Why Do We Need a Research Infrastructure for Religious Studies?

At the moment there is no European research infrastructure for the domain of religious studies, but why is such a research infrastructure even needed?

The study of religion requires peculiar tools such as profound knowledge of ancient languages and the ability of interpreting religious texts in their context, their reception and their effect on history.

Religious studies additionally demand a specific academic approach, as the phenomenon of religion has had, and continues to have, a major impact on individuals, groups, society, politics, law, ethics and many other areas of life.

Therefore, RESILIENCE offers the specific services and competences needed for research of religion as a multifaceted, complex and highly influential phenomenon.