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Forschungsbereich Religion und Politik - Lehrstuhl für Praktische Theologie und Religionspädagogik

   

 

Program on Religion and Politics

 
 

Forschungsbereich Religion und Politik (FRP)
Program on Religion, Politics and Economics

 
 
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  • Prof. Dr. Dietrich Benner

   
(Faculty of Arts and Humanities IV, Institute for Education Studies)

Dietrich Benner has held the Professorship for General Educational Studies at the Institute for Educational Studies at the Humboldt-University of Berlin since 1991. Study of philosophy, paedagogics, German and history at the Universities of Bonn and Vienna . Habilitation in 1970 in Educational Studies at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Bonn . Principal research interests include Systematic Paedagogics, Theory of Education, General Didactics and Curriculum Theory.

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  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Feldtkeller

   
(Faculty of Theology, Department for the Study of Religions, Mission and Ecumenism)

Andreas Feldtkeller has held the Professorship for the Study of Religion, Mission , and Ecumenism at the Faculty of Theology at the Humboldt-University of Berlin since 1999. Study of protestant theology in Munich , Heidelberg , Tübingen, and Jerusalem . Habilitation at Heidelberg University in 1996. Principal research interests include the study of the coexistence of different religions and cultures, Arab Christians and Muslims in the West Bank and Syrian Christianity.

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  • Dr. Karsten Fischer

   
(Faculty of Arts and Humanities III, Institute for Social Sciences)

Karsten Fischer has been an Assistant in the Department of the Theory of Politics and the History of Ideas at the Institute for Social Sciences at the Humboldt-University of Berlin since 2003. Study of politics, philosophy and public international law at the Friedrich-Wilhelm-University of Bonn and the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-University of Frankfurt/Main. Habilitation in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the Humboldt-University of Berlin in 2006. Principal research interests include fundamentalism, history of political ideas, history and future of the state, and theories of power.

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  • Prof. Dr. Peter Heine

   
(Faculty of Arts and Humanities III, Institute for Asian/African Studies)

Peter Heine has held the Professorship for Islamic Studies of the Non-Arabic Areas at the Humboldt-University of Berlin since 1994. Study of Islamic Studies, philosophy and ethnology in Münster and Baghdad ; Habilitation in Islamic Studies at the Univesity of Münster 1978. Principal research interests include Islam in Germany , Islam on the Indian sub-continent, history of Islamic culture and the Sunnite-Shiite conflict.

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  • Prof. Dr. Vincent J.H. Houben

   
(Faculty of Arts and Humanities III, Institute for Asian/African Studies)

Vincent Houben has held a professorship at the Institute for Asian/African Studies at the Humboldt-University of Berlin since 2001. Study of modern history with focus on Indonesia , Indonesian and Javanese as minors. Principal research interests include the Study of Southeast Asia, Indonesian and the development of Vietnam .

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  • Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Müller

   
(Faculty of Arts and Humanities III, Institute for Social Sciences)

Hans-Peter Müller has held the Professorship for General Sociology at the Humboldt-University of Berlin since 1992. Study of economics and social sciences at the University of Augsburg ; Habilitation at the faculty of Social- and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Heidelberg . Principal research interests include classical and modern social theory, social structure and social inequalities, political sociology, and cultural sociology.

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  • Prof. Dr. H. Herfried Münkler

   
(Faculty of Arts and Humanities III, Institute for Social Sciences)

Herfried Münkler has held the Professorship for Theory of Politics at the Institute for Social Sciences at the Humboldt-University of Berlin since 1992. Study of politics, German and philosophy at the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University of Frankfurt/Main; habilitation at the University of Frankfurt/Main in 1987. Principal research interests include history of political ideas, theory and history of war, political myths, and ‘public welfare and public spirit’.

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  • Prof. Dr. Dr. Nils Ole Oermann

   
(Professor for ethics of sustainability, Leuphana University, Lüneburg)

