End of Times - Cultural Religious Variances on Decision-Making Processes



Zeit und Ort:

LV im Rahmen des Elitestudiengangs: Standards of Decision-Making Across Cultures. Offen auch für Studierende anderer Disziplinen sofern noch Plätze frei sind. In der Philosophie anrechenbar für die Prüfungsnummern 82011, 82012, 82411, MA 82001, MA 82401. Für Pfarramts- und Lehramtsstudierende anrechenbar für die religionswissenschaftlichen Module sowie für den Freien Bereich, den Wahlbereich, für die Interdisziplinären Module und für das Schwerpunktübergreifende Modul.

  • Mi 14:00-16:00, Raum Jordanweg 2

Voraussetzungen / Organisatorisches

Master seminar; 2 SWS; oral presentation and graded seminar paper.
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Time of the End—End of Time(s) investigates the conditions for the emergence of apocalyptic, eschatological, millennial, and chiliastic movements across time, space, cultures, and academic disciplines. The process of becoming aware of a crisis involves a tension between the actual social and political order and a prospective dissolution of this critical condition. Apocalyptic concepts stem from religious, ideological-teleological, biological, and technical backgrounds, manifesting themselves in texts, traditions, and symbolic systems. The difference between religious and secular patterns of dealing with the end of times probably is not to be found in different patterns of action, but rather in specific expectations and emotional preconditions of the protagonists that can manifest themselves in similar actions.

Empfohlene Literatur

Keywords "Apokalypse", "Chiliasmus", "Milleniarism", "Prophezeiung", in: Handwörterbuch für Theologie und Religionswissenschaft. 8 Bände, 1998–2005. In the library of Religious Studies, Jordanweg 2, there is a comprehensive offer of convenient and actual literature.