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Innsbruck / Michaela Quast-Neulinger appointed full professor in fundamental theology and religious studies

Pluriel congratulates Michaela Quast-Neulinger on her new professorship. Michaela has been very involved in the development of our platform since its inception and is a member of the coordination committee.

Starting on September, 1, 2022, Michaela Quast-Neulinger became the new Tenure Track Professor for Fundamental Theology and Religious Studies at the Faculty of Catholic Theology in Innsbruck. Michaela Quast-Neulinger has an MA in Catholic Theology (Salzburg) and Islamic Studies (Birmingham). She received her PhD in Catholic Theology (Innsbruck) with a thesis on Talal Asad and the possibility of a “political theology of vulnerability” which would pave the way for a positive contribution of religions to the common good in a secular-plural age. Her current research focuses on the interaction of Jewish-Christian-Muslim responses to the epistemic transformations of the “long 19th century”, including intensive reflections of what (religious) authority, tradition and knowledge could mean in an age of shattered orders. The heated debates about sex, gender, family and the (il-) legitimate function of religion in the construction of the social order are an epicenter of these conflicts. Their rigorous comparative study is of serious historical, theological and contemporary interest. Besides, Dr Quast-Neulinger works on re-readings of Mary in dialogue with Maryam and continuously reflects on the future of theology in interaction with religions and society.

Most recent publications include:

Quast-Neulinger, Michaela / Bauer, Christian / Eckholt, Margit / Gmainer-Pranzl, Franz (eds.), Mit dem Herzen denken. Konturen einer leidenschaftlichen Theologie der Welt. (=FS Roman Siebenrock), Freiburg: Herder, 2022.

Quast-Neulinger, Michaela, Kränkung – Demütigung – Würde. Eine theo-politische Relecture Marias im Licht von Hannah Arendts Vita Activa. In: Teuchert, Lisanne / Christoffersen, Mikkel Gabriel / Dietz, Dennis (eds.), Verletzt fühlen. Systematisch-theologische Perspektiven auf den Zusammenhang von Verletzung und Emotion. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2022, 87–109.

Quast-Neulinger, Michaela, Saving Nation, Faith and Family. Yoram Hazony’s National Conservativism and Its Theo-Political Mission. Religions 12,12 (2021) 1091. (https://doi.org/10.3390/rel12121091)


In 2018, Michaela Quast Neulinger gave a lecture at the 2nd Pluriel Congress in Rome on her comparative study of the discourses of Talal Asad and Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im.

Pluriel félicite Michaela Quast-Neulinger pour son nouveau titre de professeur. Michaela est très impliquée dans le développement de notre plateforme depuis ses débuts et est membre du comité de coordination.

Depuis le 1er septembre 2022, Michaela Quast-Neulinger est la nouvelle professeure titulaire de théologie fondamentale et d’études religieuses à la faculté de théologie catholique d’Innsbruck. Michaela Quast-Neulinger est titulaire d’une maîtrise en théologie catholique (Salzbourg) et en études islamiques (Birmingham). Elle a obtenu son doctorat en théologie catholique (Innsbruck) avec une thèse sur Talal Asad et la possibilité d’une “théologie politique de la vulnérabilité” qui ouvrirait la voie à une contribution positive des religions au bien commun dans une ère séculaire-plurielle. Ses recherches actuelles se concentrent sur l’interaction des réponses juives-chrétiennes-musulmanes aux transformations épistémiques du “long 19e siècle”, y compris les réflexions intensives sur ce que l’autorité (religieuse), la tradition et la connaissance pourraient signifier à une époque d’ordres brisés. Les débats passionnés sur le sexe, le genre, la famille et la fonction (il-) légitime de la religion dans la construction de l’ordre social sont un épicentre de ces conflits. Leur étude comparative rigoureuse est d’un grand intérêt historique, théologique et contemporain. Par ailleurs, le Dr Quast-Neulinger travaille sur des relectures de Marie en dialogue avec Maryam et réfléchit continuellement à l’avenir de la théologie en interaction avec les religions et la société.

Parmi ses dernières publications :

Quast-Neulinger, Michaela / Bauer, Christian / Eckholt, Margit / Gmainer-Pranzl, Franz (eds.), Mit dem Herzen denken. Konturen einer leidenschaftlichen Theologie der Welt. (=FS Roman Siebenrock), Freiburg: Herder, 2022.

Quast-Neulinger, Michaela, Kränkung – Demütigung – Würde. Eine theo-politische Relecture Marias im Licht von Hannah Arendts Vita Activa. In: Teuchert, Lisanne / Christoffersen, Mikkel Gabriel / Dietz, Dennis (eds.), Verletzt fühlen. Systematisch-theologische Perspektiven auf den Zusammenhang von Verletzung und Emotion. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2022, 87–109.

Quast-Neulinger, Michaela, Saving Nation, Faith and Family. Yoram Hazony’s National Conservativism and Its Theo-Political Mission. Religions 12,12 (2021) 1091. (https://doi.org/10.3390/rel12121091)


En 2018, Michaela Quast Neulinger avait donné une conférence lors du 2nd congrès de Pluriel à Rome, sur son étude comparative des discours de Talal Asad et Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im.

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