Publications

The Department of Religious Studies is dedicated in producing high quality research outputs, which places it among the most research intensive and productive units in the University. Covering a wide range of topics and traditions, the Department is committed to continue the dissemination of knowledge in the vast field of Religious Studies through academic monographs, edited volumes, research articles, conference proceedings, book reviews, and shorter pieces of scholarship for a wider audience through various media platforms.      

For a complete list of publications, you can check the individual webpages of the staff members.

 

2017

Baier, Karl. "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]." Zeitschrift für Religionswissenschaft, 25/1: 90–132.
    –:   and Almut-Barbara Renger, 2017. "Einleitung [Introduction]." Zeitschrift für Religionswissenschaft, 25/1: 1–5.

Frąszczak, Grzegorz. Review of Trương, Văn Chung. 2016. Tôn giáo mới. nhận thức và thực tế [New Religions: Perceptions and Reality]. Thành Phố Hồ Chí Minh: Nhà Xuất Bản Đại Học Quốc Gia. In: Religious Studies Review, 43 (2), 2017: 200.
    –:   Review of Kato, Atsufumi. 2016. Weaving Women's Spheres in Vietnam: The Agency of Women in Family, Religion and Community. Leiden and Boston: Brill. In: Religious Studies Review, 43 (1), 2017: 76–77.

Figl, Johann. "Das 'Heilige' im Kontext einer 'Spiritualität ohne Gott' [The 'Holy' in the Context of 'Spirituality without God']." In: Thomas Schreijäck and Vladislav Serikov, eds. Das Heilige interkulturell: Perspektiven in religionswissenschaftlichen, theologischen und philosophischen Kontexten, Ostfildern: Matthias-Grünewald, 195–207.

Heller, Birgit. "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]." sozialpolitik.ch. Vol. 1: Sterben and Tod, eds. Marina Richter and Michael Nollert, 1–21.
    –:   "'Wir sitzen alle im selben Boot und sind letztlich alle Betroffene': Über die unmittelbare Praxisnähe der geisteswissenschaftlichen Todesforschung. ['We are all in the same boat and ultimately everyone is affected': On the Immediate Practical Relevance of Death Studies within the Humanities]." In humanpoint.org

Hödl, Hans Gerald. "Aladura: Ritualwandel in Westafrikanischen Kirchen [Aladura: Transformation of Ritual in West-African Churches]." In: Hans Gerald Hödl, Johann Pock and Teresa Schweighofer, eds. Christliche Rituale im Wandel: Schlaglichter aus theologischer und religionswissenschaftlicher Sicht, Vienna: V & R Unipress, 41–61.
  –:   and Johann Pock, Teresa Schweighofer, eds. Christliche Rituale im Wandel: Schlaglichter aus theologischer und religionswissenschaftlicher Sicht [Christian Rituals in Flux: Perspectives from Theology and Religious Studies], Wien: V & R Unipress.

Kuehn, Sara. Monsters or Bearers of Life-Giving Powers? Trans-Religious Migrations of Ancient Western Asian Symbolism. With a Foreword by Lokesh Chandra. New Delhi: Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Co-Published: D. K. Printworld (50 full colour illustrations).

Pokorny, Lukas. "'Nusiel Unbound': The Archangel and the Fall in Unification Thought." In: Zohar Hadromi-Allouche and Áine Larkin, eds. Fall Narratives: An Interdisciplinary Perspective, London and New York: Routledge, 90–104.
  –:   Review of Billioud, Sébastien and Joël Thoraval. 2015. The Sage and the People: The Confucian Revival in China. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press. In: Religious Studies Review, 43 (3), 2017: 295.
  –:   Review of Kelleher, M. Theresa. 2013. The Journal of Wu Yubi: The Path to Sagehood. Translated, with Introduction and Commentary. Indianapolis and Cambridge: Hackett Publishing Company. In: Religious Studies Review, 43 (3), 2017: 298.
  –:   Review of Reinders, Eric. 2015. Buddhist and Christian Responses to the Kowtow Problem in China. London and New York: Bloomsbury. In: Religious Studies Review, 43 (3), 2017: 300.
  –:   Review of Fürlinger, Ernst. 2013. Moscheebaukonflikte in Österreich: Nationale Politik des religiösen Raums im globalen Zeitalter. Göttingen: V&R unipress. In:
    –:   Review of Fürlinger, Ernst. 2013. Moscheebaukonflikte in Österreich: Nationale Politik des religiösen Raums im globalen Zeitalter. Göttingen: V&R unipress. In: Zeitschrift für Religionswissenschaft, 25 (1), 2017: 162–164.
  –:   Review of Kim, Hong-ch’ŏl 김홍철. 2016. Han'guk sinjonggyo taesajŏn 한국신종교대사전 [Encyclopedia of Korean New Religions]. Sŏul 서울: Tosŏ ch'ulp'an mosi'nŭn saram'dŭl 도서 출판 모시는 사람들. In: Religious Studies Review, 43 (2), 2017: 199.
   –:   Review of Lee, Gyungwon. 2016. An Introduction to New Korean Religions. Seoul: Moonsachul. In: Religious Studies Review, 43 (2), 2017: 198.
   –:   Review of Pak, Kwang-su 박광수. 2012. Han'guk sinjonggyo'ŭi sasang'gwa chonggyo munhwa 한국신종교의사상과종교문화 [The Thought and Religious Culture of Korean New Religions]. Sŏul 서울: Chimmundang 집문당. In: Religious Studies Review, 43 (2), 2017: 199–200.
   –:   Review of The Daesoon Academy of Sciences. ed. 2016. Daesoon Jinrihoe: A New Religion Emerging From Traditional East Asian Philosophy. Yeoju: Daesoonjinrihoe Press. In: Religious Studies Review, 43 (2), 2017: 198–199.

