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

University Assistant at the Institute of Systematic Theology - University of Innsbruck.
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Working language of the group
German (and English)