Research Projects

Contesting Computer-Anthropologies

CCA engages the question of what it means to be human in the digital age in light of the emergence of new technologies like “artificial intelligence” and “artificial life”. CCA questions the dominant frame of mind of today, which tries to understand human beings in terms of a “computer-anthropology” and is thus prone to anthropomorphising digital technology.

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Religion Matters. On the Significance of Religion in Global Issues

Religion Matters. On the Significance of Religion in Global Issues is an interdisciplinary, interreligious book series (with Routledge Press) edited by Christine Schliesser (University of Zurich University / University of Fribourg, Switzerland), Ayse Kadayifci-Orellana (Georgetown University, USA) and Pauline Kollontai (York St. John University, UK). The volumes of this book series systematically examine the significance of religion on global issues as addressed by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Public Theology & Cultural Witness. Churches in Europe and the Challenge of Cultural Witness

Our time is characterized by a lack of a common vision for the future of European societies. As the COVID-19 pandemic slowly retreats, inspirations for a post-COVID world are found wanting. Brexit is one symptom of the waning cohesive powers of the Union of Values. Christianity, the (still) dominant religion in Europe, is on the retreat as Christian churches throughout Europe face a steady decline in membership, finances and moral authority.

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Der letzte Ketzer

 

In a church and local history movie and book project, the Schmidlin case is investigated in all its complexity, scientifically responsible and historically well-founded.

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Postevangelicals and the Future of the Christian Faith

The church is in an image crisis. The extremes dominate public perception. In the media, "evangelicals" are perceived as fundamentalist, narrow and dangerous. Post-evangelicals" want to break out of this narrowness. Will they succeed? With "Furcht & Zittern" we critically and self-critically explore living forms of Christian faith for today.

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Toward a Renewed Theological Culture 

The issue consists of the proceedings from an international and interdisciplinary colloquium hosted by the Collegium Emmaus in January 2021. The issue is dedicated to the ongoing debate about the current state of theology  and inquiries about the possibilities of “a renewed theological culture”.

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On the Significance of Religion in Global Issues. An Introduction.

“On the Significance of Religion in Global Issues. An Introduction” serves as the introductory volume of the Routledge series “Religion Matters – On the Significance of Religion in Global Issues” (eds. Christine Schliesser, Ayse S. Kadayifci-Orellana, Pauline Kollontai). Like the series “Religion Matters” itself, this introductory volume is prompted by the rising interest in the role of religion in the making of modern societies.

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Being human in the age of transhumanism

Herder-Verlag will publish a critical introduction to the thinking and practical implications of transhumanism from a Christian perspective in late 2022 / early 2023. The book is intended to be a further contribution to the theology of technology for the digital age.

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