"Religion and Politics" – Cluster of Excellence at the WWU Münster
The Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics in Pre-Modern and Modern Cultures” was founded in 2007 at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster. Some 200 academics from more than 20 disciplines in the humanities and social sciences and from around 14 countries deal with the relationship of religion and politics across epochs and cultures. It is nationally the largest research association of its kind and of the 43 Clusters of Excellence in Germany, it is the only one to deal with religion. full story
Why does the German society today have difficulties with the diversity of religion in its country? Why do many people view the growing religious plurality sceptically and ask themselves which religion is the “right one”? Contemporary historian Prof. Dr. Thomas Großbölting is fascinated by analysing how religion has stirred people in recent German history The video gives insight into his research project “Contemporary History of Religions” at the Cluster of Excellence.