apl. Prof. Dr. Kęstutis Daugirdas
Member of the academic staff, Department "Abendländische Religionsgeschichte"
Time at IEG: 2010–2017
The long-term research and editorial project "Controversia et Confessio" has been based at and supported by the Academy of Sciences and Literature in Mainz since 2007. It is integrated into the research programme of the Leibniz Institute of European History and also involves the cooperation of the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz and the Herzog August Library in Wolfenbüttel.
In view of the plurality of early modern Reformedism, can a specific Reformed confessional culture be determined? The cooperative project is pursuing this central question along central fields of interaction in which possible confessional imprints are expected: Cultures of knowledge and economics will be considered as well as aesthetic and political-legal cultures.
The project started from the working hypothesis that Socinian biblical hermeneutics and anthropology are designs based on general-human reason and abolish confessional orders of difference. The project was completed with the monograph entitled "The Beginnings of Socinianism. Genese und Eindringen des historisch-ethischen Religionsmodells in den universitären Diskurs der Evangelischen in Europa".