Religion in Austria


Religion in Austria
fills a lacuna in the study of religions in Austria, providing detailed expert accounts on varied aspects of Austrian religious history and adjoining subjects, past and present. Based on original scholarship, this book series takes a Religious Studies perspective on the vast and largely uncharted domain of religion in Austria. 

Each volume brings together pioneering research by specialists in the field, rendering the series an invaluable resource for all those interested in religion in Austria. Religion in Austria is peer-reviewed (double blind) and—starting with Volume 5—published annually by Praesens.
 

Editors
Hans Gerald Hödl, University of Vienna
Astrid Mattes, Austrian Academy of Sciences
Lukas Pokorny, University of Vienna

Editorial Board
Ednan Aslan, University of Vienna
Karl Baier, University of Vienna
Martin Baumann, University of Lucerne
Alexandra Grieser, Trinity College Dublin
Birgit Heller, University of Vienna
Klaus Hock, University of Rostock
Dominika Motak, Jagiellonian University, Kraków
Richard Potz, University of Vienna
Almut-Barbara Renger, Freie Universität Berlin
Sieglinde Rosenberger, University of Vienna
Robert Segal, University of Aberdeen
Hubert Seiwert, Leipzig University
Levent Tezcan, Tilburg University
David Václavík, Masaryk University, Brno
Zdeněk Vojtíšek, Charles University, Prague
Franz Winter, University of Graz 


Volume 5 (2020)

edited by Hand Gerald Hödl, Astrid Mattes, and Lukas Pokorny

"Religions in Austria is a unique series that provides scholars of the humanities and social sciences with thorough insights into the religious scene of Austria, past and present, from the perspective of Religionswissenschaft. Behind the various contributions lies intensive empirical and textual research exploring Austria’s religious diversity in detail. If the series did not already exist, it would have to be invented."
Wolfram Reiss, Professor of the Study of Religions, University of Vienna

Table of Contents

Hans Gerald Hödl, Astrid Mattes, and Lukas Pokorny
Preface

Articles

Karl Baier
Occult Vienna: From the Beginnings until the First World War

Brigitte Holzweber
Alternative Religiousness and Viennese Modernism through the Lens of the Wiener Rundschau

Johannes Endler
Holistic Energy Work in Austria

Dominc S. Zoehrer
Pranic Healing: A Mesmerist Echo in the New "Holistic" Age

Dirk Schuster
Discussions about Atheism and Religion in the Austrian Communist Party (KPÖ) between 1945 and 1990

Astrid Mattes, Barbara Urbanic, and Katharina Limacher
Revise, Reclaim, Revive: Towards a New Christian Right in Austria?

Lukas Pokorny
Religion in Austria: A Bibliography of 2018 and 2019 Scholarship

Reviews

Lukas Pokorny
Buddhisten und Hindus im deutschsprachigen Raum. Akten des Zweiten Grazer Religionswissenschaftlichen Symposiums (2.–3. März 2000). Edited by Manfred Hutter. Religionswissenschaft, 11. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2001. Pp. 236. ISBN 3-631-36973-5. €71.65

Robert Wurzrainer
Die Begegnung mit dem Islam in Wien. Der Integrationsprozess zwischen Muslimen aus der Anadolu-Moschee in der Pernerstorfergasse und den Katholiken der Pfarre "Königin des Friedens" im 10. Wiener Gemeindebezirk. By Stanislaw Korzeniowski. Wien and Mülheim an der Ruhr: Guthmann-Peterson, 2006. Pp. 259. ISBN: 978-3-900782-54-2. €38.00

Yuval Katz-Wilfing
Jüdisches Leben in der Wiener Vorstadt. Ottakring und Hernals. By Evelyn Adunka and Gabriele Anderl. Wien: Mandelbaum Verlag, 2013. Pp. 389. ISBN: 978-3-85476-389-5. €24.90

