News & Events


News & Religious Studies in the Media

  • Birgit Heller will give an interview on July 19 at Deutschlandfunk on Karma and Capitalism.
  • In June, the Cao Dai Oveaseas Missionary has generously donated to the Department scholarly books on Vietnamese religions worth €700!
  • You can now follow the Department on Twitter!  


New Publications

  • Birgit Heller's new article "Beziehungen zwischen Diesseits und Jenseits – Vom Sozialcharakter des Todes in religiös-kulturellen Traditionen und in der Moderne [Relationships between This World and the Hereafter: On the Social Character of Death in Religio-cultural Traditions and Modernity]" is now published in  sozialpolitik.ch. Vol. 1 (2017): Sterben und Tod, eds. Marina Richter and Michael Nollert, 1–21.
  • Karl Baier's new article "NS-Mystik und militanter Zen. Die Geschichte einer Konvergenz am Beispiel Graf Dürckheims [National Socialist Mysticism and Militant Zen: The History of a Convergence Focussing on Count Dürckheim]" is now published in Zeitschrift für Religionswissenschaft 25/1 (2017): 90–132.