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Christoph Kleine

Christoph Kleine is Professor for the History of Religions at Leipzig University, Germany, and co-director (together with Monika Wohlrab-Sahr) of the Centre for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences: “Multiple Secularities – Beyond the West, Beyond Modernities.”


Preparing the Field for Secularity in Medieval Japan

This essay makes a strong case that the social, political, economic and ideological developments that accompanied the transition from the Heian (794–1185) to the Kamakura period (1185–1333) generated epistemic and social structures of a longue durée that remained permanently available as a resource for a Japanese form of secularity.