Fields of Research
The Cluster of Excellence investigates the dynamics of the relationship between religion and politics from a historical, comparative and interdisciplinary perspective, with the approximately 80 individual projects dealing with issues ranging from antiquity to the present day. In order to investigate this complex subject in a systematic way, the Cluster has created three fields of research: “Transcultural entanglement and disentanglement”, “Religious diversity and legal-political unity”, and “Criticism of religion and apologetics”. Theory platforms run across these fields of research: namely, those of mediality, differentiation, inequality, conflict, and emotionality. At the heart of every research project is the issue of the dynamics of tradition and innovation.