Book News

Numerous publications arise from the Cluster of Excellence’s research projects. Information about the current publications can be found here. Detailed information on the publication site.

Buddha Mind – Christ Mind

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© Peeters

"Buddha Mind – Christ Mind" by religious studies scholar and theologian Perry Schmidt-Leukel is a Christian theological commentary on the Bodhicaryāvatāra, an Indian Buddhist classic from the 7th or 8th century.

Commentaries on European Contract Laws

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© mpipriv.de/Johanna Detering

Legal scholars Nils Jansen and Reinhard Zimmermann provide rule-by-rule commentaries on European contract law, dealing with its modern manifestations as well as its historical and comparative foundations.

Gender and Violence

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© Routledge

The new volume "Gender and Violence in Historical and Contemporary Perspectives" covers a range of issues and phenomena around gender-related violence in specific cultural and regional conditions.

Reform – the same church, another thinking

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© Herder

The Catholic theologian Prof. Dr. Michael Seewald of the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics” has published a new book, “Reform – Dieselbe Kirche anders denken (Reform – the Same Church, Another Thinking). In it he explores possibilities and limits of reforms in the Catholic Church.

Normative Crises

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© Mohr Siebeck

The volume “Normative Crises” has emerged from the interdisciplinary work at the Cluster of Excellence. It analyses the structure of normative crises and normative transformation processes, particularly in the religious and political fields.

Obeying and shaping

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© UAH/ Ediciones

The political attitudes and actions of Jesuits in Chile between 1962 and 1983 are dealt with in a recently published monograph in Spanish by the historian Dr. Antje Schnoor. The book is a translation of her dissertation.

Sufism in Turkey

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© Ergon Verlag

The dissertation of the scholar of Islamic studies Cüneyd Yildirim deals with the Ottoman Sufi community of the Malāmatiyya, which was formed in the 19th century.

Contributions to political ethics

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© Mohr Siebeck

The Protestant theologian and social ethicist Prof. Dr. Arnulf von Scheliha of the Cluster of Excellence has published a volume containing twenty articles on political ethics that shed light on the relationship between religion and politics.

New volume “Maps and Travel in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period“

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© Verlag de Gruyter

The volume "Maps and Travel in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period", edited by Prof. Dr. Katrin Kogman‐Appel, professor of Jewish Studies, discusses the world as it was known in the Medieval and Early Modern periods, focusing on projects concerned with mapping as a conceptual and artistic practice, with visual representations of space, and with destinations of real and fictive travel.

“Religious education for all?”

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© Mohr Siebeck

A new study by legal scholar Prof. Dr. Hinnerk Wißmann of the University of Münster’s Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics” asks how “religious education for all” challenges the current constitutional law of religion.