The Social Capital of Religious Communities in the Age of Globalisation
Hans Kippenberg [+]
Fellow of the Max-Weber Kolleg, Erfurt
KIPPENBERG G. HANS was chair for theory and history of religions at the University of Bremen from 1989 to 2004. Since 1998 he has been a fellow of the Max-Weber Kolleg, Erfurt. He served as editor of NUMEN: International Review for the History of Religions from 1989 to 2000. He published Discovering Religious History in the Modern Age (2002) and was in charge of a critical edition of Max Weber’s section on «Religion» in Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft, published uncer the authentic title Religiöse Gemeinschaften in 2001. Together with Martin Riesebrodt, he edited the volume Webers «Religious systemetik» (2001). In 2006, together with Tilman Seidensticker, he published The 9/11 Handbook: Annotated Translated and Interpretation of the Attackers’ Spiritual Manual. His book Gewalt als Gottesdienst: Religionskriege der Globalisiering appeared in 2008.
Hans Kippenberg considers the way in which Religious Communities are formed today in comparison with their historical development.