From September 27 to September 29 we are organising an interdisciplinary conference on Religious Feelings at Tübingen university. The conference is part of our project on Religious Feelings, which brings together theologians and philosophers working on emotions and religious feelings. Cluster members include Prof. Dr. Birgit Weyel, Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Gräb-Schmidt, PD Dr. Roderich Barth and Prof. Dr. Sabine Döring.
Its activities are funded by the “Analytic Theology Cluster Initiative”.
The main questions that will be discussed in the course of the project are:
- What is the nature of religious feelings? Are religious feelings a subgroup of emotions or are there significant structural differences between the two?
- What is the relation between religious feelings and rationality? Are they rational states which are capable of justifying certain judgments? If yes, what sort of judgments can they justify?
- What is the function of religious feelings? Are they of instrumental, moral or epistemic value? What sort of influence do they exert on our moods and emotions?
Special thanks to Anja Berninger, Eva-Maria Düringer, Gundula Reinshagen and Ruth Tietjen who are also cluster members and are doing a terrific job!