Roubekas, Nickolas PAn Ancient Theory of Religion: Euhemerism from Antiquity to the Present, New York & London: Routledge.
    –:   "How Did Religion Start?" In: Aaron Hughes and Russell T. McCutcheon, eds. Religion in 5 Minutes, Sheffield, UK and Bristol, CT: Equinox, 43–46.
    –:   "Introduction: The Persistence of Comparison." In: Method & Theory in the Study of Religion (DOI: 10.1163/15700682-12341413).
    –:   Review of Smith, Mark S. 2016. Where the Gods Are: Spatial Dimensions of Anthropomorphism in the Biblical World. New Haven: Yale University Press. In: Reading Religion.
    –:   Review of Barton, Carlin A. and Boyarin, Daniel. 2016. Imagine No Religion: How Modern Abstractions Hide Ancient Realities. New York: Fordham University Press. In: Critical Research on Religion 5 (2), 217–221.
    –:   Review of Berzon, Todd S. 2016. Classifying Christians: Ethnography, Heresiology, and the Limits of Knowledge in Late Antiquity. Oakland, Californa: University of California Press. In: Reading Religion.
    –:   Review of Stroumsa, Guy G. 2015. The Making of Abrahamic Religions in Late Antiquity. Oxford: Oxford University Press. In: Religion.
    –:   Review of Edwards, Mark. 2015. Religions of the Constantine Empire. Oxford: Oxford University Press. In: Religion.

 

2016

Baier, Karl. "Theosophical Orientalism and the Structures of Intercultural Transfer: Annotations on the Appropriation of the Cakras in Early Theosophy." In: Julie Chajes, Boaz Huss, eds. Theosophical Appropriations: Esotericism, Kabbalah, and the Transformation of Traditions, Jerusalem: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Press Beer Sheca, 309–354.   
    –:   Sr. M. Johanna Lauterbach: "'Gefühle mit der Autorität unbedingten Ernstes': Eine Studie zur religiösen Erfahrung in Auseinandersetzung mit Jürgen Habermas und Hermann Schmitz ['Emotions with the Authority of Unconditional Sobriety': A Study about the Religious Experience with Reference to Jürgen Habermas and Hermann Schmitz]." Philosophisches Jahrbuch, 2: 597–600.   
    –:  "'Das Evangelium der Entspannung': Euroamerikanische Entspannungskultur und die Genese des modernen Yoga [The Gospel of Relaxation: Euro-American Relaxation Culture and the Genesis of Modern Yoga]." Entspannungsverfahren. Zeitschrift der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Entspannungsverfahren (DG-E e.V.). 33: 45–63.   
    –:   "'Nicht-duales Bewusstsein und göttliche Schizophrenie': Ken Wilbers Erleuchtungsdenken ['Non-dual Consciousness and Divine Schizophrenia': Ken Wilber's Thoughts on Enlightenment]." In: Almut-Barbara Renger, ed. Erleuchtung: Kultur- und Religionsgeschichte eines Begriffs, Freiburg/Basel/Wien: Herder, 203–233.   
    –:   "Henri Le Saux und die katholische Theologie der Mystik seiner Zeit [Henri Le Saux and the Catholic Theology of Mysticism in his Time]." In: Ulrich Winkler, Bettina Bäumer, eds. Unterwegs zu den Quellen des Seins: Die Relevanz des Lebens und Denker von Henri Le Saux/Abhishiktananda, Innsbruck: Tyrolia-Verlag, 89–121.   
    –:   "Modelle der Meister-Schüler-Beziehung im Christentum [Models of the Relationship between Master and Student in Christianity]." In: Almut-Barbara Renger, Jeong-hee Lee-Kalisch, eds. Meister und Schüler. Master and Disciple: Tradition, Transfer, Transformation, Weimar: VDG, 307–324.   
    –:   Foreword, in: Elliott Goldberg, ed. The Path of Modern Yoga: The History of an Embodied Spiritual Practice, Rochester/Toronto: Cananda, xi–xii.

