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Theosophy Across Boundaries
From its inception throughout the period of its highest influence in the second half of the nineteenth and early twentieth century, the theosophist movement has constantly transgressed boundaries. It has gone beyond geographical boundaries, from Europe to India and on to other Asian countries. It has blurred boundaries between religious traditions, mixing elements from various European and Asian traditions, also appealing to individuals from a variety of religious backgrounds. Read more.
Combinatory Religious Practices in Japanese History
This event was the result of cooperation between Heidelberg University's MC3.1 ("Economies of the Sacred"), MC07 ("Political Legitimation"), and the Jōbodai'in Kaken Group (Japan). Read more.
Workshop with Andreas Nehring (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg):
To be announced.
Political Theory and Transculturality
Political discourse theory and poststructuralism were the topics of two events with Prof. David Howarth (University of Essex) held in May. The political theorist was invited by the working group "Political Theory and Transculturality", an initiative by the Junior Research Group "Transcultural Dynamics of Pentecostalism", MC3 "Negotiating Religious Identities", and MC7 "Political Legitimation". Read more.
Friedrich Max Müller and His Asian Interlocutors: Academic Knowledge about 'Oriental Religions' in Late Nineteenth-Century Europe
Friedrich Max Müller (1823–1900) was a key figure in the story of the coming about of the world religions. Through his theoretical writings on religion, and through his editorship of the Sacred Books of the East series, he helped draw new boundaries between religion and non-religion in Asia, canonize certain texts as more foundational than others, and spread these new ideas about Asian religions in Europe and North America. Read more.
Questioning the Shape of the Polity: Japan's Engagement with China and Europe
The workshop discussed the recent work of two scholars, Dr. Kiri Paramore (Leiden University, author of Ideology and Christianity in Japan) and Dr. Ōkubo Takeharu (Meiji University). Read more.
Lecture by Andreas Nehring (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg):
"Prognosis of Decline - Coping with the Future. Reforms in 19th Century Theravada Buddhism in Myanmar"
Lecture by Gereon Kopf (Luther College, USA):
"Philosophy of expression: Dōgen, Nishida, and Beyond"
Lecture by Dr. Sonehara Satoshi (Tohoku University, Japan):
"A New Blueprint for Japanese Early Modern Intellectual History" (in Japanese)
"Theosophy in Meiji Japan, its Meanings and Transformations"
“Madame Blavatsky and Monotheism”
Lecture by Jason Ånanda Josephson (Williams College, USA):
"The Invention of Religion in Japan"
Jour Fixe: Global Religious History: Talk by Michael Bergunder (MC7):
Transculturality and Global Religious History. A Religious Studies Perspective"