Second book (Habilitation)

diss_aufbruecheMy second book develops a dogmatic perspective on dying, death and finitude and on consequences for theological anthropology. Based on classical dogmatic approaches to these questions (Karl Barth, Karl Rahner, Helmut Thielicke, Eberhard Jüngel), the work asks for new perspectives beyond these thinkers and tries to gain new insights from various lines of discussion in European and American traditions.
I am arguing for a realistic anthropology and I am introducing the notion and a multi-faceted concept of Vulnerability as a core category for such a realistic anthropology.
The book will be published in German in spring 2016: Der verwundbare Mensch. Sterben, Tod und Endlichkeit im Horizont einer realistischen Anthropologie. It is published in the series „Dogmatik in der Moderne“ with Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen.

From August to October 2013 I spent a research leave as Visiting Scholar, hosted by the Martin Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion of the University of Chicago.

an der Divinity School der University of Chicago

in front of the Divinity School, University of Chicago

Disciples Divinity House of the University of Chicago

Chicago von Hyde Park aus

Chicago seen from Hyde Park