Hansjörg Schmid is director of the University of Freiburg’s Swiss Center for Islam and Society. His research interests include hermeneutic questions of interreligious ethics, political ethics, Christian-Muslim relations in the European context, and religions in public space. Since 2012, he has also been a lecturer in Christian social ethics at the University of Munich. He previously was director of interreligious dialogue at the Academy of the Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart.
His publications include Islam in the European House. Towards an Interreligious Social Ethics (2013) and Church and Umma: The Community of Believers in Christianity and Islam (2014). He is also editor of the eight-volume book series Theologisches Forum Christentum – Islam.
Schmid studied Catholic theology at Freiburg, Jerusalem, and Basle, receiving his Ph.D. in New Testament studies in 2002. In 2010 and 2011 he completed his habilitation thesis on the relationship of religion, state, and society as seen by contemporary European Muslim authors and Catholic social ethics.
Citizenship, migration and religion: an ethical dialogue based on the Christian faith
Migration is undoubtedly one of the most obvious and urgent realities we encounter. It is true that societies are becoming increasingly multicultural. To deal with this situation, it is necessary t...
Islam in the European Home: Towards an Interreligious Social Ethic.
Presentation by the publisher The integration of Islam in Western European immigration countries presupposes an understanding of the fundamental issues of coexistence. The relationship between reli...
Islam is charity: the foundations of a modern religion
Pour la première fois dans l’espace germanophone : une théologie islamique contemporaine. Mouhanad Khorchide montre comment l’Islam peut se forger lui-même une conception de lui-même qui marque un ...
Sharia – the misunderstood God: the way to a modern Islamic ethic
Presentation of the publisher Few terms refer to Islam as “sharia”. Mouhanad Khorchide, exploring new foundations of an Islamic theology (“Islam is mercy”) and in a renewed ...
Christians and Muslims: Similarities and Diversity
Publisher Overview Throughout the ages, the Qur’an, the “sacred book”, has often been presented in a polemical form vis-à-vis Jews and Christians, which has given rise to an initi...