Human-Friedrich Unterrainer
Menschen auf der Suche. Beratung und Psychotherapie im Umfeld von sogenannten Sekten und weltanschaulichen Gemeinschaften vor dem Hintergrund systemischen Denkens. By Sylvia Neuberger. Wien: facultas Universitätsverlag, 2018. Pp. 122. ISBN 978-3-7089-1759-7. €22.40

Karsten Lehmann
Mönch sein heute. Eine Soziologie des Mönchtums in Österreich im europäischen Dialog. By Isabelle Jonveaux. Würzburg: Echter Verlag, 2018. Pp. 181. ISBN: 978-3-429-04445-9. €19.90

Franz Winter
Moscheebaukonflikte in Österreich. Nationale Politik des religiösen Raums im globalen Zeitalter. By Ernst Fürlinger. Wiener Forum für Theologie und Religionswissenschaft, 7. Göttingen: V&R unipress/Vienna University Press, 2013. Pp. 580. ISBN 978-3-8471-0153-6. €74.99

Astrid Mattes
Öffentliche Religionen in Österreich. Politikverständnis und zivilgesellschaftliches Engagement. Edited by Jürgen Nautz, Kristina Stöckl, and Roman Siebenrock. Edition Weltordnung – Religion – Gewalt, Band 12. Innsbruck: Innsbruck University Press, 2013. Pp. 292. ISBN: 978-3-902811-86-8. €21.90 (also open access in PDF format)

Karl Baier
Religiöse Sucher in der Moderne. Konversionen vom Judentum zum Protestantismus in Wien um 1900. By Astrid Schweighofer. Arbeiten zur Kirchengeschichte, 126. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2015. Pp. xxiv+493. ISBN: 978-3-11-036767-6. € 99.95

Lehel Balogh
Selbstbetrachtung hinter Gittern. Naikan im Strafvollzug in Deutschland und Österreich. Edited by Wolfram Reiss. Anwendungsorientierte Religionswissenschaft. Beiträge zu gesellschaftlichen und politischen Fragestellungen, 6. Marburg: Tectum Verlag, 2016. Pp. 335. ISBN 978-3-8288-3688-4. €30.30

Dominic S. Zoehrer
Verbuntung. Kirchen im weltanschaulichen Pluralismus. Religion im Leben der Menschen 1970–2010. By Paul M. Zulehner. Ostfildern: Schwabenverlag, 2011. Pp. 375. ISBN: 978-3-7966-1538-2. €35.00


Volume 4 (2018)

edited by Hand Gerald Hödl and Lukas Pokorny

"As in the previous volumes, the varied contributions in this fourth volume of Religion in Austria are meticulously researched, significantly deepening our knowledge of religious pluralism in Austria. I can only envy my Austrian colleagues for this groundbreaking series."
Zdeněk Vojtíšek, Professor of Religious Studies, Charles University in Prague

Table of Contents

Hans Gerald Hödl and Lukas Pokorny
Preface

Articles

Lukas Pokorny
Austrian Unificationists Meet Their Messiah: The 1969 European Blessing, Its Context, and Aftermath

Sara Kuehn and Lukas Pokorny
On Inayati Female Visions in Austria: Female Leadership in the Western Sufi Tradition

Manuel Alexander Simon
Politics or Religion? The Discursive Negotiation on Publicly Effective Categories in the 2016 Austrian Federal Presidential Election

Lukas Pokorny and Sang-Yeon Loise Sung
"Today Vienna, Tomorrow All of Europe": The History of the Vienna Korean Church

Lukas Pokorny and Dominic Zoehrer
Austrian Unificationist Perspectives vis-à-vis the Cheon Il Guk Constitution, with an Annotated Bilingual Translation of the Text

Reviews

Yuval Katz-Wilfing
"Antisemitismus in den Medien? Beschneidungspraxis und Israelkritik in Österreichischen Printmedien" edited by Ulrike Bechmann and Wolfram Reiss. Baden-Baden: Tectum Verlag, 2017. Pp. 224. ISBN: 978-3-8288-3914-4. €29.95

