Anne Koch

Profile at University Salzburg

Prof. Anne Koch is professor for Religious Studies at Paris Lodron University in Salzburg. Her research interests include body knowledge; cognitive study of religion; healing and the efficacy of healing rituals; psychotechniques of self-care (cleansing, breathing etc.); method in aesthetics of religion; aesthetic subjectivities. She is a founding member of the DVRW working group Aesthetics of Religion and has contributed to several collected volumes and debates concerning the field.



Körperwissen. Grundlegung einer Religionsaisthetik (serie: Perspectives in the Study of Religion), Open access University of Munich, urn:nbn:de:bvb:19-epub-12438-7

Edited special issue

The Aesthetics of Civil Religion, Journal of Religion in Europe 10.1/2 (2017) 1-239.


Alternative Healing as Magical Self-Care in ‚Alternative Modernity’, NUMEN 62 (2015) 431-459
(S. Binder) Holistic Medicine between Religion and Science. A Secularist Construction of Spiritual Healing in Medical Literature, Journal of Religion in Europe 6.2013,1, 1-34
Reasons for the Boom of Body Discourses in Humanities and Social Sciences. A Chapter in European History of Religion. In: A. Berlejung et al. (Hg.), Menschenbilder und Körperkonzepte im Alten Israel, in Ägypten und im Alten Orient, Tübingen 2012, 3-42