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Wolfgang Palaver

Wolfgang Palaver is Professor of Catholic Social Thought at the University of Innsbruck, Austria (where he was also Dean of the Faculty of Catholic Theology from 2013 until 2017).

From 2007 to 2011, he was president of the “Colloquium on Violence and Religion” and in 2016, he became an honorary member of its board. He has published books and articles on violence and religion, Thomas Hobbes, Carl Schmitt, Simone Weil, and René Girard. His most recent English book is René Girard’s Mimetic Theory (Michigan State University Press, 2013). He is the co-editor of Passions in Economy, Politics, and the Media (LIT, 2005), The European Wars of Religion (Routledge, 2016), The Palgrave Handbook of Mimetic Theory and Religion (Palgrave, 2017), and Mimetic Theory and World Religions (Michigan State University Press, 2018).

 

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Universität Innsbruck - Austria

Religion – Violence – Communication – World Order (Innsbruck)

RGKW (Religion-Gewalt-Kommunikation-Weltordnung) 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: […]

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