Starting with April 1st 2018 the University of Vienna installed the interdisciplinary Research Centre

"Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society"

(in short: RaT) . Scientists from 7 faculties and 14 disciplines are united under the
umbrella of this Research Centre - including Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox and Islamic
theology, Jewish studies, Islam and Religious studies, social- and cultural studies, studies
of law, philosophy, and the department of education.

RaT researches the reciprocal relations between religion, religiousness and
transformation processes within the contemporary global context
.

The Research Centre RaT continues the work of the correspondent research platform
which was founded as a unit of the University of Vienna in the year 2010 (2010-2018). 

 


In this category, we present a selection of recent publications. Currently:

Kurt Appel: Quando il cielo si squarcia. Il corano come evangelo per i christiani, 2021

Link to the publication.

Andrea Lehner-Hartmann, Viera Pirker (Hg.): Religiöse Bildungsperspektiven für die Zukunft. Interdisziplinäre Impulse für Religionspädagogik und Theologie, 2021

Link to the publication.

 

 

 J-RaT

The new issue of JRAT (Volume 7, Issue 1) entitled "Religion and the Sense of Law" has just been published. The issue - edited by RaT members Stefan Hammer and Jakob Deibl - reflects on concepts of law determined or impacted by various currents of Abrahamitic religious traditions. The individual articles address important alternative approaches regarding the status of revelation as a source of law. Access to all articles can be found here.

 News

New Blog entries:

„Vor diesem Bild kann manchem der Glaube verloren gehen.“: The Corpse of Christ as a Test of Faith: Jan-Heiner Tück takes the 200th anniversary of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's birth as an opportunity to reflect on Hans Holbein's painting "The Body of the Dead Christ in the Tomb" which also left deep traces in the work of the famous Russian writer.

„…jenen Platz suchen, wo die Welt am dunkelsten und leidvollsten ist“. Erstmalige Schriftenedition Otto Bauers, des religiösen Sozialisten: Cornelius Zehetner's text gives a brief insight into the life and work of the religious socialist Otto Bauer (1897-1986, also called "little Otto Bauer"), who unfortunately often trisked being forgotten behind his more famous namesake. A first edition of selected writings of Otto Bauer, edited by our author, is now intended to change this.

 

 


Upcoming Events

Sikh Women in India and in Austria

Invitation to an online panel discussion and book launch

26 November 2021, 4 - 6:15 p.m.

The panel discussion planned for 26 November 2021 cannot take place as an in-person event due to the current lockdown. Nevertheless, it will be held as a public online panel discussion to which interested parties from the various scientific disciplines are cordially invited.
Link: https://univienna.zoom.us/j/91274964098?pwd=cnRhUEtEWC9SYjFGUCtTUk9IN3VRUT09


Conference: Gender and Postsecularity.
Tensions and transformations in knowledge production and popular culture, online

26-27 November 2021

Doris Guth (Academy of Fine Arts) and Sabine Grenz (University of Vienna) cordially invite you to the online conference. Registration is requested by November 22. All information about the program and registration can be found on the conference homepage: Konferenz: Gender and Postsecularity (univie.ac.at)


Guest lecture: Filip Capek (Prag): When, Where and How YHWH became YHWH? Archaeology of Cult in Israel and Judah

01 December 2021

The lecture, organized by the Institute of Old Testament Science of the Faculty of Protestant Theology, will take place from 11:30-13:00 in HS 1 at Schenkenstraße 8-10. Participation is also possible digitally. Registration by mail is requested: elisabeth.oberleitner@univie.ac.at


Karl-Heinz Ott: Hölderlin Lecture
Poetry Lectureship
07 December 2021
Venue: Online (Zoom link will be announced soon)
Registration is requested: info@poetikdozentur.at


Workshop: Media - Memory - Affects.
Dimensions of a Theology of Culture.
10 – 11 December 2021
Venue: Faculty of Protestant Theology
The programme can be found here.


Guest lecture: Nancy Bahn: König David, Gott, und der Frosch. Aspekte des Zusammenhangs von Gottes Schöpfung und Königtum in den Psalmen und ihrer Rezeption.

11 January 2022

The lecture, organized by the Institute of Old Testament Science of the Faculty of Protestant Theology, will take place from 11:30-13:00 in HS 1 at Schenkenstraße 8-10. Participation is also possible digitally. Registration by mail is requested: elisabeth.oberleitner@univie.ac.at


International Conference: Parting of the Ways.
The Variegated Ways of Separation between Jews and Christians and its Consequences for Modern Jewish-Christian Dialogue.
06 09 Februar 2022
Venue: Dekanatssitzungssaal KTF and Schenkenstraße.
Registration: Please send an email to bibelwissenschaft@univie.ac.at.

You can access the programme here.


© Silke Lapina

© Silke Lapina


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