Analytic Theology


“Innovative research at the intersection of analytic philosophy and theology”


August 31, 2014 Official end of the project


Contact us:

Georg Gasser
Program Administrator

+43 (0)512 507 8644

+43 (0)512 507 2736


Institut für Christliche Philosophie
Universität Innsbruck
Karl-Rahner-Platz 1
A-6020 Innsbruck

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Welcome to the Homepage of the Analytic Theology Project

This homepage provides all relevant information on our research project Analytic Theology.

In recent decades, an increasing number of philosophers in the so called “analytic tradition” have begun to produce exciting philosophical work on topics belonging traditionally to the provenance of systematic theology, such as:

  • Divine action in nature and the human world
  • Personal identity and resurrection
  • Religious diversity and the rationality of inter-religious dialogue
  • The relationship between human freedom and God's grace and foreknowledge
  • The relationship between evolutionary biology and creation
  • Human violence, suffering, and divine justice
  • Faith and the justification of religious belief

The Analytic Theology Project is a multinational four-year endeavor that contributes to this development in a creative way. It funds systematic research to promote long overdue interdisciplinary cooperation among analytic philosophers and theologians. All research initiatives aim at examining the traditional questions of theology from the perspectives of contemporary Christian theology and analytic philosophy. In this way new advances at the intersection of both fields shall be explored. Moreover, the project will critically reflect on possible limits of analytic approaches and will consider the value of complementary philosophical approaches for theological research.

The main grant activities for achieving the goals of the project are:

Cluster Initiative            

          Summer Seminars

Information about initiatives administered by our international project partners, the University of Notre Dame (USA) and the Shalem Center in Jerusalem can be found at About Us/Partners.

We hope the project will stimulate and promote new work in analytic philosophy and systematic theology that will be relevant to scholars and to a larger public. You are welcome to send comments and questions to: