Staff of the department of Systematic Theology

Department of Systematic Theology


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gregor Maria Hoff
fundamental theology and ecumenical theology

Univ.-Prof. DDr. Franz Gmainer-Pranzl
Vice chair
Director of the Centre for Interucltural Theology and Study of Religions

Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Alois Halbmayr
Dean of the Faculty of Catholic Theology

Assoz. Prof. Dr. Martin Rötting
Director Religious Studies

Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ulrich Winkler [ † 27.01.2021 ]
Deputy Director of the Centre for Intercultural Theology and Study of Religions, dogmatics

Assoz. Prof. Dr. Martin Dürnberger
fundamental theology and ecumenical theology

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr.habil. Hans-Joachim Sander


office staff:

Judith Falch

Ursula Kaserbacher

Marina Pinheiro Teixeira

Bianca Ecker-Schnugg (currently on maternity leave)



Student assistants:

Elena Haider

Project staff:

Dr. Christian Hackbarth-Johnson
fwf-project P_29003

Geetinder Garewal
fwf-project P_29003

retired professors:

Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Josef Außermair
ecumenical theology and fundamental theology

em. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gottfried Bachl [ † 23.05.2020 ]

em. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Werner Mödlhammer [ † 7.11.2017 ]
ecumenical theology and fundamental theology

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. Claude Ozankom
intercultural theology and study of religions

Centre for Intercultural Theology and Study of Religions

full members:

Univ.-Prof. DDr. Franz Gmainer-Pranzl

Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ulrich Winkler [ † 27.01.2021 ]
Deputy Director

Assoz. Prof. Dr. Martin Rötting
Director Religious Studies

Dr. Christian Hackbarth-Johnson
(FWF Bettina Bäumer)

Geetinder Garewal
(FWF Bettina Bäumer/Chandigarh, Indien)


further members:

Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Emmanuel J. Bauer OSB

Assoz.-Prof. Dr. Roland Cerny-Werner
biblical studies and ecclesiastical history

Univ. Prof. Dr. Gregor Maria Hoff
fundamental theology and ecumenical theology

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Angelika Walser
practical theology

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Alexander Zerfaß
liturgics and sacramental theology

cooperative members:

Prof. Dr. Dr. Mariano Delgado (Fribourgh - Switzerland)
Ass.-Prof. Dr. Judith Gruber (Leuven - Belgium)
Prof. Dr. Norbert Hintersteiner (Münster - Germany)
Mag. Matthias Hohla (Salzburg - Austria)
Prof. Dr. Claudia Jahnel (Bochum - Germany)
Prof. Dr. Anja Middelbeck-Varwick (Frankfurt am Main - Germany)
Dr. Rodrigue Naortangar SJ (Abidjan - Côte d’Ivoire)
Prof. Dr. Andreas Nehring (Erlangen-Nürnberg - Germany)
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Susanne Plietzsch (Salzburg - Austria)
Dr. Andreas Renz (Munich - Germany)
Dr. Sigrid Rettenbacher (Innsbruck - Austria)
Dr. Carola Roloff (Hamburg - Germany)
Prof. Dr. Barbara Schellhammer (Munich - Germany)
Dr. Julia Schöneberg (Kassel - Germany)


scientific advisors:

Dr. John Obinna Agbakwuo (Nigeria – West Africa)
Dr. Bettina Bäumer (Varanasi – India)
Prof. Dr. Margit Eckholt (Osnabrück - Germany)
Dr. Josef Estermann (Luzern - Switzerland)
Dr. Karin Fischer (Linz - Austria)
PD Dr. Esther-Maria Guggenmoos (Nürnberg - Germany)
Prof. Dr. Hans Hermann Henrix (Aachen – Germany)
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Klaus Hock (Rostock – Germany)
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Martin Jäggle (Vienna – Austria)
Prof. Dr. Gritt Klinkhammer (Bremen - Germany)
HS-Prof. Dr. Anne Koch  (Linz - Austria)
Dr. Martin Maier SJ (Brussels – Belgium)
Univ.-Prof. Dr. John D’Arcy May (Dublin – Ireland)
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ömer Özsoy (Frankfurt am Main – Germany)
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Perry Schmidt-Leukel (Münster –  Germany)  
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Robert Schreiter CPPS (Chicago –  USA)
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Klaus von Stosch (Paderborn – Germany)
Univ.-Prof. DDr. Franz Winter (Graz – Austria)

external lecturers:

external lecturers

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