This digital theology project inquired how the reception of Scripture and tradition in normative documents of the Catholic magisterium of the 19th and 20th centuries, such as dogmatic constitutions or encyclicals, can be recorded, evaluated and presented for the first time with the help of digital methods without immense expenditure of time. Last but not least, the "internal reception" of the corresponding statements within the institutions of the Roman magisterium should also come into view: Individual decisions are not to be considered separately from each other, but in context and across the entire period of modernity.
As part of the new interdisciplinary and interreligious research focus of the Cluster of Excellence "Religion and Politics", the project has helped to illustrate different layers of history of formation and transmission and trace the historical emergence of theological texts that are considered binding.
The aim was to record religiously binding texts of the three major monotheistic religions using methods of digital humanities from various content-related points of view. In some cases, their genesis was reconstructed for the first time. As part of the project, the Cluster's Research Cloud Digital Humanities was also founded on the initiative of Dr. Sascha Hinkel. In this Research Cloud, the discussion does not focus on content-related topics as in the other Research Clouds of the Cluster, but on methodologically related questions of all DH projects. Due to a change in the staff situation, the project could not be continued from July 2022.