Markus Höfner

Project Coordinator and Research Associate


Markus Höfner is research associate at Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, at the Faculty of Protestant Theology and managing research associate at the Institute for Hermeneutics and Philosophy of Religion, University of Zurich, Switzerland. He received his doctorate in theology from Heidelberg University. He works primarily in constructive theology, theological conceptions of the Christian church in modernity, the tradition of Protestant theology (especially Schleiermacher, Troeltsch, Barth, and Bonhoeffer), and in philosophy of religion. He has published a book on theories of signs and phenomenology of religion in Ernst Cassirer and Martin Heidegger (Sinn-Symbol-Religion. Theorie des Zeichens und Phänomenologie der Religion bei Ernst Cassirer and Martin Heidegger), published articles in professional journals, and contributed to several edited volumes. He co-edited a book on finite life and illness and a volume on eternal life (forthcoming). He has led the international and interdisciplinary research project ‘Theo-Politics? Conversing with Barth in Western and Asian contexts’ (2013-2014) and currently edits the volume with contributions from various geographical contexts and disciplines.  Höfner coordinates the European aspects of The Enhancing Life Project.

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