Series "Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society"

The series "Religion and  Transformation in Contemporary European Society" is published since 2012 by Vandenhoek & Ruprecht university press (V&R unipress), edited by the members of the RaT-platform Kurt Appel, Christian Danz, Isabella Guanzini (instead of Angelika Walser), Rüdiger Lohlker, Richard Potz und Sieglinde Rosenberger.

The volumes of this series are peer-reviewed.

The editorial team of the print series suggests notable experts to the publisher for reviewing. In coordination with the publisher every volume is reviewed by one expert anonymously. Moreover, in anthologies every article is reviewed by the expert seperately.

The authors are subsequently informed about the admission or the rejection of their paper and, if necessary, are asked for changes according to the suggestions by the experts.

The book-series Studying Jihadism edited by Rüdiger Lohlker will be continued within the RaT-series starting with July 2018. The first two volumes of Studying Jihadism are entitled New Approaches to the Analysis of Jihadism: Online and Offline (volume 1) and Jihadism: Online Discourses and Representations (volume 2). 

The following books have already been published:

Volume 12

Hans Schelkshorn/Herman Westerink (Hg.): Reformation(en) und Moderne. Philosophisch-theologische Erkundungen. Vienna University Press bei V&R unipress, Göttingen 2017.

The contemporary historical research situates Luther’s Reformation in a much larger context of Christian reform movements that emerge in the late medieval and early modern period. Against this background the enlightened view of Luther as protagonist of the modern era is in need of revision. The variety of reform movements together with the Renaissance humanism compose a rich reservoir of spiritual reforms that will all influence the further development of the modern era. In this volume, this complex of the variety of Christian reforms relative to modernity is elaborated through exemplary studies from a philosophical-theological perspective.

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Volume 11

Pittl, Sebastian / Prüller-Jagenteufel, Gunter: Unterwegs zu einer neuen "Zivilisation geteilter Genügsamkeit". Perspektiven utopischen Denkens 25 Jahre nach dem Tod Ignacio Ellacurías. Vienna University Press bei V&R unipress, Göttingen 2016.

 

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Volume 10

Appel, Kurt /  Guanzini, Isabella (eds.): Europa mit oder ohne Religion? II. Der Beitrag der Religion zum gegenwärtigen und künftigen Europa. Vienna University Press bei V&R unipress, Göttingen 2016.

 

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Volume 9

Polak, Regina / Reiss, Wolfram (eds.): Religion im Wandel. Transformation religiöser Gemeinschaften in Europa durch Migration - Interdisziplinäre Disziplinen.Vienna university press bei V&R unipress, Göttingen 2014.

 

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Volume 8

Appel, Kurt / Guanzini, Isabella / Walser, Angelika (eds.): Europa mit oder ohne Religion? Der Beitrag der Religion zum gegenwärtigen und künftigen Europa. Vienna university press bei V&R unipress, Göttingen 2014.

The volume assembles papers previewsly presented at the international conference “Rethinking Europe with(out) Religion”, which the Research Platform “Religion and Transformation in Contemporary European Society” of the University of Vienna organized in February 2013, at the end of its three-year term. Scholars from the field of social sciences, law, sociology of religion, philosophy and of theology investigate the role that religious transformations play within the growing complexity of the global context. The volume focuses on the social weight of religion on the cultural and political dynamics in our present (post)secular society and, vice versa, analyzes the social and political changes that influence religions and theological self-reflections. The contributions examine the visions and perspectives the different religions can introduce in a pluralistic European Project, investigating the role of religions with regard to the advancement or the regression of democracy within an inclusive differentiated society.

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Volume 7

Schelkshorn, Hans / Wolfram, Friedrich / Langthaler, Rudolf (eds.): Religion in der globalen Moderne. Philosophische Erkundungen. Vienna university press bei V&R unipress, Göttingen 2014.

The current process of globalization holds enormous challenges for religious traditions all over the world. The intensification of global communication through the new information technologies enhances mutual questioning of religious doctrines. Migration movements and transcultural processes created also in Europe new multi-religious constellations. Thus in all regions of global modernity the societal cohesion is threatened by conflicts between fundamentalist religious movements and various secular groups with religious, agnostic or atheistic orientations. At this background the European philosophy of religion has to transcend the narrow horizons of the western modernity without abandoning its achievements. This diagnosis of the current world situation determines the main parts of this volume. The first section deals with systematic approaches for an intercultural reorientation of the European philosophy of religion. The following sections contain distinguished studies of European philosophies of religion from Neoplatonism to Nietzsche and approaches of the 20th century (Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Albert Camus, Michel Henry). The last section is devoted to detailed interreligious studies, concretely about the thought of Ibn Rushd ( Averroes), of the modern Hindu thinker Sri Aurobindo and the “atheistic” dimension of Buddhism.

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Volume 6

Langthaler, Rudolf / Meiller, Christopher / Appel, Kurt (eds.): Religion in der Moderne. Religionsphilosophische Beiträge zu einer aktuellen Debatte. Vienna university press bei V&R unipress, Göttingen 2013.

 

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Volume 5

Deibl, Jakob: Menschwerdung und Schwächung. Annäherung an ein Gespräch mit Gianni Vattimo. Vienna university press bei V&R unipress, Göttingen 2013.

 

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Volume 4

Westerink, Herman (eds.): Constructs of Meaning and Religious Transformation. Current Issue in the Psychology of Religion. Vienna university press bei V&R unipress, Göttingen 2013.

One of the major trends in the psychology of religion is the growing interest in religious and spiritual meaning making in relation to religious and spiritual transformation processes, notably as the aftermath of traumatic experiences and in situations of crisis, stress or disease when personal well-being is at stake and coping activities and skills are enhanced. This volume covers this broad and complex area of interrelated issues. The contributions focus on religious and spiritual meaning making and transformation. They do not compose an integrated perspective on religious meaning making and transformation processes. Rather, this volume assembles and presents the current state of research on this complex of issues. Thus it not only provides an excellent overview of the psychological study of constructs of meaning and religious transformation, but also contributes to our knowledge of contemporary religious life in the context of socio-cultural transformation processes (pluralisation, globalization).

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Volume 3

Rothgangel, Martin / Aslan, Ednan / Jäggle, Martin (eds.): Religion und Gemeinschaft. Die Frage der Integration aus christlicher und muslimischer Perspektive. Vienna university press bei V&R unipress, Göttingen 2013.

 

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Volume 2

Grohmann, Marianne / Ragcs, Ursula (eds.): Religion übersetzen. Übersetzung und Textrezeption als Transformationsphänomene von Religion. Vienna university press bei V&R unipress, Göttingen 2012.

 

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Volume 1

Appel, Kurt / Danz, Christian / Potz, Richard / Rosenberger, Sieglinde / Walser, Angelika (eds.): Religion in Europa heute. Sozialwissenschaftliche, rechtswissenschaftliche und hermeneutisch-religionsphilosophische Perspektiven. Vienna university press bei V&R unipress, Göttingen 2012.

 

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