a) Buddhism and Prognostication

Divination in Tibet: the Ancient System of Zhang Zhung Ju thig.

Donatella Rossi
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Fate in Afterlife, Freedom, and the Origins of the Early Enumeration of Hellish Kings in Early Medieval Chinese Buddhist Scripture

Frederick Chen
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Divining Monks according to the Shenseng Zhuan , T .2064

Dr. Wei Li / Dr. Esther-Maria Guggenmos
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Divination in Buddhist Theory and Practice

Prof. Zhou Qi
October 2009 – October 2010
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Buddhist Ritual and Philosophy Responding to a Prognostic Imperative? Transmission, Divinatory Sutras and the Figure of Ouyi Zhixu 蕅益智旭 (1599-1655)

Esther-Maria Guggenmos

b) Fate and Freedom in the Islamic World

Concepts of Time and Destiny in the Koran and Prophecy, Politics and Astrology in a Pseudo-platonic Text of the 10th century CE

Georges Tamer


c) Christian Responses to Chinese Mantic Practices

Early Kang Youwei and Protestant Missionaries’ Writings

Weichi Zhou
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The case of Adam Schall: Between Accommodation, Superstition, and Accusation. The European Controversy about the Chinese Calendar Office

Claudia von Collani
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Studying the Past to Decode the Future: Jesuits' Criticism to Chinese Prognostications

Chu Pingyi
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The Role of The Book of Changes (Yijing) in Relation to Calculations on the Parousia of Christ in the Figurist Work of the French Jesuit, Joachim Bouvet (1656-1730)

Claudia von Collani
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d) Taoism and Prognostication

Prognostication and fate in the Taiping jing: An interpretative anthology of translated and annotated primary sources.

Barbara Hendrischke
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Cosmology and Prognostication in the Apocrypha: A Survey of Major Sources and Themes

Fabrizio Pregadio
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e) Sacrality

Sacrality and Sacralization in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Age. Intercultural Perspectives in Europe and Asia

Project funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)

f) Miracle and Magic

(Klaus Herbers)

g) Hagiographies

(Klaus Herbers, Ángel Gómez Moreno)

h) Pilgrimage as a Means of Coping with Contingency and Fixing the Future

Religiosity Spent: Culture, Microeconomics, and Sacrality on China's Southern Sacred Mountain

Robert André LaFleur
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i) Ritual and Social Theory

Ritual Aesthetics and Social Theory

Aida Bosch
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