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News & Religious Studies in the Media

  • Congratulation to Simon Adam Lenhart, who has been awarded the annual Wilhelm Keilbach Prize for the best M.A. dissertation in Religious Studies for his Existentialistischer Dhamma: Ñāṇavīra Theras (1920–1965) Notes on Dhamma und die Herausbildung des Existentialistischen Theravāda [Existentalist Dhamma: Ñāṇavīra Thera’s (1920–1965) Notes on Dhamma and the Development of Existentialist Theravāda], supervised by Lukas Pokorny.
  • We cordially welcome Dr. Barbara Hendrischke, who will be a Senior Research Fellow at the Department from 2021 to 2023.
  • Dr. Sarah-Allegra Schönberger received the Best Dissertation Prize 2021 of the University of Vienna's Faculty of Catholic Theology for her doctoral thesis Vaiśravaṇa. Dämonischer Wächter und Herr der Reichtümer: Ikonographische Transformationen im Kulturtransfer zwischen Indien und dem sino-japanischen Raum [Vaiśravaṇa. Demonic Guardian and Lord of Wealth: Iconographical Transformations in the Cultural Transfer Between India and the Sino-Japanese Area] supervised by Professor Karl Baier. Congratulations!
  • 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.
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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.
  • Julian Strube:
    1.
    and Egil Asprem, eds. New Approaches to the Study of Esotericism (Supplements to Method & Theory in the Study of Religion 17). Leiden and Boston: Brill.
    2. and Egil Asprem. "Esotericism’s Expanding Horizon: Why This Book Came to Be" & "Afterword: Outlines of a New Roadmap". In: Egil Asprem and Julian Strube, eds. New Approaches to the Study of Esotericism (Supplements to Method & Theory in the Study of Religion 17). Leiden and Boston: Brill, 1–19 & 241–251.
    3. "Towards the Study of Esotericism Without the 'Western': Esotericism from the Perspective of a Global Religious History". In: Egil Asprem and Julian Strube, eds. New Approaches to the Study of Esotericism (Supplements to Method & Theory in the Study of Religion 17). Leiden and Boston: Brill, 45–66.
    4. "Tantra as Experimental Science in the Works of John Woodroffe". In: Yves Mühlematter and Helmut Zander, eds. Occult Roots of Religious Studies: On the Influence of Non-Hegemonic Currents on Academia around 1900. Berlin and Boston: De Gruyter, 132–160.
    5. and Giovanni Maltese, "Global Religious History." Method & Theory in the Study of Religion 33 (3–4): 229–257.
    6. "Rajnarayan Basu and His 'Science of Religion': The Emergence of Religious Studies through Exchanges between Bengali and Christian Reformers, Orientalists, and Theosophists." Method & Theory in the Study of Religion 33 (3–4): 289–320.
  • 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:
    1. 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.
    2. "Wissen, Weisheit und Geschlecht. Ambivalente Geschlechtskonstruktionen in Hindu-Religionen." In: Anna-Katharina Höpflinger, Ann Jeffers, and Daria Pezzoli-Olgiati, eds., Handbuch Gender und Religion. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 307–325.
    3. "Dem Tod ins Gesicht schauen: Eine Spiritualität der Sterblichkeit [Looking Death in the Face: A Spirituality of Mortality]." In: Reimer Gronemayer, Patrick Schuchter and Klaus Wegleitner, eds., Care – Vom Rande betrachtet. In welcher Gesellschaft wollen wir leben und sterben? Bielefeld: transcript Verlag, 45–56.
  • 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.
    6. "Japanese Buddhism in Austria." Journal of Religion in Japan, 10 (2–3): 222–242.
    7. and Rudiger Frank, Ina Hein, Agnes Schick-Chen, eds. Vienna Journal of East Asian Studies, 13, Berlin: Sciendo.
  • 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.
    4. et al. "Kreativität und Psychopathologie. Ein Überblick [Creativity and Psychopathology. A Review]." Rausch, 1/2: 101–109.
    5. and K. Flenreiss-Frankl and J. Fuchshuber. "The Development of a Multidimensional Inventory for the Assessment of Mental Pain (FESSTE 30)." Frontiers in Psychology.
    6. et. al. "Religiös-spirituelles Befinden und Abhängigkeit bei polytoxikomanen Patienten [Religious/Spiritual Well-Being and substance dependence in poly-toxicomanic patients]." Sucht, 67 (3): 143–150.
  • 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:
    1. "Sufism in Modern Morocco." In: Lloyd Ridgeon, ed., Routledge Handbook on Sufism. Abington and New York: Routledge, 487–500.
    2. "Sufism." In: Muhammad Afzal Upal and Carole M. Cusack, eds., Handbook of Islamic Sects and Movements. Leiden and Boston, MA: Brill, 517–542.
  • Alisha Saikia. "Kyara in Japanese Religious Spaces." Vienna Journal of East Asian Studies, 13: 257–297.
  • Gabriella Voss. "In the Tortuous Shadows of Ethnic Policies: Two Case Studies of Chinese Cultural Heritage in Indonesia and Malaysia." Vienna Journal of East Asian Studies, 13: 141–176.
  • Patricia Sophie Mayer. "The 'Aum Incident' as a Catalyst for Societal Critique: An Analysis of Letters to the Editor of Asahi Shinbun on Aum Shinrikyō." Vienna Journal of East Asian Studies, 13: 177–209.
  • 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.