Sara Kuehn
"Die verborgene Moschee: zur Sichtbarkeit muslimischer Gebetsräume in Wien" by Josef Peter Schuller. Marburg: Tectum Verlag, 2013. Pp. 189. ISBN 978-3-8288-3177-3. €29.95

Dominic Zoehrer
"Ganzheitliches Leben: Das holistische Milieu zwischen neuer Spiritualität und postmoderner Wellness-Kultur" by Franz Höllinger and Thomas Tripold. Bielefeld: transcript Verlag, 2012. Pp. 301. ISBN: 978-3-8376-1895-2. € 29.80

Astrid Mattes
"Jüdische – christliche – muslimische Lebenswelten der Donaumonarchie, 1848–1918" by Rupert Klieber. Wien: Böhlau-Verlag, 2010. Pp. 294. ISBN: 978-3-205-78384-8. €42.00

Karsten Lehmann
"Multikonfessionelles Österreich: Religionen in Geschichte und Gegenwart" by Karl Vocelka. Wien, Graz, and Klagenfurt: Styria premium, 2013. Pp. 285. ISBN: 978-3-222-13392-3. €29.99

Astrid Schweighofer
"Proselyten und Rückkehr: Der Übertritt zum Judentum in Wien 1868–1914" by Anna L. Staudacher. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2016. Teil 1: Pp. 569. Teil 2: Pp. 827. ISBN 978-3-631-60683-4. €167.16


Volume 3 (2016)

edited by Hand Gerald Hödl and Lukas Pokorny

"The third volume of Religion in Austria adds a more systematic dimension to the series. Along with the expanded review section, this definitely makes it the most significant and conclusive reference-tool for the study of present-day religions in Austria. Everyone working in this field should have access to this series."
Karsten Lehmann, Research Professor of Interreligiosity, Church University College of Teacher Education, Wien/Krems


Table of Contents

Hans Gerald Hödl and Lukas Pokorny
Preface

Articles

Eva-Marie Andiel
Austria's Halal Meat Market: In-Between Halal, Halalness, and Halalisation

Júlia Gyimesi
From Spooks to Symbol-Formation: Early Viennese Psychoanalysis and the Occult

Astrid Schweighofer
In Search of a Modern Identity: Conversions from Judaism to Protestantism in Fin de Siècle Vienna in the Context of the Life Reform Movement

Wolfram Reiss
The Management of Religious Diversity in the Austrian Armed Forces

Hans Gerald Hödl and Valerie Krb
The Milk of Human Kindness and the Burning Bosom: A Case Study on Mormon Conversion Narratives in Vienna

Lukas Pokorny
The Unificationist Conversion Narrative: Current Perspectives on Past Experiences in the Austrian Unification Movement

Reviews

Brigitte Schinkele
"Diskriminierung aus religiösen Gründen" edited by Christian Brünner. Wien: Verlag Österreich, 2009. Pp. 181. ISBN: 978-3-7046-5339-0. €29.00

Lukas Pokorny
"Heiden, Christen, Juden und Muslime: Eine Geschichte der Religionen in Österreich" by Anna Ehrlich. Wien: Amalthea Signum Verlag, 2009. Pp. 280. ISBN: 978-3-85002-682-6. €24.95

Lukas Pokorny
"Inkulturation und ihre Relevanz für die Sozialarbeit mit AfrikanerInnen in Wien: Am Beispiel der afrikanischen katholischen Gemeinde" by Julia Heneis. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2010. Pp. 120. ISBN: 978-3-631-59961-7. €21.60

Richard Potz
"Jehovas Zeugen in Österreich als Körperschaft des öffentlichen Rechts" edited by Walter Hetzenauer. Wien: Verlag Österreich, 2014. Pp. 330. ISBN: 978-3-7046-6594-2. €56.00

