“Contemporary History of Religions“

First episode of the new video series “Religion and Politics – Research Projects in Focus“

Why does the German society today have difficulties with the diversity of religion in its country? Why do many people view the growing religious plurality sceptically and ask themselves which religion is the “right one”? Contemporary historian Prof. Dr. Thomas Großbölting is fascinated by analysing how religion has stirred people in recent German history and looks at the decades since the Second World War in particular: which role did religion play after the collapse of the NS dictatorship, how did people react to Asian religions such as Bhagwan and Hare Krishna in the 1970s, which roles did the churches have after the reunification and thereafter? Religion and society – a relationship that the study of history has ignored for a long time.The first episode of the new video series “Research Projects in Focus“ gives insight into his research project “Contemporary History of Religions” at the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics”. (vvm)


Title: “Contemporary History of Religions – Contemporary Historian Prof. Dr. Thomas Großbölting“
Series: Religion and Politics – Research Projects in Focus
Production: Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics“, Centre for Research Communication
Concept: Viola van Melis, Martin Zaune
Camera, Sound and Editing:
Daniel Huhn
Production date: 2017