Dr. Dr. Nils Ole Oermann was teaching systematic theology (ethics and dogmatics) at Humboldt University in Berlin , and, from 2004 to 2007, served as the personal advisor and speechwriter for Professor Horst Köhler, ninth president of the Federal Republic of Germany. Oermann earned a M.A. in theology at the University of Leipzig (1997), a Ph.D in modern history at Oxford University (Colonial History, 1998), a Ph.D in theology at the University of Leipzig (Church and State Law, 1999), a master of public administration at Harvard University (2003), and a J.D. from the University of Hamburg/Hanseatic High Court (2004). From 1999-2001, Oermann worked as a management consultant with The Boston Consulting Group in Australia/New Zealand. From 2002-2004, Oermann served as a foreign policy advisor to Wolfgang Schäuble, M.P., German Parliament, Berlin (Foreign and Defense Policy, Transatlantic Relations), and, since 2003, is an assistant minister for a Lutheran congregation in the Church of Berlin-Brandenburg. In 2006, Oermann submitted his Habilitationsschrift (postdoctoral lecture qualification) in business ethics. The Habilitation is based on two years of postgraduate research projects and papers at Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). As part of his research, Oermann has collaborated with Jeffrey Sachs, Samuel Huntington and Noam Chomsky. In 2007, he became the adviser of the First German Islam Conference. Oermann was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship (1996-1998) for Germany at the University of Oxford . He also was selected as scholar of the Study Foundation of the German Nation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes) and a McCloy Scholar at Harvard. In 2009 he was appointed as professor for ethics of sustainability and vice-president of the Leuphana University in Lüneburg.


   
  • Dr. Dagmar Pruin

   
(Faculty of Theology, Department for Old Testament Studies)

Dagmar Pruin holds a research and teaching position in the Department for Old Testament Studies of the Faculty of Theology at the Humboldt-University of Berlin . Study of theology in Hamburg , Göttingen and Berlin ; of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem . PhD at the Humoldt-University of Berlin in 2003. Principal research interests include Christian-Jewish dialogue in Germany , religion and politics in Germany and the USA .

   
  • Prof. Dr. Rolf Schieder

   
(Faculty of Theology, Department Practical Theology/ Religion and Paedagogics)

Rolf Schieder has held the Professorship for Practical Theology and Religious Education at the Faculty of Theology at the Humboldt-University of Berlin since 2002. Spokesperson of the Program on Religion and Politics. Study of protestant theology in Neuendettelsau, Göttingen and Munich ; Habilitation in practical theology at the Faculty of Theology at the Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich. Principal research interests include religion in Germany , religious dimensions of political culture, religion in the USA , Religious Education, and pastoral care.

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  • Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schlink

   
(Faculty of Law, Chair for Public Law and Philosophy of Law)

Bernhard Schlink has held the Chair for Public Law and Philosophy of Law since 1992. Study of law at the University of Heidelberg and the Freie University of Berlin, habilitation in 1981. His current research interest is in the problem of proportionality in constitutional comparison.

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  • Dr. Henning Schluß

   
(Faculty of Arts and Humanities IV, Institute for Education Studies)

Henning Schluß has been an Assistant in the Department for General Education Studies at the Humboldt-University of Berlin since 2003. Study at Paulinum Theological Seminary, Berlin , and of educational studies and theology at the Humboldt-University of Berlin . PhD at the Humboldt-University in 2003. Principal research interests include education in the GDR, curriculum development in the new Länder, religion and education.

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  • Prof. Dr. Richard Schröder

   
(Faculty of Theology, Department for Systematic Theology)

Richard Schröder has held the Chair for Philosophy in Connection with Systematic Theology in the Faculty of Theology at the Humboldt-University of Berlin since 1990. Study of theology and philosophy at the Theological Seminaries of Naumburg and Berlin , habilitation at the Theological Seminary of Leipzig in 1991. Principal research interests include theories of democracy, ancient philosophy, metaphysics, religion and ethics, Europe and Christianity.

   
  • Dr. Catherina Wenzel

   
(Faculty of Theology, Department for the Study of Religions, Mission and Ecumenism)

Catherina Wenzel has been an Assistant in the Department for the Study of Religion, Mission , and Ecumenism at the Humboldt-University of Berlin since 2002. Study of theology at the Section of Theology at the Humboldt-University of Berlin , PhD in Berlin in 1997. Principal research interests include the life and works of Liselotte Richter, Christian-Islamic dialogue, and the relationship between Christians and Muslims in Iran .

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  • Dr. Dr. Joachim Willems

   
(Faculty of Theology, Department Practical Theology/ Religion and Paedagogics)

Joachim Willems has held a research and teaching position at the Chair of Practical Theology at the Humboldt-University of Berlin since 2003. Study of protestant theology (and temporarily music) in Neuendettelsau, Bonn and Hamburg ; PhD at the University of Hamburg in 2003. Principal research interests include Religious Education in Russia , interreligiousness and interculturality in Religious Education, educational standards and quality assurance in Religious Education.

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  • Prof. Dr. Johannes Zachhuber

   

Johannes Zachhuber has been Fellow of Trinity College and Lecturer in Modern Theology at Oxford University since 2005. Study of theology in Rostock and Berlin , MSt and DPhil at Oxford University (1995, 1997). Principal research interests include philosophy of religion, philosophy and theology in late antiquity and their reception, history of 19 th century theology, political theology, and ethics.

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