The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies is research-driven. The research is strongly interdisciplinary in character and cooperation with societal partners and stakeholders in the public domain is actively pursued.

The scientific expertise of department is wide-ranging: from expertise in philosophy and artificial intelligence to proficiency in Arabic, Islam and Christianity as well as in other religious and secular traditions.

The Research Institute for Philosophy and Religious Studies (OFR) coordinates the research in the fields of:

Philosophy

- in particular into its history and into the main systematic philosophical questions and their applications. Great emphasis is put on educating scientific 'offspring'. Read more about research in the field of Philosophy.

Religious Studies

- interdisciplinary study of religion, with an emphasis on Christianity and Islam. (Post)secular moral and social orders and their interplay with religious imaginaries are further priorities of our research. Read more about research in the field of Religious Studies.

Recent publications

1 August 2017
Jewish Love Magic is a monograph by Ortal-Paz Saar dedicated to the supernatural methods employed by Jews in order to generate love, grace or hate.
7 April 2017
In this book scholars from different disciplines map the different aspects of the dynamics of changing, contesting and contested religious identities.
Bron: The British Society for Middle Eastern Studies
8 December 2016
"´Paradise and Hell in Islamic Traditions´ is quite simply a scholarly masterpiece, a path-breaking and fascinating piece of research"
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