Prof. Dr Wilhelm Gräb

Prof. Dr Wilhelm Gräb

Wilhelm Gräb is Professor of Practical Theology at the Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany and Director of the “Institute of Sociology of Religion and Community Development” at the Humboldt-University as well. He is Extraordinary Professor at the Theological Faculty of Stellenbosch University RSA. He is member of the “International Academy of Practical Theology” (IAPT), the “American Academy of Religion” (AAR) and serves as editor of the “International Journal of Practical Theology” (IJPT). His fields of studies include all disciplines of Practical Theology, the area of sociology of religion and hermeneutics of culture. He is the author and editor of many books and articles, only to mention some monographs and articles in English: Selbsttätiger Glaube. Die Einheit der Praktischen Theologie in der Rechtfertigungslehre. Neukirchen 1985; Predigt als Mitteilung des Glaubens. Studien zu einer prinzipiellen Homiletik in praktischer Absicht. Gütersloh 1988; Lebensgeschichten – Lebensentwürfe – Sinndeutungen. Eine Praktische Theologie gelebter Religion, Gütersloh 1998/2000; Sinn fürs Unendliche. Religion in der Mediengesellschaft, Gütersloh 2002; Religion als Deutung des Lebens. Perspektiven einer Praktischen Theologie gelebter Religion, Gütersloh 2006; Sinnfragen. Transformationen des Religiösen in der modernen Kultur, Gütersloh 2006; Predigtlehre. Über religiöse Rede, Göttingen 2013. The Desire for Contact with the Divine, in: R. Ruard Ganzevoort, Rein Brouwer, Bonnie Miller-McLemore (Eds.), City of Desires – A Place for God? Practical theological perspectives Wien/Berlin 2013, 111-121; The Religious Constitution of Individuality: One Motif of Augustine’s Confessions in Modern Intellectual History and Theology, in: Alexis Torrance and Johannes Zachhuber (Eds.), Individuality in Late Antiquity (Ashgate Studies in Philosophy & Theology in Late Antiquity) Surrey/England and Burlington/USA, 2014, 161-172; Practical Theology as a Theory of Lived Religion Conceptualizing Church Leadership, in IJPT 18, 2014, 102-113.