Based on the sociological theory that descriptions of the “other(s)” and the “self” are correlated and situational parts of construction processes, the study examines the narrative and legal texts of the biblical Book of Deuteronomy, which regulate and arrange Israel’s contact with foreign peoples, gods and (ritual) practices.
A new anthology edited by the protestant theologian Prof. Dr. Reinhard Achenbach from the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics” presents new research on the evolution and theology of the Book of Exodus.
A new study by the Religious Studies scholar Dr Astrid Reuter, from the Cluster of Excellence ‘Religion and Politics’, examines legal conflicts over religion in Germany and the public controversies about them.
The author discusses the current legal permissibility of procedures aiming
at improving the human genome and analyzes options for future legal ruling taking into account various, not only legal, aspects.
A new book by Prof. Johannes Schnocks, a Catholic theologian at the Cluster of Excellence ‘Religion and Politics’, examines divine and human violence in Old Testament texts and their reception. “Violence is mentioned repeatedly in the Old Testament.
A new monograph by protestant theologians Prof. Dr. Rainer Albertz and Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Schmitt from the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics” examines varieties of domestic Israelite ritual activities in the Iron Age.
Given widespread anti-Muslim discriminations in the West, the need for critical research on media portrayals of Islam is beyond dispute. However, this book argues that in order to deepen our understanding of Islam in the media, we have to review some of the terminology, theoretical assumptions, and methods that are prevalent in the research field and find alternative approaches that go beyond one-dimensional concepts like ‘stereotyping’ and ‘bias’.
In the past, the monotheistic world religions have traditionally subordinated woman with respect to man, says Historian Prof. Dr. Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger from the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics”.
Catholic theologian Johannes Schnocks presents primer on the Book of Psalms. Psalms are poetical texts, which bring before God the questions of mankind and the relationship of God and man in a meditative, complaining or enthusiastically praising fashion.
According to a new study from the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics”, religious communities had a much greater influence on the formation of European welfare states than has previously been known.
The eight articles in this book examine Islamic interest regulations by taking a two‐pronged approach: looking at the historical context as well as comparing the Islamic traditions regarding interest to those of other religions.
In the past, the monotheistic world religions have traditionally subordinated woman with respect to man. Historian Prof. Dr. Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger from the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics” of the German University of Münster has edited a German book on the relationship between religion and gender under the title “Als Mann und Frau schuf er sie” (Man and woman he created them).