Figl, Johann. "Das Wissenschaftsverständnis von Religionswissenschaft und ihren Subdisziplinen [The Scientific Understanding of Religious Studies and Its Subdisciplines]." In: Rauf Ceylan and Coskun Saglam, eds. Die Bedeutung der Religionswissenschaft und ihrer Subdisziplinen als Bezugswissenschaften für die Theologie (Reihe für Osnabrücker Islamstudien, Bd. 26), Frankfurt a. M.: Peter Lang, 31–49.
    –:   "Erleuchtung und Inspiration: Friedrich Nietzsches Verständnis und Kritik dieser Begriffe [Enlightenment and Inspiration: Friedrich Nietzsche’s Understanding and Critique of these Terms]." In: Karl Baier and Almut Barbara Renger, eds. Erleuchtung: Kultur- und Religionsgeschichte eines Begriffs, Freiburg: Herder, 137–158.
    –:   "Buddhismus im Alltag: östliche Praktiken in der westlichen Kultur [Buddhism in Daily Life: Eastern Practices in Western Culture]." In: Alfred Bellebaum and Robert Hettlage, eds. Religion: Spurensuche im Alltag, Wiesbaden: Springer, 203–231.

Freregger, Sandra Yvonne. "Nietzsches Denken der Freundschaft und das Politische." In: Renate Reschke, ed. Nietzscheforschung: Jahrbuch der Nietzsche-Gesellschaft, Berlin: De Gruyter, 141–149.

Heller, Birgit. Von Jenseitsreisen und Nahtoderfahrungen: Das Jahresheft Praxis Palliative Care – Demenz [On Travelling to the Hereafter and Near-death Experiences: The Yearbook Palliative Care Practice – Dementia], Hannover: Netzwerk Pflegen in der Vincentz Network GmbH & Co. KG.
    –:   Claudia Wenzel, and Andreas Heller. "Psychotherapie in Hospizarbeit und Palliative Care [Psychotherapy in Hospice and Palliative Care]." Psychotherapie im Alter, 13 (2): 139–149.
    –:   "'Sterbekulturen': Interreligiöse Dimensionen von Sterben, Tod und Trauer ['Cultures of Dying': Interreligious Dimensions of Dying, Death, and Grief]." bestattungskultur. Das Magazin des Bundesverbandes Deutscher Bestatter, 68 (9): 10–12.
    –:   "'Spiritual Care': Die Wiederentdeckung des 'ganzen' Menschen ['Spiritual Care': The Rediscovery of the Human Being as a 'Whole'].” Tattva Viveka. Zeitschrift für Wissenschaft, Philosophie und spirituelle Kultur, 23 (66): 26–33.
    –:   "Die Jenseitsreise: Sinn und Zweck der Erzählungen." In: Von Jenseitsreisen und Nahtoderfahrungen: Das Jahresheft Praxis Palliative Care – Demenz, Hannover: Netzwerk Pflegen in der Vincentz Network GmbH & Co. KG 2016, 7–8.
    –:   "Jenseits, Raum und Zeit." In: Von Jenseitsreisen und Nahtoderfahrungen: Das Jahresheft Praxis Palliative Care – Demenz, Hannover: Netzwerk Pflegen in der Vincentz Network GmbH & Co. KG 2016, 62–63.

Hödl, Hans Gerald. "Afroamerikanische Kulte [Afro-American Cults]." In: Monika Woitas and Annette Hartmann, eds. Das große Tanzlexikon: Personen – Werke - Tanzkulturen - Epochen, Laaber: Laaber, 9–11.
    –:   "Nyau." Ibid., 430–431.
    –:   "Ritual." Ibid., 610–611.
    –:   "Yorùbá." Ibid., 687–688.

