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News & Religious Studies in the Media

  • We cordially welcome Professor Milan Kováč (Comenius University, Bratislava), who is a worldwide authority in the study of Mesoamerican religions. While at the Department Professor Kováč will co-ordinate a course on "Introduction to Mesoamerican Religions." For more information, click here.
  • Congratulations to Martin Günter Schwarzenbacher for his graduation with an M.A. dissertation on "Doom Messiah": Mythen in der narrativen Religionsästhetik von Science Fiction- und Supermenschencomics ["Doom Messiah": Myths in the Narrative Religious Aesthetics of Science Fiction and Superhuman Comics], supervised by Hans Gerald Hödl.
  • We cordially welcome Dr Dirk Schuster (University of Potsdam). While at the Department as an Fritz Thyssen Fellow, Dr Schuster will carry out research on the discourses concerning Atheism among Austrian Communists and Social Democrats between 1918 and 1990. For more information, click here.
  • The Wiener Volkshochschulen continues its Religious Studies focus within its Science programme in collaboration with the Department of Religious Studies. Details on the various lectures can be found here.
  • The Department is grateful for having received a number of donations for its Quellenbibliothek with a value of €1250 by the Insightvoice Naikan Center Vienna.
  • You can now follow the Department on Twitter!  


New Publications

  • Lukas Pokorny
  1. and Hans-Gerald Hödl, eds., Religion in Austria, Volume 4, Vienna: Praesens, 2018.
  2. "Austrian Unificationists Meet Their Messiah: The 1969 European Blessing, Its Context, and Aftermath." In: Hans Gerald Hödl and Lukas Pokorny, eds., Religion in Austria, Volume 4, Vienna: Praesens, 2018, 1–51.
  3. and Sara Kuehn. "On Inayati Female Visions in Austria: Female Leadership in the Western Sufi Tradition." In: Hans Gerald Hödl and Lukas Pokorny, eds., Religion in Austria, Volume 4, Vienna: Praesens, 2018, 53–114.
  4. and Sang-Yeon Loise Sung. "'Today Vienna, Tomorrow All of Europe': The History of the Vienna Korean Church." In: Hans Gerald Hödl and Lukas Pokorny, eds., Religion in Austria, Volume 4, Vienna: Praesens, 2018, 161–204.
  5. and Dominic Zoehrer. "Austrian Unificationist Perspectives vis-à-vis the Cheon Il Guk Constitution, with an Annotated Bilingual Translation of the Text." In: Hans Gerald Hödl and Lukas Pokorny, eds., Religion in Austria, Volume 4, Vienna: Praesens, 2018, 205–288.
  • Hödl, Hans Gerald and Lukas Pokorny, eds., Religion in Austria, Volume 4, Vienna: Praesens, 2018.
  • Sung, Sang-Yeon Loise and Lukas Pokorny. "'Today Vienna, Tomorrow All of Europe': The History of the Vienna Korean Church." In: Hans Gerald Hödl and Lukas Pokorny, eds., Religion in Austria, Volume 4, Vienna: Praesens, 2018, 161–204.
  • Zoehrer, Dominic and Lukas Pokorny. "Austrian Unificationist Perspectives vis-à-vis the Cheon Il Guk Constitution, with an Annotated Bilingual Translation of the Text." In: Hans Gerald Hödl and Lukas Pokorny, eds., Religion in Austria, Volume 4, Vienna: Praesens, 2018, 205–288.
  • Human-Friedrich Unterrainer
  1. et al. "Sense of Coherence is Linked to Post-Traumatic Growth after Critical Incidents in Austrian Ambulance Personnel." In: BMC Psychiatry, 19.89, 2019: 1–11.
  2. et al. "The Role of Mindfulness and Self-Compassion in Clinical Psychiatric Rehabilitation: A Clinical Trial." In: Mindfulness, 2019.
  3. et al. "Influence of Spiritual Dimensions on Suicide Risk: The Role of Regional Differences." In: Archives of Suicide Research, 2019.
  4. et al. "Validation of the Multidimensional Inventory for Religious Spiritual Well-Being with Iranian Samples." In: Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 2019.
  5. and M. Hiebler-Ragger. "Addiction as an Attachment Disorder: A Review of Results, Conceptual Issues and Clinical Implications in Poly Drug Use Disorder." Frontiers in Psychiatry, 2019.
  6. und A. Kimmerle. 2019. "Die Rolle der Spiritualität in der Behandlung von Suchterkrankungen: Ein systematischer Überblick [The Role of Spirituality in Addiction Treatment: A Systematic Review]." In: Neurotransmitter 30 (0-1): 29–34.
