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Dr. Lorenz Trein

Dr. Lorenz Trein

Academic staff member


Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
Interfaculty Programme for the Study of Religion
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
D-80539 Munich, Germany

Room: A U126
Phone: +49 (0)89 2180-2142

Office hours:
by appointment (via E-mail)

Further Information

Lorenz Trein is academic staff member (postdoc) in the Interfaculty Program Study of Religion at Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich. His research focus is on modern European history of religions, Islam in Europe, eschatology and temporal imaginaries, and affect theory and history of emotions. Currently he is writing a book about secular time.



“Multiple Times of Disenchantment and Secularization,” in: Robert A. Yelle, Lorenz Trein (eds.), Narratives of Disenchantment and Secularization: Critiquing Max Weber’s Idea of Modernity, London (Bloomsbury Academic) 2021, 71-85.

“‘Weil das Christentum nie eine Geschichte hat haben wollen’: Theologische Voraussetzungen und eschatologische Ambiguität der Säkularisierung in religionswissenschaftlicher Sicht,” in: Theologische Zeitschrift 76/1 (2020), 56-77.

“Feeling Religion (As a Matter of Method): Historical Meaning and Affective Engagement in the Study of Religion,” in: Religion Compass 13/8 (2019), 1-11.

“Governing the Fear of Islam: Thinking Islamophobia through the Politics of Secular Affect in Historical Debate,” in: ReOrient: The Journal of Critical Muslim Studies 4/1 (2018), 44-58.

Begriffener Islam: Zur diskursiven Formation eines Kollektivsingulars und zum Islamdiskurs einer europäischen Wissenschafts- und Religionsgeschichte, Würzburg (Ergon) 2015.