You are here: Home About People Dr. Matthew Robinson, PhD

Dr. Matthew Robinson, PhD


Research Associate in Practical Theology & Postdoc Fellow at the Institute for Hermeneutics Bonn

 Also responsible for the development of the area for Intercultural Theology






!!For Students - New Bibliography!!  
"Lern- und Rechercheressourcen im Fachbereich Interkulturelle Theologie und Religionswissenschaft"
(English version in preparation)

My research and teaching focus on theology in relation to social practices. Using historical, digital humanities, and qualitative methods, and giving particular attention to intercultural perspectives, I critically analyze religious knowledge production as lived and as institutionalized.  As such, my work is comparative and ecumenical in practice and sociological in orientation.

An der Schlosskirche 2-4
Room 2.006
Tel.: 0228/ 73-7674
Email: [Email protection active, please enable JavaScript.]

Office Hours: Please email for an appointment over zoom.



Current and Recent Projects

  • G_NET (Global Network for Excellence in Theology), is a flexible network of cooperations in theological research with transcultural interests, including:

    1. The "What Does Theology Do, Actually?" (WDTD) Project

    2. Cooperations with the European Society for Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies

    3. High-level interreligious and intercultural research seminars (The first of these, "The Neighbor", will be offered in Sommer Semester 2021.)

    4. Besuche von Gastwissenschaftler*innen wie im Jahr 2020-2021 Dr. Ikenna Paschal Okpaleke

  • Friendship in Modernity and the Present. Religion, Society, and Politics. This interdisciplinary project is supported by an Argelander PostDoc Plus grant. Related publications (listed below) include the book Beyond Tolerance, the article "Fake Friends", and the chapter "Das Protestantische Freundschaftsideal". 

  • Ecumenism, Power, and Intercultural Practice: In the Case of Ethiopia (in co-operation with Eberhard Hauschildt and Andrew D. DeCort; 2018-2019). Related publication (listed below): Pastoraltheologie Special Issue "Theologie praktisch und transkulturell."


    Document Actions