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Religious Cultures in 19th and 20th Century Europe

DFG: International Research Training Group 1542

This International Research Training Group aims to make a fundamental contribution to the analysis of the relationship between religion and the Modern era, using approaches derived from historiography, religious science, and theology. Religious cultures are to be examined with regard to their inter-relations with systems and frameworks of a secular nature. The research program comprises five central clusters of topics: changes in religious systems under the circumstances of the Modern era; the conflict-laden relationship of science and religion; the relations between religion and European nationalism; religion in an urban environment; the correlation between religion and gender. Due to the intensive collaboration between LMU Munich and the Charles University in Prague, the main focus is placed on developments in Central and Eastern Europe. Teaching is conducted mostly in German.