Dr. Gregor Buss

Buber Fellow: 
2015
Tel: 
02-5880309
Room: 
325
Academic interests: 
  • intercultural philosophy and theology (esp. Africa)
  • interreligious dialogue
  • religion and secularization
  • faith and reason
  • ethics in Christianity and Judaism
  • global justice
  • Catholic Church and socialism
Current Projects: 

How flexible is the good? The controversy between moral universalism und relativism

Curriculum Vitae: 
  • 2017 – present: Guest lecturer at the Department for Comparative Religion and the History Department, Hebrew University Jerusalem
  • 2016 – present: Research fellow at the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace, Hebrew University Jerusalem
  • 2015 – present: Postdoctoral fellow at the Martin Buber Society of Fellows, Hebrew University Jerusalem
  • 2013 – 2015: Head of the Unit for Africa, Mission and Interreligious Dialogue, German Bishops’ Conference, Bonn
  • 2012 – 2013: Acting professor for Mission Studies and Theologies beyond Europe, University of Muenster
  • 2010 – 2013: Research associate, Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology Sankt Georgen, Frankfurt/Main
  • 2010: PhD in Catholic theology, Charles University Prague
  • 2009: Licentiate in Catholic theology, Charles University Prague
  • 2006: Teaching degree for secondary schools (religious education, English), University of Muenster
  • 2006: Diploma in Catholic theology, University of Muenster
Publications: 
Books
  • Katholische Priester und Staatssicherheit. Historischer Hintergrund und ethische Reflexion (= Catholic Priests and Stasi. Historical background and ethical reflection), Münster: Aschendorff 2017
  • (together with Klaus Fleischer et al.): Responses of the Catholic Church to HIV and AIDS in Africa: Lessons Learned, Bonn 2015
  • (together with Markus Luber): Neue Räume öffnen. Mission und Säkularisierungen weltweit (= Opening new rooms. Mission and secularizations worldwide), Regensburg: Pustet 2013
  • Identität – Religion – Moderne. Charles Taylors Kritik des säkularen Zeitalters in Auseinandersetzung mit Stanley Hauerwas und Jeffrey Stout (= Identity – Religion – Modernity. Charles Taylor’s criticism of the secular age in dialogue with Stanley Hauerwas and Jeffrey Stout), Muenster: Lit 2009
  • Pea. Textkritische Ausgabe mit deutscher Übersetzung und Kommentar. Jerusalemer Mischna (= Pea. Text-critically edition with German translation and commentary. Jerusalem Mishna), Jerusalem: Lee Achim Sefarim 2008
Articles
  • “Building networks of respect and fraternity” (LS 201). Jewish responses to Laudato Si“ (forthcoming)
  • Brückenbauarbeiten in Sarajevo. Bericht über die 3. Internationale Konferenz des Netzwerks Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church 2018 (= Bridge constructions in Sarajevo. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference of the Network Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church 2018) (forthcoming)
  • “Denn unsere Heimat ist im Himmel“ (Phil 3,20) – Christlicher Glaube und Heimatlosigkeit (For our home is in heaven (Phil 3:20) – Christian faith and homelessness), in: Hirschberg 71 (2018), no. 7-8, pp. 461-473
  • Israel und der Esel des Messias. Kann ein Staat jüdisch und demokratisch zugleich sein? (= Israel and the Messiah’s donkey. Can a state be Jewish and democratic at the same time?), in: feinschwarz.net, 05.01.2017 (link)
  • Eine inkulturierte, theologische Ethik ist gefordert. Die Kirche Äthiopiens im Kampf gegen HIV/AIDS (= An inculturated theological ethics is needed. The Church in Ethiopia fighting HIV/AIDS), in: Forum Weltkirche (2015), no. 2, pp. 9-14
  • “Denn ich bin der Herr, dein Arzt“ (Ex 15,26). Einblicke in das integrale Heilungsverständnis der Bibel (= „For I am the Lord, who heals you“ [Ex 15,26]. Insights into the integral understanding of healing in the bible), in: Verbum SVD 54 (2013), no. 2, pp. 166-183
  • Patří Bůh na univerzitu? K roli teologie na státních vysokých školách (= Does God belong to university? On the role of theology at state universities), in: Karel Sládek (ed.), Křesťanství a islám v liberálním státu. Výzvy tradice a současnosti, Červený Kostelec: Pavel Mervart 2011, pp. 110-132
  • Co si papež myslí o filozofii. Ke vztahu viry a rozumu (= What does the pope think of philosophy? On the relationship between faith and reason), in: Salve Supplementum II: Křesťanství a filozofie II, Praha 2011, pp. 7-13
  • Otázka svobody. Jak lze morálně hodnotit neoficiální kontakty se Státní bezpečností? (= A question of freedom. How can informal contacts with the Stasi be judged morally?), in: Salve 21 (2011), no. 1, pp. 121-132
  • Why did Catholic Priests Collaborate with the Stasi? Answers from the Files of the Secret Police in the Former GDR, in: Martina Fiamová, Pavol Jakubčín (ed.), Prenasledovanie cirkví v komunistických štátoch strednej a východnej Európy, Bratislava 2010, pp. 634-641
  • Jsou náboženská přesvědčení slučitelná s demokratickými diskurzy? Odpovědi současné filozofie a teologie (= Are religious convictions compatible with democratic discourses? Answers from contemporary philosophy and theology), in: Karel Sládek (ed.), Monoteistická náboženství a stát, Červený Kostelec: Pavel Mervart 2009, pp. 259-274
  • »Hlad po transcendenci«. Křesťanský pohled Charlese Taylora na sekulární věk (= »Hunger for transcendence«. Charles Taylor’s Christian view of the secular age), in: Salve 19 (2009), no. 2, pp. 99-122
  • Katolická cirkev v NDR. Cesty vyrovnávání se s minulostí (= Catholic church in the GDR. Different ways of coming to terms with the past), in: Teologické Texty 20 (2009), no. 4, pp. 177-182
Translations
  • from English into German: Paul Gifford: Pentekostalismus in Afrika heute (= Pentecostalism in Africa today), in: Tobias Keßler, Albert-Peter Rethmann (ed.): Pentekostalismus. Die Pfingstbewegung als Anfrage an Theologie und Kirche, Regensburg: Pustet 2012, pp. 102-134
  • from Czech into German: Tomáš Halík: Der Augenblick des Glaubens, (= The moment of faith), in: Kolumba. Ein deutsches Sonderheft der tschechischen Fachzeitschrift Salve, Prague 2011, pp. 167-184
  • from Hebrew into German: Schabbat. Kapitel 3 (= Shabbat, chapter 3), in: Michael Krupp (ed.): Die Mischna. Festzeiten – Seder Mo’ed, Frankfurt/Main: Verlag der Weltreligionen 2007, pp. 12-15