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Barbara Theriault's "Die Bodenständigen" is Germany's most beautiful regional book

"Die Bodenständigen. Erkundungen aus der nüchternen Mitte der Gesellschaft" - the book by Barbara Theriault, which was published in the edition überland" in 2020, is "Germany's most beautiful regional book 2020".

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Database on religion and urbanity is online

The DFG-funded research group "Religion and Urbanity: Reciprocal Formations" (FOR 2779) of the Max-Weber-Kolleg of the University of Erfurt has now gone online with a database on religion and urbanity at the publishing house De Gruyter.

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New publication about the history of the 'Wende'

How did people in East Germany experience the last years of the GDR and the system change? How did they cope with and shape the 1990s? How do they remember it today? The research group "Die lange Geschichte der 'Wende'. Lebenswelt und Systemwechsel…

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New publication on the resonance of Christian music

Oxford University Press is publishing a new book by Mark Porter in November, which deals with the resonance of Christian music.

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Ethics of National Socialism - a contribution to understanding National Socialist moral justifications

If one wants to understand how the crimes of National Socialism were possible, it makes sense to look at the moral reasons that shaped the normative self-image of the acting actors. This topic is explored in the annotated volume of sources "Supposed…

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New publication: "Society Theory" by Hartmut Rosa and Jörg Oberthür

Modern societies are characterised by permanent change and conflict-laden dynamics. Social processes with diverse intended and unintended consequences cause a high degree of complexity of social phenomena. Against this background, the question of the…

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Prof. Benno Werlen appointed to the World Academy for Art and Science

Upon proposal of the General Assembly of the World Academy of Art & Science (WAAS), Prof. Benno Werlen, holder of the UNESCO Chair on Global Understanding for Sustainability and Fellow at the Max Weber College of the University of Erfurt, has now…

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"Macht des Heiligen" translated into French

What is the place of the sacred and religion in modern social life? Neither a linear view of secularization as the progressive and global decline of religion, nor a mystical understanding of the "return of the religious" seems sufficient to grasp…

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