IAHR Congresses & Conferences
The IAHR Quinquennial World Congresses constitute milestones in the history of the IAHR and the international study of religion, and in addition, the IAHR Special and Regional Conferences help promote and support the scientific study of religions in various countries and regions around the world.
In Memoriam: IAHR Honorary Life Member R. J. Zwi Werblowsky (1924-2015)
The IAHR Executive Committee has received the sad news that Prof. Raphael Jehuda Zwi Werblowsky, born in Frankfurt, Germany, 1924, passed away July 9, in his Jerusalem home.
Zwi Werblowsky, who served the IAHR as editor of NVMEN, as Secretary-General (1975-1985) and as Vice-President (1985-1995), is beyond doubt one of the most influential figures in the history and development of the IAHR. His famous "Marburg - and After?" (NVMEN 7, Fasc. 2, Dec. 1960, 215-220) constitutes what has been called, respectively, a watershed, a landmark or a milestone in the debates on the identity of the IAHR and the academic, non-confessional study of religion.
On behalf of the Executive Committee, the IAHR President, Prof. Rosalind I.J. Hackett and General Secretary, Prof. Tim Jensen, want to express our gratitude for the invaluable contribution by R. J. Zwi Werblowsky to the study of religions and to the IAHR, as well as to extend heartfelt sympathy with everybody close to Zwi Werblowsky.
An obituary by his successor in the Martin Buber Chair at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Prof. G. G. Stroumsa, will be published in NVMEN as soon as possible.
Rosalind I.J. Hackett and Tim Jensen