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The Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics. Dynamics of Tradition and Innovation” has been investigating since 2007 the complex relationship between religion and politics across eras and cultures. The 140 researchers from 20 disciplines in the humanities and social sciences will focus in the funding phase (2019 to 2025) on the “dynamics of tradition and innovation”. Epoch-spanning studies will analyze the conditions and factors that make religion the motor of political and social change. Particular attention will be paid to the paradox that religions often develop their innovative potential by drawing on their traditions. The Cluster of Excellence is the largest of its kind in Germany and the only one in the country that deals with the issue of religion. The Cluster will be funded to the amount of 31 million euros from 2019 to 2025. full story

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