EXC 2060 C3-1 - Scenes of Shame: Criticism and Justification of Religious Practices in the Sentimental Culture of the Late 18th Century

Research from A to Z
In Progress
Funding Source
DFG - Cluster of Excellence
Project Number
EXC 2060/1
Type of Funding
Third-party funding
  • Description

    The 18th century reevaluates the role and significance of emotions. This anthropological reappraisal influences both religious discourses and the secular criticism of religion. In order to legitimize or criticize religion discourses such as early Romanticism or the emerging empirical psychology relate to the new knowledge about emotions. At stake is the role of religion for the constitution of individuality and social cohesion. In particular, the discourse on shame asks how emotions affect social interaction and whether emotions themselves are socially conditioned. Does emotionality serve as a code to criticize or legitimize religious practices and communication?
  • Persons

    PD Dr. Christian Sieg

    Cluster of Excellence "Religion and Politics"
    Johannisstr. 1-4 Room J 214
    48143 Münster
    Phone: 49 251 83-23356
    Fax: 49 251 83-23333