Kuehn, Sara. "The Eclipse Demons Rāhu and Ketu in Islamic Astral Sciences." In: Dmitriy Antonov, and Olga Khristoforova, eds. In Umbra: Demonology as a Semiotic System, 5, Moscow: Indrik, 211–244.
–:   "An Unusual Large Circular Compartmented 'Stamp Seal' of the Goddess with Animals: Some Thoughts on the Religious Symbol System of the Central Asian Bronze Age Culture of Bactria-Margiana.: In: Nadezhda Dubova, ed. Transactions of the Margiana Archaeological Expedition: In Memory of Professor Victor Sarianidi 6, Moscow, 305–322.
–:   "Vestiges of the Ourobóros in Medieval Islamic Visual Tradition." In: Rolf A. von Stucky, Oskar Kaelin, and Hans-Peter Mathys, eds. Proceedings of the 9th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (ICAANE), Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 169–182.

Pokorny, Lukas, Rudiger Frank, Ina Hein, and Agnes Schick-Chen, eds. Vienna Journal of East Asian Studies, 8, Vienna: Praesens.
    –:   "Naikan aus religionswissenschaftlicher Perspektive [Naikan from the Perspective of the Study of Religions]." In: Wolfram Reiss, ed. Selbstbetrachtung hinter Gittern: Naikan im Strafvollzug in Deutschland und Österreich, Marburg: Tectum Verlag, 25–54.
    –:   Review of Adler, Joseph A. 2014. Reconstructing the Confucian Dao: Zhu Xi’s Appropriation of Zhou Dunyi. Albany: State University of New York Press. In: Religious Studies Review, 42 (1): 55–56.   
    –:   Review of Baffelli, Erica. 2016. Media and New Religions in Japan. London and New York: Routledge. In: Religious Studies Review, 42 (4): 310.   
    –:   Review of Brotons, Arnaud, Yannick Bruneton, and Nathalie Kouamé. eds. 2011. État, religion et répression en Asie: Chine, Corée, Japon, Vietnam (XIIIe–XXIe). Paris: Karthala. In: Religious Studies Review, 42 (2): 133–134.   
    –:   Review of Chung, Edward Y. J. 2016. A Korean Confucian Way of Life and Thought: The Chasŏngnok (Record of Self-Reflection) by Yi Hwang (T’oegye). Translated, Annotated, and with an Introduction. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press. In: Religious Studies Review, 42 (2): 134.   
    –:   Review of Daiber, Karl-Fritz. 2014. Religion in multikulturellen und multireligiösen Staaten Ostasiens. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang. In: Religious Studies Review, 42 (1): 56.   
    –:   Review of Dunn, Emily. 2015. Lightning from the East: Heterodoxy and Christianity in Contemporary China. Leiden and Boston: Brill. In: Religious Studies Review, 42 (2): 135.   
    –:   Review of Hammond, Kenneth J. and Jeffrey L. Rickey. eds. 2015. The Sage Returns: Confucian Revival in Contemporary China. Albany: State University of New York Press. In: Religious Studies Review, 42 (1): 56–57.   
    –:   Review of Hoskins, Janet Alison. 2015. The Divine Eye and the Diaspora: Vietnamese Syncretism Becomes Transpacific Caodaism. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press. In: Religious Studies Review, 42 (1): 57.   
    –:   Review of Muller, Charles A. 2015. Korea’s Great Buddhist-Confucian Debate: The Treatises of Chŏng Tojŏn (Sambong) and Hamhŏ Tǔkt’ong (Kihwa). Translated and with an Introduction. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press. In: Religious Studies Review, 42 (1): 58.   
    –:   Review of Olberding, Amy. ed. 2014. Dao Companion to the Analects. Dordrecht: Springer. In: Religious Studies Review, 42 (3): 225.   
    –:   Review of Park, Albert L. 2015. Building a Heaven on Earth: Religion, Activism, and Protest in Japanese Occupied Korea. In: Religious Studies Review, 42 (3): 226.

Roubekas, Nickolas P. Review of Hughes, Aaron W. 2014. Theorizing Islam: Disciplinary Deconstruction and Reconstruction. New York: Routledge. In: Contemporary Islam, 10 (1): 119–121.
    –:   Review of Eidinow, Esther und Kindt, Julia, Hg. 2015. The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion. Oxford: Oxford University Press. In: Revista Clássica, 29 (2), 2016: 221–224.

Saarinen, Sampsa A. "Desire and Mortality: Nietzsche on Luther and the Need for God." In: Renate Reschke, ed. Nietzscheforschung: Jahrbuch der Nietzsche-Gesellschaft, Berlin: De Gruyter, 79–90.