Doris Kaltenberger


Doktorandin der Religionswissenschaft, Universität Wien

Junior Visiting Fellow
(September 2014 – February 2015)


Phenomenology of Religion 2.0: A Chance for a Contemporary Method in the Science of Religions?

Phenomenology of religion was seen as a leading paradigm of religious studies. In the mid-20th century it was confronted with enormous criticism, resulting from a lack of correlation between theory, method and applied research. Recent approaches try to overcome these difficulties by orientating themselves on empirical sciences. My project looks for an applied phenomenology of religion with an existential-hermeneutic orientation. On the basis of neo-and post-phenomenologies of religion, philosophy and social sciences I try to develop outlines of a contemporary methodology.