About the Centre for Religion &
The Centre for Religion and Political Culture is directed by Dr. Michael Hoelzl. Members of the CRPC undertake research in the field of Religion and Politics: the complex history of their relationship. The research undertaken does not issue from any one particular political or religious standpoint and politics is understood broadly, from the regulation of social relations on a micro- and macro-level to the historical development of political concepts.
With Professor Graham Ward (University of Oxford), Dr. Michael Hoelzl edits a book series with Continuum designed to disseminate research work undertaken and to provide a publishing platform for junior as well as senior academics whose research is in religion and political culture. See Continuum Studies in Religion and Political Culture for more information.
Research Themes 2009-2012
- Democracy and Dictatorship
- Theology of Sovereignty
- The Structural Transformation of Believing
- The Religious and Political Boundaries of Europe