Astrid Schweighofer
"Jüdisch-protestantische Konvertiten in Wien 1782–1914, Teil 1 und 2" by Anna L. Staudacher. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2004. Teil 1: Pp. 495. Teil 2: Pp. 838. ISBN 978-3-631-50413-0. €170.60

Lukas Pokorny
"Staat und 'Sekten': Staatliche Information und Rechtsschutz" edited by Heinz Mayer. Wien: Verlag Österreich, 2001. Pp. 159. ISBN: 3-7046-1687-7. €21.66


Volume 2 (2014)

edited by Hans Gerald Hödl and Lukas Pokorny  

"This volume remains faithful to the high qualitative standards set for the series. Thoughtfully researched and methodologically impeccable, each paper in this anthology is an invaluable contribution to a better understanding of religion in Austria."
Ulrike Bechmann, Professor of Religious Studies, University of Graz
 

Table of Contents

Hans Gerald Hödl and Lukas Pokorny
Preface

Articles

Lukas Pokorny
'A Grand Stage for kōsen rufu in the Future': Sōka Gakkai in Austria, 1961–1981

Simon Steinbeiss
An Overview of Religious Places in Vienna: A First Presentation of the Project Results of 'Mapping Religions in Vienna'

Martin Stechauner
Imagining the Sephardic Community of Vienna: A Discourse-Analytical Approach

Lukas Pokorny
Millenarian Retrospects and Prospects: The Post-Mun Unification Movement in Austria

Lukas Pokorny and Simon Steinbeiss
'Pioneers of the Heavenly Kingdom': The Austrian Unification Movement, 1966–1969

Michaela Potančoková and Caroline Berghammer
Urban Faith: Religious Change in Vienna and Austria from 1986 to 2013
 

Reviews

Levent Tezcan
"Muslime in Österreich: Geschichte, Lebenswelt, Religion. Grundlagen für den Dialog" by Susanne Heine, Rüdiger Lohlker, and Richard Potz. Innsbruck and Wien: Tyrolia, 2012. Pp. 294. ISBN: 978-3-7022-3025-8. €27.95

Lukas Pokorny
"'Schlag-'wort Sekte" by Patrick Warto. Wien: Verlag Österreich, 2008. Pp. 359. ISBN: 978-3-7046-5217-1. €35.00

Lukas Pokorny
"'Sekten' im Schussfeld von Staat und Gesellschaft: Ein Angriff auf Religionsfreiheit und Religionspluralismus" by Christian Brünner. Wien: Verlag Österreich, 2004. Pp. 123. ISBN: 3-7046-4413-7. €28.80 

Simon Steinbeiss
"Was Graz glaubt: Religion und Spiritualität in der Stadt" by Anna Strobl. Innsbruck: Tyrolia, 2010. Pp. 594. ISBN: 978-3-7022-3048-7. €29.00


Volume 1 (2012)

edited by Hans Gerald Hödl and Lukas Pokorny

"This series, starting with the present volume, fulfils an important desideratum of contemporary research in the history of religions, namely a careful and methodologically sound analysis of the religious dynamics and plurality in Austria."
Johann Figl, Professor of Religious Studies, University of Vienna
 

Table of Contents

Hans Gerald Hödl and Lukas Pokorny
Preface

Articles

Angelika Rohrbacher
Austrian Reform Jews: In the Pitfalls of ‘Authenticity’

Lukas Pokorny and Franz Winter
'Creating Utopia': The History of Kōfuku no Kagaku in Austria, 1989–2012, with an Introduction to Its General History and Doctrine

Astrid Mattes
'From Bosnian Soldiers to Third Generation Juveniles': Founding the Youth Council of the Islamic Religious Community after 100 Years of Austrian Islam

Hans Gerald Hödl
'O Austria! the stronghold of Catholicism!' Missionary Work of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Austria from Its Beginning in 1865 to 1900

Lukas Pokorny and Simon Steinbeiss
'To Restore This Nation': The Unification Movement in Austria. Background and Early Years, 1965–1966