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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.
Salo W. Baron was considered the greatest Jewish historian of the twentieth century. He laid the ground work for how Jews perceive themselves and are perceived by others. The present series publishes new perspectives in the research on the Jewish experience of both distinguished and aspiring scholars who continue Salo Baron’s work. Contributions to the series focus on the relationship of Jews and non-Jews and perceptions and understandings of Judaism, including but not limited to the history, culture, religion, and institutions of the Jewish people, as well as on their persecution.
Regional Perspectives in Global Context
Disciplinary and interdisciplinary research on all aspects of Central and Eastern Europe: history, society, politics, economy, religion, culture, literature, languages and gender, with a focus on the region between the Baltic and the Adriatic in local and global context.

Until Volume 9, the series was published by Brill, click here.
Die Reihe »Religion and Transformation in Contemporary European Society« dokumentiert die Arbeit der gleichnamigen interdisziplinären Forschungsplattform der Universität Wien. Unter dem Dach dieser Plattform erforschen Wissenschaftler/innen die wechselseitigen Einflüsse von Religion(en) und gesellschaftlichen Transformationsprozessen in Europa. Die Bände werden von den einzelnen Untergruppen der Forschungsplattform verantwortet und widmen sich jeweils gezielt einer Forschungsfrage.

Weitere Informationen über die Forschungsplattform finden Sie unter www.religionandtransformation.at.

The series "Religion and Transformation in Contemporary European Society" documents the work of the interdisciplinary research platform of the same name research platform of the University of Vienna. Under the umbrella of this platform, scientists research the mutual influences of religion(s) and social transformation processes in Europe. The volumes are the responsibility of the individual subgroups of the research platform and are each dedicated to a specific research question.

More information about the research platform can be found at www.religionandtransformation.at.
Erstmals widmet sich eine große Edition den Praktiken der Monarchie im 19. Jahrhundert. In internationaler Perspektive stellt das Quellenwerk in einer neuen Folge der traditionsreichen Acta Borussica bislang ungedruckte Aktenstücke für die Forschung zusammen. Die dritte Reihe veranschaulicht am preußischen Beispiel, welche Anpassungen die europäische Monarchie an eine Gesellschaft im Wandel vollzog. Wirksame Integrationsleistungen wie auch deren Grenzen werden greifbar. Die ersten Bände widmen sich Funktionen, Entscheidungsformen und Entscheidungsinstanzen des Hofes. Später stehen performative Praktiken am preußischen Hof, wie sie im Modus höfischer Konkurrenz auch durch kulturelle Transfers aus den europäischen Nachbarländern geformt wurden, sowie Strategien und Reaktionen der Monarchie auf den gesellschaftlichen Wandel im Blickpunkt.

For the first time, a large multi-volume edition work will reflect practices of the monarchy in the 19th century.
In international perspective, this edition of primary sources presents previously unpublished archival documents for further research. The Prussian example illustrates the strategies and reactions of European monarchies when they had to adapt to a changing society. Effective integration achievements as well as their limits become tangible. The first volumes are focusing on the different functions of court members, on deciders and the forms of decision making at the court. Other volumes will highlight e.g. the performative practices at the Prussian court as they were shaped in competition processes and by cultural transfer from neighboring European countries.
Editorial Board / Council Member: Claudia Steinberg, Thomas Mikhail, Sabine Krause, Ralph Keen, and Thorsten Fuchs
Die von Erik Ode und Michael Obermaier herausgegebene Reihe Pädagogische Diskurse vertritt die Erziehungs- und Bildungswissenschaften in ihrer ganzen disziplinären Breite und besteht sowohl aus Monografien als auch aus Sammelbänden. Im Zentrum stehen theoriegeleitete, methodologische sowie praxisorientierte Auseinandersetzungen mit pädagogischen Grundfragen und -problemen, mit den soziokulturellen Bedingungsgefügen von Betreuung, Erziehung und Bildung über die Lebensspanne sowie kritische Analysen ihrer institutionellen und außerinstitutionellen Orte und Praxen.
This series welcomes multidisciplinary research on the history of ancient and medieval anthropology broadly understood in terms of both its European heritage and its reception of, and engagement with, various cultural and intellectual traditions (e.g. in Hebrew, Greek, Latin, Coptic, Syriac, Arabic etc.). This series encourages multidisciplinary studies of the various philological, textual, and archeological sources concerned with the development of anthropological theories in ancient medicine, philosophy, religion, and theology, as well as the subsequent theoretical and practical interactions between these theories. Particularly welcome are studies that emphasise the fundamental connection between different philosophical, scientific, and socio-cultural contexts where anthropological theories were produced and applied, and that analyse the implications of these theories in ethical, ascetic, ecological, gender, and political life from classical Antiquity up to the Middle Ages. Attempts to understand human beings as biological, physiological, religious, and socio-cultural entities persisted from Antiquity and are echoed in the establishing of the complex and multifarious European identity. In grasping this cross-cultural and diversified process, one is able to see the foundations of contemporary scientific, religious, and political discourses that treat the human being and how humanity relates to the world.
In der international ausgerichteten Reihe "Encounters between Judaism and Christianity" erscheinen wissenschaftliche Arbeiten zu Konstituierungs- und Differenzierungsprozessen jüdischer und christlicher Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart. Die Einzelbände behandeln exegetisch-hermeneutische, historische, systematische, kulturwissenschaftliche und zeitgeschichtliche Aspekte des Themenfeldes in der Verantwortung der einzelnen Fachdisziplinen und zugleich in fächerübergreifender Perspektive. Ein besonderes Augenmerk der Studien gilt den religiösen und kulturellen Kontaktpunkten und Reibungsflächen zwischen Judentum und Christentum, deren wissenschaftliche Betrachtung dem gegenseitigen Verständnis nach einer langen Geschichte kirchlicher Judenfeindschaft neue Impulse zu geben vermag.

The internationally focused series Encounters between Judaism and Christianity publishes studies on the processes of formation and differentiation of Jewish and Christian religion past and present. SJC-volumes deal with exegetical-hermeneutical, historical, systematic, cultural-historical and contemporary issues according to the standards of the individual disciplines and from a cross-disciplinary perspective. Particular attention is paid to the areas both of cultural interaction and of friction between Judaism and Christianity. After a long history of ecclesiastical hostility against Jews and after the experiences of the 20th century the scholarly examination of these topics can provide new impulses for improving mutual understanding.