Project presentation

RGKW is an interdisciplinary centre of research based at the Faculty of Catholic Theology (Innsbruck). It conducts fundamental research in the field of religion-communication-violence-world order and particularly focusses on the relevance of revelation and (ecclesiastical) practice today in communication with other religions and “Weltanschauungen” in a plural society. Guided by a common topic (since 2014: Pope Francis and his reform process) the members of the group contribute from their respective main research areas.

Affiliated university of the research group - Country
University of Innsbruck / Austria
Research approach and methodology / Research area

Two main approaches:

  1. Dramatic Theology
  2. Communicative Theology

Concerning Islam there are currently the following areas of research within RGKW:

  1. Developing a possible Christian approach towards Muhammad being a prophet
  2. Divine attributes from a Christian – Jewish – Muslim perspective
  3. Islam and the secular / Islam in a secular Europe
  4. Developing an interreligious model of religious education: a cooperation between the Institutes of Catholic Religious Education and Islamic Religious Education at the University of Innsbruck
Research group leader
NEULINGER Michaela Johanna : michaela.neulinger@uibk.ac.at
Working language of the group
German (and English)