The dissemination of knowledge about people and the world through research and teaching is one of the main principles of Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg. In its mission statement, the university commits itself to making this knowledge comprehensively accessible and passing it on to future generations.
Sermon Research Unit
The Sermon Research Unit sees itself as the place within practical theology where the preached and heard sermon is scientifically studied. Its focus is on historical and theological sermon analysis.
Excavation Ramat Rachel / Israel
In Ramat Rahel (Jerusalem), theologians from Heidelberg under the direction of Prof. Manfred Oeming have been involved in archaeological excavations for five years. In 2008, they made the remarkable discovery of 15 large silver coins from the Second Temple period. The team also discovered a Byzantine coin hoard, a royal palace and an Arab caravanserai.
Cursor_ is an open-access theological journal that brings together specialist academic discussions, innovative publication formats and different publics from theory and practice in a participatory way.
Forms and Functions of Encounters prior to Occasional Services
The main aim is to develop a data-based theory of conversational practices in casual talk, exploring the interdependencies between different casual practice dimensions as well as the specifically ritual function of casual talk in the context of recent developments in ritual theory.
The TheoLab is a research network at the Faculty of Theology in cooperation with the Forschungsstätte der Evangelischen Studiengemeinschaft (FEST) and computer science institutes. The aim is to reflect on and shape digital research in the theological disciplines.
Theologians’ Correspondence in the Southwest of the Empire in the Early Modern Period (1550-1620)
The task and purpose of this research project is to compile, analyze and partially edit the letters of all leading theologians and churchmen of the Electoral Palatinate, the Duchy of Württemberg and the Imperial City of Strasbourg in the years 1550 to 1620.
Here you can find all information about the research projects at the Institute for the Study of Christian Social Service.
Here you can find all information about the research projects at the Ecumenical Institute.
Research Center for International and Interdisciplinary Theology (FIIT)
The Research Centre for International and Interdisciplinary Theology (FIIT) is a partner organisation of the Faculty of Theology. It serves the interdisciplinary research of topics relevant to theology and society. It networks fifteen autonomous research areas led by Heidelberg academics from theology and neighbouring disciplines. The FIIT thus strengthens the exchange of theology with the humanities and natural sciences.