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Project “Global Bible“ (GloBil)

The Global Bible project (GloBil) aims to critically investigate British and German contributions to the creation of a global bible, that is the attempt to translate Christian scripture into all the languages of the world. By early in the twentieth century, some portion of the bible had been translated into approximately 1,000 languages, including many with no previous written language.
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Graduate School “Regional Regulation of Religious Plurality in Comparison” (RePliV)

For pluralistic societies, peaceful coexistence between members of different religious communities and non-religious people is a fundamental challenge. But how could such a peaceful existence be possible? What sort of consequences does increasing religious diversity bring about? Moreover, how do politics, the economy, media and civil society influence the processes of religious pluralism? And how do religions regulate themselves within a pluralistic environment? more...

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Project “Explaining religious change across generations: an international study of religious transmission in families”

The John Templeton Foundation has approved funding for the international research project "Explaining religious change across generations: an international study of religious transmission in families" by the Münster sociologists of religion Christel Gärtner and Olaf Müller.  more...

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Project “RaMi – From the margins to the centre: right-wing populist interpretations of (radical) Islam as a societal challenge in Europe and beyond”

The research focuses on the interplay between the rise of right-wing populist movements and the topic of Islam as radical, and subsequently addresses the effects of the nexus-radical Islam and right-wing populist movements on Western liberal democracy. more...

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Project “The legions of the pope: A case study of social and political transformation”

“How many legions does the pope have?” Magnified by the media, flows of pilgrims to Rome and to the pope himself on pilgrimage create the sociological basis for the political resurgence of the Holy See. Entitled “The legions of the pope”, the interdisciplinary DFG project in the political sciences uses papal pilgrims and pilgrim popes in its case study to analyze transnational constructions of identity and political agency in the transformations of (post)secular modernity. more...