Werner G. Jeanrond

Professor - Fagseksjonen
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Phone +47 22850320
Visiting address Blindernveien 9 Domus Theologica 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1023 Blindern 0315 OSLO

Academic interests

Christian theology in a global age; the question of God; theology as a relational discipline; theology of love; reasons to hope; faith in multicultural contexts; ecclesiology; political theology; religion, transcendence and transformation.

Courses taught

Employment History

  • Professor of Systematic Theology (Dogmatics), University of Oslo (2018-)
  • Master of St Benet’s Hall and Professor of Theology, University of Oxford (2012-18)
  • Professor of Divinity, University of Glasgow (2008-12)
  • Professor of Systematic Theology, University of Lund (1995-2007)
  • Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Fellow of Trinity College Dublin (1981-94)

International Lectures

  • Visiting Professorships at the Universities of Chicago, Regensburg, Riga, Uppsala, Gothenburg, Glasgow, Copenhagen, and at the Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel
  • Research Fellowship (full time) at the Danish Institute for Advanced Studies
    in the Humanities (2002-3)
  • Invited lectures at many universities throughout Europe, North America, and Asia
  • Fulbright Fellowship at the University of Chicago (1979-81)
  • Member of the Swedish Royal Society of Letters, Lund (1995)
  • Member of Vetenskapssocieteten at Lund (1995)
  • Special Lectures:
    • Waldenström Lectures, Stockholm School of Theology 1993
    • Wesley Lectures, Methodist College Gothenburg 1996
    • Donellan Lectures, Trinity College Dublin 2001
    • Robertson Lecture, University of Glasgow 2004
    • Aquinas Lecture, Strathclyde University Glasgow 2010
    • Gonzaga Lecture, Glasgow 2011
    • Hulsean Sermon, University of Cambridge 2016
    • Croall Lectures, University of Edinburgh 2017
    • Candlemas Lecture, Boston College 2019

Editorial Appointments 

Hermathena (1988-)

CONCILIUM. Member of the Board of Directors (1991-2001); Member of the Scientific Committee (2001-)

Svensk Teologisk Kvartalskrift (1994-2008), editor 1997-2002; 2005

Journal of the American Academy of Religion (1994-98)

Biblical Interpretation (1991-2011)

The Scottish Journal of Theology (2001-05)

Neue Zeitschrift für Systematische Theologie und Religionsphilosophie (2009-)

Dinbilimleri-Turkish Journal of Religious Studies (2009-)

Irish Theological Quarterly (2011-)

Theological Studies (2015-)


  • Elected member of the Swedish Research Council (2001-3)
  • Elected member of the Nordic Research Council for the Humanities (2001-3)
Tags: Systematic Theology
Published Sep. 27, 2018 10:01 AM - Last modified Nov. 5, 2020 10:13 AM

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