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Research groups

Most of our researchers are organized in research groups. Every third year research groups can apply to become "faculty level research groups". The current faculty level research groups have been appointed for the period 01.07.2019-31.06.2022.

Faculty level research groups

Interreligious Studies and Islamic theology

Studies and research in the field of Interreligious Studies focus on the relation between different religions and world views – varying from conflict to dialogue – in the wider perspective of religion and society. 

New Testament and Early Christian Studies

Who were the first Christians? What did they think and write? How did they live, and what do their perspectives mean for us today? These and many other questions are posed in the research group New Testament and Early Christian Studies.

Systematic theology

Research in Systematic Theology concerns the central questions of Christian faith in our multi-religious and globalising world. Moreover, it discusses appropriate methods for a critical and self-critical Christian theology for the benefit of its three major publics, i.e. church, society, and academy