Orthodox ethics and theories of the gift

Dr. Maria Hämmerli is a scholar of Religious Studies, specialized in Orthodox Christianity. With a PhD obtained at the UniFr, her research expertise spans a variety of topics, from the sociology and history of Orthodox migrations to Western Europe and Orthodox diaspora issues, to Orthodox identity and the relationship between Orthodoxy, ethnicity and nationalism. She is currently collaborating with the Religious Studies department of the University of Erfurt (Germany), working on developing an “Orthodox ethic”, combining Max Weber’s approach in his “Protestant ethic”, social-anthropological theories of the gift as well as specific aspects of Orthodox theology.