Dr. Benedikt Brunner
Member of the academic staff, Department Abendländische Religionsgeschichte, spokesperson Research Area 2 "Sacralisation and Desacralisation"Room: 05 309
Phone: +49 6131 39 27819
Fax: +49 6131 39 30153
Drawing Death into Life. Comparative Perspectives of Protestant Ways in Coping with Death between Desacralization and Resacralization, 1580–1700
To "die gently and blessedly": the project explores the background of this ideal and examines how dying was reflected in the lifeworld of people in early modern Europe. On the one hand, it asks about the norms in which the emotions triggered by death and dying were embedded. On the other hand, a focus will be placed on the ethical implications that were associated with this.
The Leibniz research association "The Value of the Past" started its work on September 1, 2021 and over the next four years will investigate the significance of the past for societies in the past and present.