Center for the Interdisciplinary Research (CIRRuS)

The Center for the Interdisciplinary Research on Religion and Society (CIRRuS) has emerged, after restructuring the Department of Theologie at the University of Bielefeld, from the former Research Center for Biographical Studies in Contemporary Religion.

CIRRuS combines the classical disciplines of theology with research focuses, methods and theories of empirical, hermeneutical and historical sciences. Thus, normative and descriptive competence come into dialogue and a broad spectrum of interdisciplinary cooperation is being disclosed, at the University of Bielefeld and beyond.

Our focuses at present:

  • Schäfer: Systematic Theology, Sociology of Religion
  • Streib: Psychology of Religion and Religious Education
  • Witulski: Socio- historical interpretation