Forum for Interdisciplinary Religious Studies (FIRSt)

Forum for Interdisciplinary Religious Studies (FIRSt)

The Forum for Interdisciplinary Religious Studies (FIRSt) brings together research activities related to religious studies within the faculties of Humanities, Social Sciences, Law and Theology at the University of Göttingen. It provides opportunities for exchange and further development of new research contexts. It is a central component of the university’s strategy to interlink religious studies intra- and interdisciplinarily.

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New book publication: Wilk, Florian (ed.). 2019. Scriptural Interpretation at the Interface between Education and Religion: In Memory of Hans Conzelmann (Themes in Biblical Narrative 22). Leiden; Boston: Brill.

Wilk_ Scriptural Interpretation klein

Scriptural Interpretation at the Interface between Education and Religion examines prominent texts from Jewish, Christian, and Islamic communities with a view to determining to what extent education (Bildung) represents the precondition, the central feature and/or the aim of the interpretation of „Holy Scripture“ in antiquity. In particular, consideration is given to the exegetical techniques, the hermeneutical convictions and the contexts of intercultural exchange which determine the process of interpretation...

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ERC Grant: Anglo-Saxon homiletic literature and its European sources

Winfried Rudolf klein

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a Consolidator Grant to Prof. Dr. Winfried Rudolf of the English Department at Göttingen University to study medieval preaching literature written for the instruction of non-élite audiences. The project titled “Electronic Corpus of Anonymous Homilies in Old English (ECHOE)“ focuses on Old English preaching texts, written and copied between the ninth and late twelfth...

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