Pluriel

University platform for research on Islam

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of European
Catholic
Universities

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the International
Federation
of Catholic
Universities

Dirk Ansorge

Born in 1960 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Dirk Ansorge has held the chair of dogmatics and the history of dogma at the Sankt-Georgen Faculty of Philosophy and Theology in Frankfurt since 2012. At the same time, he runs the Cardinal Alois Grillmeier Institute for the History of Dogma, Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue, and directs the Albertus Magnus scholarship programme. Since January 2023, he has chaired the Association of Catholic Theology Teachers.

His academic career began at the Ruhr University in Bochum, where he studied Catholic theology and philosophy. He then spent an ecumenical year in Jerusalem, supported by a DAAD scholarship, before immersing himself in the study of Catholic theology at the Université des Sciences Humaines in Strasbourg.

Dirk Ansorge’s passion for the dialogue between faith and reason led him to undertake doctoral research. In 1993, he obtained his doctorate in Catholic theology with a study of the Carolingian theologian Johannes Scottus Eriugena. Ses travaux sont reconnus par le Prix Karl Rahner de l’Université d’Innsbruck.

His academic career has taken him to teaching and research posts throughout Germany and Europe, working in particular on Christology, ecclesiology, the theology of creation and the sacraments.

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Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Sankt Georgen - Germany

Catholic Theology in dialogue with Islam (Frankfurt)

Catholic theology in Europe is increasingly confronted with the questions and criticisms of Muslim intellectuals who, in particular, point out the convergences between the two religions. The research project aims to perceive this new context of theology, to analyse it carefully, and to reformulate the potentials of the Christian tradition.

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Kircher Network - Spain

Jesuit Conference of European Provincials - Belgique

HEST Cluster: Christian-Muslim Relations (Europe)

Higher Education for Social Transformation (HEST) programme aims to bring Higher Education institutions and Social Centres of the Society of Jesus in Europe together so that they can contribute to the real changes our societies need by developing sound research. The topic on Christian Muslim Relations gathers a cluster of Jesuit Higher Education Institutions working […]

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