News Archive 2011

Goldsmith’s Art of International Standing in Münster

Precious goldsmith’s art of international standing will be coming to Münster in spring 2012 for the exhibition “Golden Splendour” with more than 240 medieval exhibits from international and national lenders.

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© Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft

Theory and Practice of Peace‐Making

This book deals with theory and practice of peace‐making from medieval to modern times. It is the result of a series of lectures which established a short history of mediation.

© Herbert Utz

Religion and religious policies of the Achaemenians

In her book, Ancient historian Katharina Knäpper analyzes religious habits of early Achaemenians. The religious habits of the early Achaemenians are a commonplace of scholarly research. The key question of most studies seems to be whether or not the Achaemenians were Zoroastrians.

© Suhrkamp

Studies on Hegel´s “Philosophy of Spirit”

In his book, “Die Wirklichkeit des Geistes. Studien zu Hegel”, Michael Quante, Professor of Philosophy at the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics”, analyses the fundamental principles and central theses of Hegel’s “Philosophy of Spirit” in light of current discussions in European and Anglo-American philosophy.

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Advisory Boards for Islamic studies

Based on the Recommendations of the German Council of Science and Humanities on the “Further development of the theologies and sciences concerned with religions” of January 2010 the book takes up the suggestion to establish “Advisory Boards for Islamic Studies” which could be entrusted with the task of ensuring the constitutionally required cooperation of Muslim communities.

“What Religion has to do with Sexuality”

"Religion and Gender" takes centre stage in the next lecture series of the cluster of excellence “Religion and Politics”. The series is open to the public. Lectures will be held on Tuesdays at lecture theatre F2 of the Fürstenberghaus.

© Verlag der Weltreligionen

The Culture of Ambiguity

In his book, Prof. Thomas Bauer, professor of Islamic Studies in the Cluster of Excellence ‘Religion and Politics’, tells ‘a different story of Islam’; the result: for centuries, Islam was much more tolerant towards various values and claims to truth than the West thinks.

© bhe

Dogmatization Processes in Law and Religion

Dogmatization processes are historical processes in which binding epistemic assumptions concerning basic concepts, patterns of interpretation and world-perception and normative beliefs are stabilized as a framework in which normative arguments can be made. In a historical-comparative approach, the authors of the essays collected here discuss such processes for juridical and theological discourses.

Between Cooperation and Hostility

The question of why the cooperation of Jews with the Persian and Ptolemaic empires was largely successful but failed with regard to the Seleucids and the Romans has never been adequately answered.

© Verlag der Weltreligionen

The Culture of Ambiguity

In his book, Prof. Thomas Bauer, professor of Islamic Studies in the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics”, tells “a different story of Islam”; the result: for centuries, Islam was much more tolerant towards various values and claims to truth than the West thinks.

“Bin Laden’s death does not matter much”

The death of Osama bin Laden will not have any significant impact on the ideology of Islamic terrorists, according to Islamic scholar Prof. Dr. Marco Schöller of WWU Münster.

Religion and Violence

The relationship between religion and violence takes centre stage in the next lecture series of the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics”. The series is open to the public.

Lecture Series "Religion and Violence"

"Religion and violence" takes centre stage in the next lecture series of the cluster of excellence “Religion and Politics”. The series is open to the public. Lectures will be held on Tuesdays at lecture theatre F2 of the Fürstenberghaus.

“Religious Diversity in Chinese Thought”

Over the past three decades, the question of religious diversity has attracted enormous attention and advanced to one of the central issues within the global discussion in academic areas as theology and religious studies.