Welcome at the Centre for Intercultural Theology and Study of Religions
The Centre for Intercultural Theology and Study of Religions reflects the complex relations between cultures, religions and identities in a global world from the perspectives of (intercultural) theology, and philosophy, religious and cultural studies, social sciences and critical development studies.
Intercultural Theology reflects the understanding and transformation of Christian faith in different societies and cultural traditions (contextual theology), the methods and principles of doing theology in a global world (intercultural theological epistemology), the relations between different religious traditions (comparative theology) and the challenge of other religions for the self-understanding of Christianity (theology of religions).
Religious Studies deals with religions, spiritualities and worldviews as a cultural science. It analyses texts, rituals, media, objects, history, spaces, aesthetics, economics, conflicts as well as learning and dialogue processes of individuals and society. Religious Studies also examines changes due to migration, pluralization and global dynamics in the context of religious identity.
Head of the Centre
Univ.-Prof. DDr. Franz Gmainer-Pranzl
Deputy Head of the Centre
Assoz. Prof. Dr. Martin Rötting