Speakers

BROTHER RICHARD was born in Bargen (near Aarberg, Switzerland) and attended the classical grammar school in Langenthal. After graduating from high school, he lived in Taizé for a year as a volunteer and joined the community in 1979. He now helps to organize youth meetings, is involved in the theological work of the community and the formation of the younger brothers, and maintains contacts for the community, especially with southeast Europe.

SILVIANNE ASPRAY recently completed her doctorate in Cambridge, England. In her dissertation, she studied the metaphysics of the Reformation and now works as a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow on Nicholas of Cues and Pico della Mirandola. She studied theology in Bern and Durham, was ordained as a Reformed minister in 2011, and currently lives with her husband in Cambridge.

HANS BOERSMA has been professor at the Nashotah House Theological Seminary in Wisconsin (USA) since 2019. Prior to that he was professor at Regent College in Vancouver for fourteen years and at Trinity Western University in Langley for six years. Boersma is known for his books, including Seeing God: The Beatific Vision in Christian Tradition (2018), Scripture as Real Presence (2017), and Heavenly Participation (2011). His research focuses on Catholic thought, the Fathers of the Church and the spiritual interpretation of Scripture.

PETER BOUTENEFF is Professor of Systematic Theology at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Seminary. He originally received his doctorate from the University of Oxford and is now the director of the SVS Sacred Arts Initiative at St. Vladimir's Seminary, where he is deeply involved with the music of Arvo Pärt. For several years, Bouteneff was Executive Secretary for Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches and was strongly committed to theological dialogue.

BARBARA HALLENSLEBEN is professor of dogmatics and theology of ecumenism at the University of Fribourg and director of the St. Nicholas Center for the Study of the Eastern Churches. A central project of Barbara Hallensleben is the publication of the works of Sergji Bulgakov in German, annotated translation. She is also a consultant to the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and a member of the International Orthodox-Catholic Dialogue Commission.

PETER ZIMMERLING is Professor of Practical Theology at the University of Leipzig, where he is the first university preacher since 2012. In addition to his work as a pastor, he received his doctorate under the supervision of Jürgen Moltmann on the topic of Zinzendorf's doctrine of the Trinity and habilitated at the University of Heidelberg in 1999. His main areas of work include the life and work of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, spirituality and Protestant mysticism, pastoral care, and preaching.

FULBERT STEFFENSKY studied Catholic and Protestant theology and was a Benedictine monk at Maria Laach Abbey for 13 years. He received his doctorate at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and worked as professor at the FH Köln and the University of Hamburg and as visiting professor at Union Theological Seminary. Fulbert Steffensky was married to Dorothee Sölle (died 2003) and together they were co-founders of the Political Night Prayer, a liturgy which was celebrated regularly in the Antoniterkirche in Cologne from 1968 to 1972. Currently, he is emeritus and lives in Lucerne, Switzerland. His latest publications include Heimathöhle Religion (2015)Orte des Glaubens (2017) und Fragmente der Hoffnung (2019).

CHRISTIANE TIETZ has been Professor of Systematic Theology at the Faculty of Theology of the University of Zurich since 2013. Her research focuses on the relationship between religion and politics, ecumenism, and classical questions of dogmatics. Christiane Tietz is known for her biographical works Karl Barth - ein Leben im Widerspruch (2018) and Dietrich Bonhoeffer – Theologie im Widerstand (2013).

SPECIAL GUEST:

 

MARTIN SCHLESKE is a master luthier, physicist and spiritual writer. About thirty instruments leave his master workshop every year. Among his clients are soloists and concertmasters with worldwide renown. Nine years ago his book "Der Klang - Vom unerhörten Sinn des Lebens" was published (now with over 100,000 copies in its 12th edition). His second book, "Herztöne - Lauschen auf den Klang des Lebens" reached the Spiegel bestseller list after only a few weeks. Martin Schleske and his three employees work in a recently renovated 700-year-old workshop in the historic town center of Landsberg am Lech.

