Gregor Buss

Gregor Buss

Gregor Buss

Catholic theology
325 Mandel Building
00972-2-5880309

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 Project:

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

Curriculum Vitae 

Fellowships and Grants

  • 2016 – 2018:        
    Grant (10.000 USD) by the Truman Institute, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, to found “Africounters”, an academic network of young Africanists in Israel (together with Dr. Yonatan Gez and Dr. Verena Krebs)

  • 2015 – 2019: 
    Fellowship of the Martin Buber Society of Fellows, Jerusalem

  • 2010 – 2013:
    Grant (198.000 EURO) by the German Bishops’ Conference Research Group on International Church Affairs for the research project “HIV and Aids in Africa. Lessons learned from the responses by the Catholic Church” (together with Prof Dr Klaus Fleischer, Dr Marco Moerschbacher, Dr Klemens Ochel, Dr Piet Reijer, Prof Dr Albert-Peter Rethmann)

Prizes

  • 2011:
    PhD thesis awarded “Erich Kleineidam Prize“ by the Catholic Theological Faculty of the University of Erfurt

Education

  • 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

  • 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

Edited books

  • (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

Articles

  • 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), in: Jahrbuch für Christliche Sozialwissenschaften 59 (2018), pp. 371-376

  • “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

  • 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