Alexandra Grieser

Alexandra Grieser is Assistant Professor for the Theory of Religion at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Being trained in the academic study of religion, in general rhetoric and in German literature in Tübingen and Munich, Germany, she also worked at the University of Bremen, at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands.

In her PhD, she investigated “changing plausibility patterns in modern religion” (Transformations of Immortality, 2008), addressing the larger question what kind of theoretical concepts we need in order to understand recent religious pluralism and religious change. A full list of publications in English and German can be accessed on her website.

Contributions by Alexandra Grieser


Religion and Memory

In the year 2000, English-speaking scholars interested in ‘religion’ were introduced (in translation) to one of the most important texts in the sociology of religion in recent years, Danièle Hervieu-Léger’s “Religion as a Chain of Memory”. This book placed the study of ‘religion and memory’ firmly on the academic agenda,



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