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Prof. Dr. Kerstin Radde-Antweiler

: Prof. Dr. Kerstin Radde-Antweiler

Building/room:  Sportturm (SpT) C6220
Phone:  +49 (0) 421 218 679 11

E-Mail:  radde[at]uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

Head of ZeMKI Lab:"Media and Religion"


From 1994-1997 Radde-Antweiler studied Protestant Theology at the Theological University of Bielefeld / Bethel and from 1997-2002 Evangelical Theology. From 1998, as a second degree in Comparative Religion at the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg. In 2002 Radde-Antweiler finished her studies with her Diplom thesis on "The Theory of Yahweh-alone movement 'in Ancient Israel: History of research and critical appraisal", after which she worked until 2007as a research assistant in the research project "Between Online Religion and Religious Online: constellations for ritual transfer medium in the Internet "at the Collaborative Research Centre 619 "Ritual Dynamics". In 2008 she obtained her doctorate in Comparative Religion on "Ritual-Design in recent Witch Discourses. Transfer processes and design forms of rituals on personal home pages”. In 2008 Radde-Antweiler moved to the University of Bremen, where she worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Religion and Religious Education until 2011. Since 2012 she is assistant professor for the area of "Literature and Media of Religions" at the Institute of Religious Studies and Religious Education at the University of Bremen. At the Centre for Media, Communication and Information Sciences (ZeMKI) at Bremen University she is head of the Lab "media and religion."

Research interests

New Media (Focus Media Network Internet), receptions and transformations of biblical tropes in different media, Ritual Studies (ritual transfer, ritual design), actor perspective religion history, recent religions, especially the recent witch discourse


  • German Association for Religious Studies (DVRW)
  • European Association for the Study of Religion (ECSR)
  • International Association for the History of Religion (IAHR)
  • American Academy of Religion [AAR], Steering Committee of the "Ritual Studies Group"
  • Advisory Board "Center for New Media, Religion and Digital Culture"
  • Network "Mediating religion"


  1. Radde-Antweiler, Kerstin (2012): Authenticity. In: Campbell, Heidi (Ed.): Digital Religion: Understanding Religious Practice in New Media Worlds. London: Routledge.
  2. Radde-Antweiler, Kerstin (2011): Ritual-Design im rezenten Hexendiskurs. Transferprozesse und Konstruktionsformen von Ritualen auf Persönlichen Homepages. Saarbrücken: SVH.
  3. Radde-Antweiler, Kerstin (2011): „Why are you trying to save the World?” Die Ablehnung postmortalischer Angebote in Martin Scorceses Film ‚Die letzte Versuchung Christi‘. In: Ahn, Gregor/Miczek, Nadja/Rakow, Katja (Eds.): Diesseits, Jenseits und Dazwischen? Die Transformation und Konstruktion von Sterben, Tod und Postmortalität. Bielefeld: transcript, 71-91.
  4. Radde-Antweiler, Kerstin/Heidbrink, Simone/Miczek, Nadja (2011): Performing Rituals in Virtual Worlds – A Contested Field. In: Grimes, Ronald/ Hüsken, Ute (Eds.): Ritual, Media and Conflict. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  5. Radde-Antweiler, Kerstin (2010): ‘Study the Ritual not the Belief?’ Ritualtheoretische Analysen alttestamentlicher Texte. In: Die Welt des Orients 39 (2009), 234–246.
  6. Radde-Antweiler, Kerstin (2010): Wedding Design Online: Transfer and Transformation of Ritual Elements in the Context of Wedding Rituals. In: Brosius, Christiane/Hüsken, Ute (Eds.): Ritual Matters. London: Routledge, 328-353.
  7. Radde-Antweiler, Kerstin (Ed.) (2008): Virtual Worlds. Research Perspectives from Cultural Studies [online – Heidelberg Journal of Religions on the Internet Vol 3:].
  8. Radde-Antweiler, Kerstin (2008): A Religious and Ritual Topography of Second Life. In: Virtual Worlds. Research Perspectives from Cultural Studies, 3(2009) [online – Heidelberg Journal of Religions on the Internet:].
  9. Radde-Antweiler, Kerstin (2007): Cyber-Rituals in Virtual Worlds. Wedding-Online in Second Life. In: Masaryk University Journal of Law and Technology, 1(2).
  10. Radde-Antweiler, Kerstin (Ed.) (2006): Rituals Online and Online Religion. 2(2006) [online – Heidelberg Journal of Religions on the Internet:].
  • Marta Kołodziejska, Łukasz Fajfer, Dorota Hall, Kerstin Radde-Antweiler (2023). Religious media settlers in times of deep mediatization. Religion.
  • Radde-Antweiler, Kerstin (2022). Embodiment. Digital religion, 103-122. London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis, 2022 : .
  • Radde-Antweiler, Kerstin, Grünenthal, Hannah (2022). Investigating media appropriation: photo elicitation as a tool for collecting data from the media repertoire. Mediatisierung religiöser Kultur, 259-273. Leipzig : Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2022 : .
  • Kenngott, Eva-Maria, Radde-Antweiler, Kerstin (2022). Medienanalyse im religionskundlichen Unterricht?: Ritualmord im Kontext von Verschwörungstheorien. Zeitschrift für Religionskunde, 10, 134-148. Freiburg, 2015 : .
  • Radde-Antweiler, Kerstin, Zeiler, Xenia (2021). The Routledge handbook of religion and journalism, xv, 441 Seiten. Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge.
  • Radde-Antweiler, Kerstin, Grünenthal, Hannah (2020). ‘New Possibilities for Carrying out their Ministry to and for the Word of God’? The Roman Catholic Church as a Religious Organisation in Times of Deep Mediatisation. Ecclesial practices. Leiden : Brill, 2014 : .
  • Grieve, Gregory Price, Radde-Antweiler, Kerstin, Zeiler, Xenia (2020). Paradise Lost: Value Formations as an Analytical Concept for the Study of Gamevironments. Gamevironments, 12, 77-113. Bremen, 2014 : .
  • Radde-Antweiler, Kerstin (2019). Religion as communicative figurations: analyzing religion in times of deep mediatization. Mediatized religion in Asia. London : Routledge, 2019 : .
  • Radde-Antweiler, Kerstin, Zeiler, Xenia (2019). Mediatized religion in Asia: studies on digital media and religion, xv, 231 Seiten. London : Routledge.
  • Radde-Antweiler, Kerstin (2018). "Virtual religion": an approach to a religious and ritual topography of Second Life. Mapping the rise of the study of religious practice onlinell. London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018 : .