A new textbook by historian Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger, co-ordinator of the Cluster of Excellence ‘Religion and Politics’, provides an overview of the many different ritual phenomena throughout history.
In this volume, renowned social and cultural scientists, historians and philosophers present different approaches to an analytical understanding of modernity and the role of religion in modern societies.
The historians Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger and Andreas Pietsch of the Cluster of Excellence ‘Religion and Politics’ have edited a new book on ‘Confessional Ambiguity’. The volume, which is published in the series ‘Schriften zur Reformationsgeschichte [Studies on the History of the Reformation]’ examines confessional ambiguity in the early modern period.
The book explores the recent state and development of churchliness and religiosity from three perspectives (decline, individualization, and (re)vitalitazion) and according to three theoretical approaches (secularization theory, individualization thesis, and supply-side model of religious competition).
The first synopsis of faith in Germany since 1945, undertaken by contemporary historian Prof. Dr. Thomas Großbölting from Münster University’s Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics”, was published under the title of “Losing Heaven”.