Cluster of Excellence applies for new funding period

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In the context of the federal and state governments’ Excellence Strategy, the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics” of the University of Münster has submitted to the German Research Foundation its application for a new funding period starting in 2019.

Religion and Modernity: an International Comparison

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A fundamental work on the role of religion in modern societies by sociologists Detlef Pollack and Gergely Rosta from Münster University’s Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics” has now been published in English by Oxford University Press under the title of “Religion and Modernity: An International Comparison”.

More than 1,000 Ancient Sealings Discovered

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Classical scholars from the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics” of the University of Münster discovered a large number of sealings in south-east Turkey. This group of artefacts comprising more than 1,000 pieces from the municipal archive of the ancient city of Doliche gives many insights into the local Graeco-Roman pantheon – from Zeus to Hera to Iuppiter Dolichenus, who turned into one of the most important Roman deities from this site.

“God Beyond Boundaries”

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“God Beyond Boundaries”, written by the Religious Studies Scholar and Theologian Perry Schmidt-Leukel of the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics”, deals with the essential features and benefits of a pluralist approach in the theology of religions.

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Book News

Numerous publications arise from the Cluster of Excellence’s research projects. Information about the current publications can be found here.

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Public Events

Aimed at an exchange, the Cluster of Excellence regularly hosts interdisciplinary conferences, workshops and lectures.