived from religious traditions in order to substantiate claims of political rulers in social practice? Is it possible to refer to religious norms in order to reinforce social consensus? more …


“21st century is no longer familiar with positive utopias”

[2014-10-02] According to literary scholar Dr. Christian Sieg, the 21st century is no longer familiar with positive social utopias. The scholar announces the Cluster’s coming public lecture series on “Visions of the Future between Apocalypse and Utopia”. more …


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 …

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