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  • We cordially welcome Marzia Alteno as a new doctoral student at the Department. Ms Alteno holds a B.A. in Japanese Language, Culture and Society (2017) from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, and an M.A. in Religious Studies (2019) from the University of Padua and Ca’ Foscari University of Venice with a thesis on Japanese Pure Land Buddhism. During her studies she also spent time at Seishin Jōshi University, Tōkyō, in 2017. Her interests focus on East Asian religions, new religious movements, Buddhism, inter-religious dialogue, and charismatic leadership. She started her Ph.D. project on Shared Charisma in Japanese New Religious Movements: Perspectives towards the Relationship between Male Leaders and their Wives under the supervision of Lukas Pokorny.
  • The Department warmly welcomes Julian Strube (formerly University of Münster) as a new member of the Religious Studies team. Dr Strube fills the new position in the History of Alternative Religious Currents. For more information, please click here.
  • We are happy to announce the publication of The Wiley Blackwell Companion to the Study of Religion (2nd ed.), edited by Robert A. Segal (Professorial Research Fellow at the Department) and Nickolas P. Roubekas. The second and expanded edition includes a number of new topics as well as new authors and approaches. Following the huge success of the first edition, we are confident that the new edition will remain for many years to come one of the standard introductory compendia to the academic study of religion.
  • We are happy to announce that Professor Lukas Pokorny has become member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Religion in Japan.
  • Religious Studies and Theology at the University of Vienna have been ranked 29th in the QS World University Rankings by Subject. Communication Studies aside, Religious Studies and Theology are the best ranked subjects at the University according to this list. See here.
  • Congratulations to Professor emeritus Johann Figl for the publication of his new book Leben nach 1945 im Kontext gesellschaftlicher und religiöser Strömungen (Life after 1945 in the Context of Social and Religious Currents). For more information (in German), please click here.
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New Publications

  • Karl Baier: "Esotericism." In: Robert A. Segal and Nickolas P. Roubekas, eds., The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to the Study of Religion, 2nd ed. Hoboken, NJ and Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 229–240.
  • Nickolas P. Roubekas:
    1. and Robert A. Segal, eds., The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to the Study of Religion, 2nd ed. Hoboken, NJ and Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
    2. "Between Reception and Deception: The Perennial Problem with Euhemerism." In: Syrithe Pugh, ed., Euhemerism and Its Uses: The Mortal Gods. London & New York: Routledge, 249–262.
  • Birgit Heller: and Martin Groß, Yazan Falouji, Suman Pandey, and Karandeep Bhatia, "Interkulturalität und Interreligiosität [Interculturality and Interreligiousness]." In: Martin Groß and Thomas, eds., Demmer Interdisziplinäre Palliativemedizin. Berlin and Heidelberg: Springer, 15–38.
  • Lukas Pokorny:
    1. and Franz Winter, eds., The Occult Nineteenth Century: Roots, Developments, and Impact on the Modern World. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
    2. "The Theosophical Maitreya: On Benjamin Creme's Millenarianism." In: Lukas Pokorny and Franz Winter, eds., The Occult Nineteenth Century: Roots, Developments, and Impact on the Modern World. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 195–220.
    3. and Franz Winter. "Introductory Remarks." In: Lukas Pokorny and Franz Winter, eds., The Occult Nineteenth Century: Roots, Developments, and Impact on the Modern World. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 1–12.
    4. "East Asian UFO Religiosity." In: Benjamin Zeller, ed. Handbook of UFO Religions. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 513–528.
    5. "Maitreya, Crop Circles, and the Age of Light: Benjamin Creme's UFO Thought." In: Benjamin Zeller, ed. Handbook of UFO Religions. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 295–311.
  • Hans Gerald Hödl. "African and Amerindian Spirits: A Note on the Influence of Nineteenth-Century Spiritism and Spiritualism on Afro and African-American Religions." In: Lukas Pokorny and Franz Winter, ed. The Occult Nineteenth Century: Roots, Developments, and Impact on the Modern World. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 319–344.
  • Magdalena Kraler. "Tracing Vivekananda's Prāṇa and Ākāśa: The Yogavāsiṣṭha and Rama Prasad's Occult Science of Breath." In: Lukas Pokorny and Franz Winter, eds., The Occult Nineteenth Century: Roots, Developments, and Impact on the Modern World. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 373–397.
  • Dominic S. Zoehrer. "From Fluidum to Prāṇa: Reading Mesmerism Through Orientalist Lenses." In: Lukas Pokorny and Franz Winter, eds., The Occult Nineteenth Century: Roots, Developments, and Impact on the Modern World. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 85–110.
  • Human-Friedrich Unterrainer:
    1. and Lewis, A. J., Galbally, M., Schindler, A., eds., Addiction and Attachment. Lausanne: Frontiers Media SA.
    2. and Fuchshuber, J. "'Test Your Spirituality in One Minute or Less': Structural Validity of the Multidimensional Inventory for Religious/Spiritual Well-Being Short Version (MI-RSWB 12)." In: Frontiers in Psychology.
    3. und Flenreiss-Frankl, K. & Fuchshuber, J. "Die Beziehung zwischen Trauma, Traumafolgen und Persönlichkeitsstruktur: Eine Mediationsanalyse." Zeitschrift für Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie.
  • Johann Figl.
    1. "Marxistische Religionskritik und die Gottesfrage: Christliche Auseinandersetzung mit dem Atheismus – und ein vergleichender Blick auf den Buddhismus." In: Petrus Bsteh and Brigitte Proksch, eds.,  Monotheismus: Interreligiöse Gespräche im Umfeld moderner Gottesfragen im Anschluß an Hermann Stieglecker. Paderborn: Verlag Ferdinand Schöningh/Brill, 330–347.
    2. Leben nach 1945 im Kontext gesellschaftlicher und religiöser Strömungen. Wien: Seifert Verlag, 2020.
  • Marta Dominguez Diaz. "Sufism in Modern Morocco." In: Lloyd Ridgeon, ed., Routledge Handbook on Sufism. Abington and New York: Routledge, 2021, 487–500.
  • Robert A. Segal:
    1. and Nickolas P. Roubekas, eds., The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to the Study of Religion, 2nd ed. Hoboken, NJ and Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
    2. "Introduction." In: Robert A. Segal and Nickolas P. Roubekas, eds., The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to the Study of Religion, 2nd ed. Hoboken, NJ and Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, xi–xvi.
    3. "Functionalism." In: Robert A. Segal and Nickolas P. Roubekas, eds., The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to the Study of Religion, 2nd ed. Hoboken, NJ and Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 253–264.
    4. "Myth." In: Robert A. Segal and Nickolas P. Roubekas, eds., The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to the Study of Religion, 2nd ed. Hoboken, NJ and Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 348–360.