The emphasis of our multifaceted research is on Christianity and Islam. (Post)secular moral and social orders and their interplay with religious imaginaries are further priorities of our research.
All INTEGON scholars participate in one overarching research programme:
Religious Dynamics: Imaginaries; Institutions; Identities
In this programme we understand religion as being subject to transformation; we place religious phenomena in a broad historical and global perspective. The programme emphasises a social-cultural approach of religion, distinguishing three closely related dimensions: the religious imagination and its imaginaries (expressed in images, texts and cultural practices), social-religious institutions, and personal and collective identities.
INTEGON research focus areas
On a more specific level, INTEGON scholars collaborate in four focus areas:
- Texts and transmissions
- Media, arts, aesthetics
- Christian and Islamic movements in past and present
- Religion in the public sphere
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The researchers of INTEGON aim to share their expertise in the broad field of religious studies in service of society. Companies, organisations, religious communities etc. can commission INTEGON to carry out research, give independent advice or provide tailor-made further education.
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Selection of current research projects