Publications 2011

© Herbert Utz

Religion and religious policies of the Achaemenians

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.

© Suhrkamp

Studies on Hegel´s “Philosophy of Spirit”

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.

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© Nomos

Advisory Boards for Islamic studies

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.

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© Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft

Theory and Practice of Peace‐Making

This book deals with theory and practice of peace‐making from medieval to modern times. It is the result of a series of lectures which established a short history of mediation.

© Verlag der Weltreligionen

The Culture of Ambiguity

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.

© bhe

Dogmatization Processes in Law and Religion

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.

© Verlag der Weltreligionen

The Culture of Ambiguity

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.