Research and current research clusters


RaT's research is grouped into thematic clusters, all of which deal with the exploration of transformation processes in the interplay between religions and society. Interdisciplinary networks in research on religion and individual focus areas and interests of RaT members are contextualised and brought together in these clusters. The diversity of the disciplines involved enables the research centre to approach topics from various perspectives and to apply empirical and hermeneutic methods. The analysis of social processes of transformation is thus part of the work at RaT, as is the interpretation of those religious texts that carry meaning for the self-understanding of a specific society and its members.

The research of RaT focuses on the following clusters: