Systematic Theology and Hermeneutics

The subdepartment is led by Prof. Dr Cornelia Richter, Professor of Systematic Theology in Bonn since 2012.
Talking about God? Creation and climate change? What is the human being? Sin, guilt and reconcilitation? Rethinking church? Talking about death and ressurection? Dogmatics is thinking about the core sentences of Christian faith, understanding their "life story" and situational polyvalence. Important are ideas and concepts, premises and conclusions, theories and courses of action: These can be understood, methodically correct, through Hermeneutics and Philosophy of Religion. In art, music and examples from the pastoral praxis, the theories are shown clearly.
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Publications & Teaching

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Resilience in Religion and Spirituality

The research project is a cooperation among theology, philosophy, theological ethics / moral psychology, psychosomatic medicine and psychotherapy, palliative medicine, and spiritual care. It investigates resilience in relationship to what is described in discussions concerning health and health care as the “religious and spiritual dimension” of human life.

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Neues Vorstellungsvideos des interdisziplinären DFG-Projekts mit Beteiligung des Lehrstuhls für (Sozial-)Ethik

Interview mit Matthias Braun im Noema Magazin

Im Noema Magazin ist jüngst ein Artikel zum Thema digitale Zwillinge erschienen – Prof. Dr. Matthias Braun war zum Interview eingeladen

Resilienzforschung in den Medien

Prof. Dr. Cornelia Richter im Gespräch mit Spiegel Wissen und dem NDR

Bessere Schlaganfalltherapie durch Digitale Zwillinge

Europäische Union fördert internationales Projekt mit mehr als zehn Millionen Euro – auch der Lehrstuhl für (Sozial-)Ethik ist beteiligt


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