collegium emmaus

coordinated by the study center for faith and society

Who we are

The Collegium Emmaus is a community of theological researchers who are committed to an in-depth collaboration on a research programme as friends from various ecclesial backgrounds.

The community wishes to model and encourage a renewed kind of academic culture: dialogical, ecumenical, communal. We believe that theology is fruitfully done in the interplay between academic, ecclesial and social perspectives; therefore, members of the Collegium are engaged in dialogue with partners from academia, the church, and the wider society.

Beyond their research, they are open to participating, where possible, in activities and events that foster the renewal of the church and serve the common good.

We are a voluntary association of researchers from the Swiss universities of Basel, Bern, Geneva, Fribourg, and Zurich, both professors and doctoral/post-doctoral researchers.

 

Our aims

  1. Fostering a theological learning community that is intellectually stimulating and spiritually sustaining.
  2. Wholistically forming people for future leadership in church and society.
  3. Conducting theological research (and teaching) that serves the renewal of the church and society.
  • members of the board / staff

    Dr. Walter Dürr

    Member of the Board


    Director Study Center for Faith and Society

    University of Fribourg

    Prof. Dr. Ralph Kunz

    Member of the Board


    Professor for Practical Theology

    University of Zurich

    Dr. Silvianne Aspray

    Member of the Board


    British Academy

    Postdoctoral Fellow

    Cambridge University

    Prof. Dr. Benjamin Schliesser

    Member of the Board


    Professor of New Testament

    University of Bern

    Oliver Dürr

    Administrative Coordinator


    Doctoral Assistant

    Co-worker at the Study Center for Faith and Society

    University of Fribourg

  • fellows

    Prof. Dr. Andrea Bieler

    Fellow


    Professor for Practical Theology

    University of Basel

    Prof. Dr. Christophe Chalamet

    Fellow


    Professor of Systematic Theology

    University of Geneva

    Prof. Dr. Thomas Schumacher

    Fellow


    Professor of New Testament

    University of Fribourg

    Prof. tit. Dr. Gregor Emmenegger

    Fellow


    Professor for Patristics and the History of Dogma

    University of Fribourg

    Dr. Barnabas Aspray

    PostDoc-Fellow


    Oxford University

    Dr. Martin Brüske

    PostDoc-Fellow


    University of Fribourg

    Dr. Matthew Croasmun

    PostDoc-Fellow


    Yale University

    Prof. Dr. Angela Gorrell

    PostDoc-Fellow


    Baylor University, Texas

    Dr. Ryan McAnnally-Linz

    PostDoc-Fellow


    Yale University

    Matthias Bühlmann

    Doc-Fellow


    University of Bern

    Dario Colombo

    Doc-Fellow


    University of Fribourg

    Zachary Fischer

    PostDoc-Fellow


    University of Fribourg

    Agnès Gros

    Doc-Fellow


    University of Geneva

    Sabina Ingold

    Doc-Fellow


    University of Fribourg

    Elio Jaillet

    Doc-Fellow


    University of Geneva

    Corinne Kurz

    Doc-Fellow


    University of Zurich

    Stefanie Neuenschwander

    Doc-Fellow


    University of Zurich

    Benjamin Oester

    Doc-Fellow


    University of Fribourg

    Clifford Owusu-Gyamfi

    PostDoc-Fellow


    University of Geneva

    Abigail Rusert

    Doc-Fellow


    Princeton Theological Seminary/University of Zurich

    Aaron Schawalder

    Doc-Fellow


    University of Fribourg

    Martin Scheidegger

    Doc-Fellow


    University of Zurich

    Daniela Seibert

    Doc-Fellow


    University of Zurich

    Andreas Steingruber

    Doc-Fellow


    University of Zurich

  • international advisory board

    Prof. Dr. Miroslav Volf

    International Advisor


    Henry B. Wright Professor of Systematic Theology

    Founding Director for the Yale Center for Faith and Culture

    Yale Divinity School

    Prof. Kenda Creasy Dean

    International Advisor


    Mary D. Synnott Professor of Youth, Church, and Culture

    Princeton Theological Seminary

    Prof. N. T. Wright

    International Advisor


    School of Divinity Professor

    University of Oxford

    Rt. Revd. Dr. Graham Tomlin

    International Advisor


    President of St. Mellitus College

    Bishop of Kensington

    Prof. Dr. Michael Herbst

    International Advisor


    Director of Research Institute for Evangelism and Church Development

    Theological Faculty

    University of Greifswald