In both sections, both descriptive-analytical and normative-theological research is carried out in close coordination with each other. The research is aimed at doing justice to religious and ideological views and positions that can be found in writings and practices – past and present. From there, the discussion is started about the valuation of these performances and positions.
Theologians, philosophers, historians, biblical and religious scholars work together with social scientists affiliated with the faculty who specialize in religious research.
Researchers in Residence
The faculty has a Researchers in Residence program intended for established international researchers who want to spend a few months in one of the two departments as part of their research. Candidates can submit a request to that effect to the relevant head of department.