01 October 2012 → 12 May 2020
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
- Theology and religious studies
- History and foundations
scientific networks comparative history of religions Early Christianity Alfred Loisy early 20th century history of science pagan mystery cults
This project aims at investigating the methodological contribution to the early 20th century comparative study of religion of Alfred Loisy (1857-1940), professor of History of Relgions at the Collège de France, and analyzing the impact of his comparative work on current studies of the origins of Christianity. It will also investigate the sociological context (scientific networks) in which Loisy worked.