In Western ecumenical research, the perception of Orthodox theology still suffers from the stereotype of representing a solidified traditionalism. In contrast, Orthodox theology is dominated by the clichéd notion of Western Christianity as modernism contrary to tradition. This overlooks the many interesting and novel research approaches. On the one hand, these are developed at orthodox institutions worldwide in response to modern scientific questions, and on the other hand they reveal the continuity of the Christian heritage in change in Protestant and Catholic drafts. The series aims to provide a forum for these research approaches and thus enrich the ecumenical discussion with contributions that have been written from a culturally and religiously different background. The series focuses on monographs, but is also open to inter- and transdisciplinary scholarly anthologies. It accepts contributions in German, English and French. All manuscripts are peer-reviewed.
Papyrology has always interested scholars of the New Testament and of Christian origins, mainly because of the discovery of papyrus copies of texts from the Christian scriptures. However, what documentary papyri, ostraca, and tablets indicate about issues of everyday Greco-Roman life has also much to contribute to the understanding of early Christ groups. These issues include ancient economy and agriculture, labor and social relations, reading cultures, administration, and a variety of other topics. The PNT series is designed to introduce students and teachers to the value of this material. The volumes provide introductions, evaluations, and conclusions. Many documents are presented in their entirety with an English translation and commentary. The authors cover the state of papyrological research and supplement it with their own conclusions and updates, making the series also of interest to scholars of Papyrology, Biblical Studies, Ancient History, and Classics.
The overarching goal of the Series is to incorporate the history and culture of Roma into the mainstream of European and global academia. To achieve this goal, the series Roma History and Culture publishes books (monographs, edited volumes, and collections of historical sources) from wide range of disciplines – history, ethnography, anthropology, sociology, political science, religion, cultural studies, literature studies, film, and art history, with particular focus on comparative studies – that offer innovative, critical and, above all, reliable and fully documented insights into Roma history and culture that relies on documents, critical rereading and rethinking of historical sources and existing research. This approach marks a critical turn in the academic studies of Roma history and culture that in the past all too often were blighted by stereotypes and myths, especially the specious belief that there are not enough preserved written sources on the Roma past to allow for the emergence of Roma history as a field in its own right. The series thus, shifts and challenges prevailing academic narratives that Roma are nothing else but a detached, marginalised community and a passive object of different state governments’ policies by presenting, analysing and contextualising the agency of Roma as actors in their own right, with their own views and visions of the development for the Roma and their communities. In this way the volumes published in the Roma book series present and contribute to the incorporation of the Roma past and present into the mainstream of European and global historiography instead of confining Roma history and culture to some narrow ethnic box. Research work on the Roma from Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe constitutes the very academic focus of the proposed Book Series, which aspires to also cover the past and cultures of other communities that have historically been known under the general label “Gypsies”, such as the Sinti, Manush, Kale, Romanichals, Irish and Scottish Travelers, etc.
"Athenäum" - einst die berühmte Zeitschrift der beiden Schlegels: Dieser Name ist selber Programm, setzt inhaltlich wie stilistisch höchste Ansprüche. Hier entsteht kein wissenschaftliches Jahrbuch, das Forschungsergebnisse resümiert, das unter Diskurszwang exklusive Expertengespräche vorführt. Athenäum übt in fröhliche Symphilosophie ein - und wird sie auch selbst praktizieren.
"Romantik" benennt als Epoche den Zeitraum von Friedrich Schlegel bis Richard Wagner. Sie benennt die Länder: Deutschland, Frankreich und England (ohne Leopardi und Tschaikowskij, ohne Mickiewicz und Kierkegaard zu übersehen). Und sie nennt die Diskurse: Literatur, Sprache, Kunst, Musik, Recht und Staat, Philosophie und Natur. Die Struktur des Jahrbuchs ist also interdisziplinär und übernational, sein Stil liberal und agonal.
Mit dem 18. Band des Athenäums beginnt ein Neuanfang. Aus dem Jahrbuch für Romantik ist ein Jahrbuch der Friedrich Schlegel-Gesellschaft geworden.
Die Baaderiana sollen die Reihe Franz von Baader, Ausgewählte Werke begleiten und einem an Baader, an der Romantik sowie der Philosophie und Theologie des 19. Jahrhunderts interessierten Publikum den Zugang zu dessen Denken eröffnen.