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Prof. Dr. Michael Nausner

Professor für Systematische Theologie

Prorektor für Forschung

Dean of International Affairs




geboren in Wien, Österreich


Grundstudium am Theologischen Seminar Reutlingen


Master of Divinity – Uppsala University, Uppsala, Schweden


Gemeindedienst in Uppsala, Schweden


Ordination zum Ältesten, Jährliche Konferenz Schweden


Master of Philosophy – Drew University, Madison, NJ USA


Gemeindedienst in Madison/NJ, USA


seit 2005

seit 2013

Doctor of Philosophy  – Drew University, Madison, NJ USA

Professor für Systematische Theologie

Prorektor (seit 2015: für Forschung)


  • Dogmatik
  • Ethik
  • Interkulturelle Theologie


Aktueller Aufsatz zum Download:
Changing Identities, Changing Narratives:
Can Theology Contribute to a New Cultural Imagination of Migration? 

Interdisciplinary Journal for Religion and Transformation, Band 3, 2017, Religion and Migration, S. 226-251.


Religious communities, not least the Christian community, can play a decisive role in helping citizens and refugees alike to re-imagine cultural identity. This contribution suggests theoretical and practical steps in the direction of peaceful co-existence in times of cultural and religious change due to migration. The development of new narratives and the nurture of a constructive culture of remembrance represent primary tasks which are intimately interwoven and need to be undertaken in active cooperation with refugees. For such constructive re-imagination to occur, the contribution considers the embrace of multiple belonging and the resistance of simple classification as key factors. Insights into the lived experience of multiple belonging and into the flaws of simple classification, however, can only develop if certain general rules are agreed on by religious and secular agents alike: Intentional and organized encounters between citizens and refugees need to take place, migrants need to be taken seriously as agents, and self-criticism needs to be paired with a readiness to defend others from misrepresentation. The last part of the contribution explores theological potentials to contribute to a constructive re-imagination of cultural identity, first by probing into basic migratory aspects of Christian identity and finally by assessing the Author's Methodist tradition and its ambivalent relation to migration.

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  • Einführung in die Systematische Theologie BA
  • Theologiegeschichte I & II BA
  • Dogmatik Seminar BA & MA (z.B. Theologische Entwürfe des 20. Jahrhunderts, Anthropologie, Pneumatologie, Christologie, Eschatologie, Wesleyanische Theologie in zeitgenössischer Perspektive, Glaube und/als Grenzerfahrung, Vergebung, Dogmatik im Kontext der Weltreligionen)
  • Ethik Seminar BA & MA (Modelle ethischen Denkens, Bibel und Ethik im christlichen Leben, Schöpfungsethik,  Methodistische Sozialethik, Feministische Ethik)
  • Seminar methodistische Theologie MA (gemeinsam mit Prof. Dr. Ulrike Schuler)


  • Theologie und postkoloniale Theorie
  • Theologie und Migration
  • (Methodistische) Ekklesiologie