"Religion and Politics" – Cluster of Excellence at the WWU Münster

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. In the funding phase from 2019 to 2025, the 140 researchers from 20 disciplines in the humanities and social sciences analyze in transepochal studies ranging from antiquity to the present day the factors that make religion the motor of political and social change. The research network is the largest of its kind in Germany; and, of the Clusters of Excellence, one of the oldest and the only one to deal with the issue of religion. full story

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Discussion of Hans Joas’ Theory of Religion

Scholars in Münster will discuss the relationship between the history of religion and the history of freedom with the sociologist of religion and social philosopher Hans Joas. Organized by the Akademie Franz Hitze Haus and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation and entitled “Religion and Moral Universalism”, the discussion will take as its basis Joas’ work on the theory of religion. Joas will be joined by the sociologist of religion Ines Michalowski from the Cluster of Excellence. Weiterlesen