The Biographical Location of Interreligious Processes. Links between Micro- and Macro-historical Perspectives in the Interreligious Encounter between India and Europe by example of Austrian Scholar of Religion and Indologist Bettina Bäumer (*1940)



Governing methods will be the study of sources and expert interviews mainly with Bettina Bäumer at important locations of her life, but with a wide spectrum of other persons also, and their analysis with regard to recent research issues in the relevant academic subjects, esp. religious and cultural studies. As the research team includes a Hindu scholar, the research process will be itself an interreligious diaological learning experience.

The project aims at researching and compiling an academically written biography of the Austro-Indian scholar of religion and Indologist Bettina Bäumer (*1940) based on recent methodology in religious studies, comparative theology, and cultural theory. As the biography of Bettina Bäumer is ingrained in the history of interreligious and intercultural encounter between India and the Occident as it has developed in the 2nd half of the 20th century until today, it will also provide an exemplary analysis and location of this historical epoch. It will be a qualitative field study in the interreligious field between India and Europe, aimed at making interreligious learning processes open to a better general understanding and broader discourse.
KurztitelInterreligiöse Biographie der österreichischen Religionswissenschaftlerin Bettina Bäumer
Tatsächlicher Beginn/ -es Ende1/05/1630/04/21

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