Daniela Müller appointed Senior Research Fellow in the Freiburg Research Collaboration Programme
Daniela Müller has been appointed Senior Research Fellow in the Freiburg Research Collaboration Programme at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), from July 1, 2021 until December 31, 2025.
Prof. Dr. Daniela Müller’s research focuses on the historical processes of mutual interactions between the different interpretation models within Christianity, that eventually led to the doctrinal, disciplinary, and juridical delineation of what was considered orthodox or not.
A study of doctrinal and juridical conflicts regarding doctrine and practice offers insights into the historical interaction of ecclesiastical rules and day-to-day reception, and helps to develop a ‘historical view’ through applying a model of ‘controlled anachronism’.
As a FRIAS Senior Fellow, Daniela Müller will further engage in the lively historiographical debate about Catharism. Even if some historians have recently questioned the existence of a structured group with its own self-awareness, the existence of a "hard core" of Cathar self-representation cannot be dismissed. Cathars were convinced that salvation was only to be obtained by receiving the so called consolamentum, the baptism by the Holy Ghost.
The Frias Senior Fellowship of Daniela Müller will be divided in several stays at Freiburg for 10 months in total.