Research Profile

The centre's research focus lies on the intersection of faith, church, and society and aims to contribute to a fruitful relationship between these areas. Correspondingly, its projects aim to contribute to a "public theology" and "cultural witness", given the relevance of theology for societal issues and the relevance of societal questions for theological reflection.

In addition to critical theological research on the role of religion and specifically the Christian faith in the various public spheres of plural societies, the centre carries out practice-related projects to engage academic theology with social and pastoral fields of action. In the centre's research activities, interdisciplinary, interdenominational and interreligious approaches complement each other.

Characteristic for the centre are numerous international cooperations brought together around a theologically reflected renewal of the faith, church and society against the background of worldwide ecumenism.


Currently, the centre pursues four thematic priorities, which are being developed with a view on research, education & training, and public communication work:

  1. Contesting Computer Anthropologies. Theology & Technology in the Digital Age

  2. Public Theology & Cultural Witness

  3. Ecclesiologies for the Future

  4. Religion Matters. On the Significance of Religion in Global Issues.



Series: Glaube & Gesellschaft

The series Glaube & Gesellschaft (Faith & Society) (= G&G) is a sub-series of the Studia Oecumenica Friburgensia (SOF) and serves the publication and dissemination of the theological concerns of the Centre for Faith & Society. Selected monographs as well as anthologies resulting from the study days on theological and societal renewal are published. All books can be ordered online (Verlag Aschendorff, Exlibris, Amazon) or directly at the Centre for Faith & Society (contact:


Further publications

Here are other publications by our staff. A list of published articles or contributions can be found in the personal profiles of each staff member.