Peter Bräunlein

 Profile

Prof. Peter Bräunlein, one of the foremost scholars in the field of visuality and materiality of religion, helped develop the burgeoning approach of aesthetics of religion and has always generously encouraged young researchers in their studies. His previous areas of focus include image acts and iconic representations of religion (including museum studies), pain and religious ritual as well as musicality. His current project investigates spirit representations in East Asia, both in cultic practices as well as in movies and other media. Peter Bräunlein will enrich the network’s methodological reflections through his sharp wit, breadth of knowledge and wealth of experience.

Publications

Von rituellen Selbstkreuzigungen und sindonologischen Kontroversen. Anmerkungen zur Materialität des Christus-Körpers. In: Oliver Krüger, Nadine Weibel (Hg.): Der Körper der Religionen – Corps en religion (CULTuREL Bd. 7). Zürich: Pano, 2015, 191-216
Pain. In: Robert A. Segal & Kocku von Stuckrad (eds.): Vocabulary for the Study of Religion. Vol. 3 [print edition]. Leiden: Brill, 2015, 9-17
Thinking Religion through Things. Reflections on the Material Turn in the Scientific Study of Religions. In: Method and Theory in the Study of Religion, 2015, 1-35, online  [doi 10.1163/15700682-12341364]
Interpretation von Zeugnissen materialer Kultur. Ku, ein hawaiianischer Gott in Göttingen. In: Kurth, Stefan & Karsten Lehmann (Hg.): Religionen erforschen. Kulturwissenschaftliche Methoden in der Religionswissenschaft. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, 2011, 43-70
Zurück zu den Sachen!“ – Religionswissenschaft vor dem Objekt: Zur Einleitung. In: Bräunlein, Peter J. (Hg.), Religion & Museum. Zur visuellen Repräsentation von Religion/en im öffentlichen Raum. Bielefeld: transcript, 2004, 1-54