investigates institutional aspects paradigmatically by focusing on libraries and compendia, and their entanglement with cults and religious practices. Read more ...
analyzes teaching processes and didactic aims of religious education with a special focus on questions of agency and gender. Read more ...
The tableau of academic disciplines involves Classics, Old Testament/Hebrew Bible Studies, New Testament Studies and Church History as well as Religious Studies and Islamic Studies, Christian Oriental Studies, Medieval History and Pedagogics of Religion.
The Collaborative Research Centre “Education and Religion” received funding from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) since July 1, 2015, for an initial period of four years. The application for a continuation of another four years was denied by the DFG, in spite of the unanimous recommendation of the reviewers for continued funding. Therefore, the CRC will terminate after a final one-year period by June 30, 2020.
The reciprocal relationship between education and religion in ancient and pre-modern times was either a fruitful or conflict-laden one. By taking a look at this tension, new perspectives on educational achievements and religious developments as well as related cultural, social and political constellations are opened up. The series Studies in Education and Religion in Ancient and Pre-Modern History in the Mediterranean and Its Environs documents research in this field. While closely connected to Göttingen University’s Collaborative Research Centre “Education and Religion in Cultures of the Mediterranean and Its Environment from Ancient to Medieval Times and to the Classical Islam”, and its neighbouring disciplines (Old and New Testament Studies, Church History, Pedagogics of Religious, Classical Philology, Coptic Studies, Christian Oriental Studies, Classical Archaeology, Ancient and Medieval History, and Religious Studies as well as Arabic and Islamic Studies), the SERAPHIM series encompasses further related disciplines. Historical occurrences are examined against the horizon of topical issues in a bid to stir up and inspire thought on education and religion in the here and now.
The book series “SERAPHIM” will be continued even after the termination of the CRC. The editors welcome monographs and collected volumes on any topics of education and religion in pre-modern times. Any inquiries should be directed to the managing editor Peter Gemeinhardt.
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