Reinhold Bernhardt

Reinhold Bernhardt

Reinhold Bernhardt

University of Basel

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Reinhold Bernhardt is a professor of systematic theology at the University of Basel in Swizterland, where he previously served as dean of the Faculty of Theology. He is co-editor of the quarterly journal Theologische Zeitschrift, an interdisciplinary and multi-lingual publication promoting cross-disciplinary theological dialogue. Bernhardt earned his Ph.D. from the University of Heidelberg in 1990 with a dissertation titled “Der Absolutheitsanspruch Des Christentums: Von Der Aufklarung Bis Zur Pluralistischen Religionstheologie” (“The Absoluteness of Christianity: From the Enlightenment to the pluralistic theology of religions”).

In addition, Bernhardt has written four books: Was heißt "Handeln Gottes"? Eine Rekonstruktion der Lehre von der Vorsehung Gottes (“What are “Acts of God”? A reconstruction of the doctrine of God’s Providence”); Wahrheit in Offenheit. Der christliche Glaube und die Religionen (“Truth in Openness: The Christion Faith and Religions”); “Ende des Dialogs? Die Begegnung der Religionen und ihre theologische Reflexion” (“End of Dialogue? The encounter of religions and their theological reflections”), and Zwischen Größenwahn, Fanatismus und Bekennermut. Für ein Christentum ohne Absolutheitsanspruch (“Between Megalomania, Fanaticism, and Courage of Conviction: Toward a Christianity Without Absoluteness”). Bernhardt has also edited ten anthologies, written more than eighty articles for books or encyclopedias and more than fifty articles for scholarly journals.