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

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"
21 November 2016
Christian-Muslim Relations. A Bibliographical History covers Northern and Eastern Europe in the period 1600-1700.
31 October 2016
In this book scholars from various disciplines explore issues related to identity and religion, that people encounter when affected by migration dynamics.
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