In her book, Ancient historian Katharina Knäpper analyzes religious habits of early Achaemenians. The religious habits of the early Achaemenians are a commonplace of scholarly research. The key question of most studies seems to be whether or not the Achaemenians were Zoroastrians.
In his book, “Die Wirklichkeit des Geistes. Studien zu Hegel”, Michael Quante, Professor of Philosophy at the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics”, analyses the fundamental principles and central theses of Hegel’s “Philosophy of Spirit” in light of current discussions in European and Anglo-American philosophy.
Based on the Recommendations of the German Council of Science and Humanities on the “Further development of the theologies and sciences concerned with religions” of January 2010 the book takes up the suggestion to establish “Advisory Boards for Islamic Studies” which could be entrusted with the task of ensuring the constitutionally required cooperation of Muslim communities.
In his book, Prof. Thomas Bauer, professor of Islamic Studies in the Cluster of Excellence ‘Religion and Politics’, tells ‘a different story of Islam’; the result: for centuries, Islam was much more tolerant towards various values and claims to truth than the West thinks.
Dogmatization processes are historical processes in which binding epistemic assumptions concerning basic concepts, patterns of interpretation and world-perception and normative beliefs are stabilized as a framework in which normative arguments can be made. In a historical-comparative approach, the authors of the essays collected here discuss such processes for juridical and theological discourses.
In his book, Prof. Thomas Bauer, professor of Islamic Studies in the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics”, tells “a different story of Islam”; the result: for centuries, Islam was much more tolerant towards various values and claims to truth than the West thinks.