  7. et al. 2019. "Suicide and Personality Traits: A Multicenter Study of Austrian and Italian Psychiatry Patients and Students." In: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior.
  8. et al. 2019. "Do Primary Emotions Predict Psychopathological Symptoms? A Multigroup Path Analysis." In: Frontiers in Psychiatry (Special Issue on Addiction and Attachment).
  9. et al. 2019. "The Influence of Attachment Styles and Personality Organization on Emotional Functioning after Childhood Trauma." In: Frontiers in Psychiatry (Special Issue on Addiction and Attachment).
  • Nickolas P. Roubekas
  1. "Unexpected Encounters: Aristides the Philosopher, Friedrich Max Müller, and the Origins of Religion." In: NTT Journal for Theology and the Study of Religion, 73.1, 2019: 1–16.
  2. ed., Theorizing "Religion" in Antiquity. Sheffield, UK and Bristol, CT: Equinox Publ., 2019.
  3. "Theorizing About (Which?) Origins: Herodotus on the Gods." In: Nickolas P. Roubekas, ed., Theorizing "Religion" in Antiquity. Sheffield, UK and Bristol, CT: Equinox Publ., 2019, 129–149.
  4. "Whither Shall we Go? Tertullian and Christian Identity Formation." In: Nickolas P. Roubekas, ed., Theorizing "Religion" in Antiquity. Sheffield, UK and Bristol, CT: Equinox Publ., 2019, 289–306.
  5. "Thrēskeia: From Etymology to Ideology and the Academic Study of Ancient Greek Religion." In: Journal of Hellenic Religion 12: 39–59.
  • Johann Figl
  1. "Globaler Atheismus - Folge verfehlter Glaubensvermittlung und einseitiger interreligiöser Begegnungen? [Global atheism - the result of failed faith mediation and of one-sided interreligious encounters?]" In: Religionen unterwegs, 24 (4): 4–9.
  2. "Die Rede von Gott in der Religionswissenschaft [God's Speech in Religious Studies]." In: Chibueze Udeani and Klaus Zapotoczky, eds., Die Rede von Gott: Interdisziplinäre und interkulturelle Zugänge, Berlin: LIT, 2018, 139–156.
  • Marta Dominguez Diaz
  1. "The Struggle to Be Seen: Muslim–Christian Relations and Religious (In)Visibility at the Hispano–Moroccan Borderland." In: Journal of Contemporary Religion, 33.3, 2018: 527–548.
  2. "Between Two or Three Worlds: Reversion to Islam, Beur Culture and Western Sufism in the Tariqa Budshishiyya." In: Jamal Malik and Saeed Zarrabi-Zadeh, eds., Sufism East and West: Mystical Islam and Cross-Cultural Exchange in the Modern World, Leiden: Brill, 2019, 129–232.
  • Birgit Heller 
  1. and Karl-Heinz Steinmetz (Hg.) 2018. Spiritualität und Körper [Spirituality and Body]. Das Jahresheft Palliative Care/demenz/Praxis Pflegen 10. Hannover.
  2. "Können wir endlich den weiblichen Körper bedingungslos akzeptieren? Welche Einstellungen haben die großen Religionen zu unserem Körper und zur Sexualität? Kann das Christentum, das in der Vergangenheit eine stark körperfeindliche Einstellung hatte, zu einer positiveren Sicht der Leiblichkeit und Sexualität kommen? [Can we finally accept the female body unconditionally? What are the attitudes of the great religions to our body and to sexuality? Can Christianity, which in the past has had a strongly corporeal attitude, come to a more positive view of corporeality and sexuality?]" In: iTe. Das Magazin der Schweizer Kapuziner, 96, 2019, 14–17 [Simultaneously published in French as well].
  3. "Religion." In Gender Glossar / Gender Glossary. Available only here.
  4. "Weltreligionen und Geschlecht: Rollen, Bilder und Ordnungen der Geschlechter in vergleichend-systematischer Perspektive [World Religions and Gender: Roles, Images, and Hierarchy of the Sexes from a Comparative-Systematic Perspective]." In: Eva Labouvie, ed., Glaube und Geschlecht – Gender Reformation. Wien/Köln/Weimar: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2019, 323–337.
  5. "To Whom It May Concern: Humanity and Dignity in Interreligious Perspective." In: Brigitte Buchhammer, ed., Re-Learning to be Human in Global times: Challenges and Opportunities from the Perspectives of Contemporary Philosophy of Religion. Washington, D.C.: The Council for Research in Values and Philosophy 2018, 63–79.
  • Robert A. Segal. Review of Jay Waxler. 2019. Our Non-Christian Nation: How Atheists, Satanists, Pagans, and Others are Demanding Their Rightful Place in Public Life. In: Times Higher Education (19 September 2019).