In addition, further experienced and competent personalities will enrich the days with a variety of perspectives:

 

Prof. Dr. F.-X. Amherdt (Universität Fribourg), Professor für Pastoraltheologie

Dr. Barnabas Aspray (Universtiy of Oxford), Junior Research Fellow, Pembroke College

PD Dr. Luca Baschera (Universität Zürich / Schweizerischer Evangelischer Kirchenbund SEK)

Dr. Gerald Boersma (Ave Maria University), Associate Professor of Theology and ISTAC Fellow

Dr. Gunda Brüske, Co-Leiterin des Liturgischen Instituts der deutschsprachigen Schweiz

Antje Carrel (University of Oxford), PhD Candidate in Medieval Literature

Prof. Dr. Christophe Chalamet (Universität Genf), Professor für Systematische Theologie

Dr. Gergely Csukás (Universität Zürich), Oberassistent am Institut für Schweizerische Reformationsgeschichte

Dr. Monique Cuany (HET-PRO), Professorin HET-PRO für Geschichte des Christentums

Deborah Davies (University of Aberdeen), Doctoral student

Prof. DDr. Dr. h.c. Mariano Delgado (Universität Fribourg), Dekan der Theologischen Fakultät und Professor für Mittlere und Neuere Kirchengeschichte

Oliver Dürr (Universität Fribourg), Diplomassistent am Lehrstuhl für Dogmatik

Simon Dürr (Universität Fribourg), Diplomassistent am Departement für Biblische Studien

Prof. Dr. Gilles Emery OP (Universität Fribourg), Professor für Dogmatik

Prof. Dr. Gregor Emmenegger (Universität Fribourg), Titularprofessor für Patristik und Dogmengeschichte

Abt Dr. Urban Federer (Kloster Einsiedeln)

Prof. Dr. Jörg Frey (Universität Zürich), Lehrstuhl für Neutestamentliche Wissenschaft mit Schwerpunkt Antikes Judentum und Hermeneutik

Bettina Gruber (Kath. Pfarreiseelsorge Fribourg), Pastoralassistentin

Pfrn. Tania Guillaume (Universität Fribourg), Reformierte Universitätsseelsorge

Andreas Hausammann, Beauftragter für populäre Musik der ev.-ref. Kirche des Kantons St. Gallen

Dr. Christian Hennecke (Bistum Hildesheim), Generalvikariatsrat

Prof. Dr. Katharina Heyden (Universität Bern), Professorin für Ältere Geschichte des Christentums und der interreligiösen Begegnungen

PD Dr. Claudia Kohli Reichenbach (Universität Bern), Privatdozentin Praktische Theologie

Prof. Dr. Ralph Kunz (Universität Zürich), Professor für Praktische Theologie

Pfr. Jean-Baptiste Lipp, Pfarrer in Pully und Synodalrat EERV

Christina Mönkehues-Lau (Kath. Pfarreiseelsorge Fribourg), Pastoralassistentin

Pfr. Michel Müller (Ev.-ref. Landeskirche des Kantons Zürich), Kirchenratspräsident

Prof. Dr. Joachim Negel (Universität Fribourg), Professor für Fundamentaltheologie

Siegfried Ostermann (Missio – Internationales Katholisches Missionswerk)

Nomi Pritz-Bennett (University of Edinburgh), PhD Candidate

Marianne Reiser, Lokale Kirchenentwicklung, Zürich-Seebach

Pfr. Beat Rink, Internationaler Leiter von Crescendo und Beauftragter für Künstlerseelsorge der ev.-ref. Kirche Basel-Stadt

Susanna Rychiger (24-7 CH), Teamleitung

Johannes Schleicher (A+W/Offline), Dipl. Theol., Supervisor

Prof. Dr. Benjamin Schliesser (Universität Bern), Professor für Neues Testament

Prof. Dr. Thomas Schumacher (Universität Fribourg), Professor für Neues Testament

Prof. Dr. Stefan Schweyer (STH Basel), Assistenzprofessor für Praktische Theologie

Peter Spichtig OP, Co-Leiter des Liturgischen Instituts der deutschsprachigen Schweiz

Prof. em. Dr. Dr. h.c. Guido Vergauwen OP, Provinzial der Schweizer Dominikaner

Prof. Dr. Stephan Wahle (Universität Freiburg i. Br.), Akademischer Oberrat und Leitung Arbeitsstelle Liturgie, Musik und Kultur, apl. Professor für Liturgiewissenschaft

Pfrn. Monika Widmer (A+W/Offline), Pfarrerin und Exerzitienleiterin

Prof. Dr. Matthias Zeindler (Universität Bern), Titularprofessor für Dogmatik und Leiter des Bereichs Theologie der Reformierten Kirchen Bern-Jura-Solothurn

Prisca Zurrón (Universität Fribourg), Freiburger Zeitschrift für Philosophie und Theologie