Dr Gorazd Andrejč
Dr Gorazd Andrejč is a philosopher and theologian. His main academic interests are religious language, the variety of belief-attitudes, felt experience, liberal theology (esp. Christian); interreligious and religious-secular relations (esp. in Slovenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, but also in the rest of Europe), communication and modes of interreligious disagreement; and the thought of Friedrich Schleiermacher, Paul Tillich, and Ludwig Wittgenstein, and contemporary (re)interpretations of these thinkers. He is a University of Cambridge graduate, having completed the MSt in the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations at the Woolf Institute and St Edmund's College. In 2013 he completed his PhD entitled From Existential Feelings to Belief in God at the University of Exeter.
Gorazd is a Research Associate of St Edmund's College, Affiliated Lecturer at the Woolf Institute, as well as an independent researcher collaborating with several HE institutions both in the UK and abroad. His book Wittgenstein and Interreligious Disagreement: Philosophical and Theological Perspectives, a result of a three-year Research Fellowship at the Woolf Institute, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in September 2016. Currently, Gorazd is working on two research projects: one on the challenges with correlating discourses of different systems of environmental ethics (especially Christian, secular and nature-spiritual), and the other on the modes of self-critical reflection within dominant religious traditions in the Balkans.
As an Affiliated Lecturer, Gorazd teaches two online courses at the Woolf Institute: Interreligious Understanding Today
and Jews, Christians and Muslims in Europe: Modern Challenges.
2017: (As main editor; co-editor Daniel Weiss) Wittgenstein, Religion and Interreligious Communication, Leiden: Brill.
2016: Wittgenstein and Interfaith Disagreement: A Philosophical and Theological Perspective, New York: Palgrave MacMillan.
2009: (Co-edited with Marjan Toš) On the Path of Tolerance: Monotheistic Religions and Religious Freedom. Pokrajinski Muzej, Maribor, 2009. (In Slovenian. Original Title: Na poti strpnosti: Monoteisticne religije in verska svoboda)
2009: (As editor) Jewish-Christian Relations, Maribor: Aristej. (In Slovenian. Original Title: Judovsko-krscanski odnosi).
- Articles and Chapters
2016/2017: (Co-authored with George Wilkes) 'Slovenian Military Chaplaincy and Religious Diversity', in T. Brekke and V. Tikhonov, Military Chaplaincy and Religious Diversity, Oxford/New Delhi: Oxford University Press.
2016: 'Comparative Theologians and Their Wittgenstein(s)', in G. Andrejc and D. Weiss, Wittgenstein, Religion and Interreligious Communication, Leiden: Brill.
2016 'Ludwig Wittgenstein', in F. Sleap and O. Sener, Dialogue Theories, London: Dialogue Society.
2015 'Reading Wittgenstein (On Belief) with Tillich (On Doubt)', Neue Zeitschrift für Systematische Theologie und Religionsphilosophie, 57/1, 2015, 60-86.
2014: 'Existential Feelings and Religions Language: The Later Wittgenstein and Protestant Theology of the Mystical', Poligrafi, 71-72, 2014, 95-120. (In Slovenian. Original Title: 'Eksistencialna občutja in verski jezik: Pozni Wittgenstein in protestantska teologija mističnega')
2012: 'Bridging the Gap between Social and Existential-Mystical Interpretations of Schleiermacher's "Feeling"', Religious Studies 48/3, 2012, 377-401.
2012: 'Theological Understandings of non-Christian Religions in British Protestantism', Stati inu Obstati - Slovenian Journal for the Study of Protestantism, 15-16, 2012, 100-125. (In Slovenian. Original Title: 'Teološka razumevanja nekrščanskih religij v britanskem protestantizmu', Stati inu Obstati - Revija za vprašanja protestantizma).
2011: 'Human Being as a Part of the "Flesh of the World": Philosophico-Theological Foundations for a Dialogue between Progressive Protestantism and Animism', in Sozitje med kulturami: Poti do medkulturnega dialoga. Maja Lamberger-Khatib (ed). Maribor: Zalozba Pivec, 2011. pp 29-49. (In Slovenian. Original Title: 'Človek kot del "mesa sveta": Filozofsko-teološka podlaga za dialog med liberalnim protestantizmom in animizmom').
- Expert Reports
2016: (Co-authored with Davor Marko, George Wilkes, Ana Kuburić, Zorica Kuburić, Marko-Antonio Brkić, Muhamed Jusić, Zlatiborka Popov Momčinovič) Reconciliation – Means of Combating Insecurity or Mode of Resistance to the Politics of Division? Citizen Voices From 13 Local Communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Sarajevo: CEIR, 2016.
2013: (Co-authored with George Wilkes, Ana Kuburić, Zorica Kuburić, Marko-Antonio Brkić, Muhamed Jusić, Zlatiborka Popov Momčinovič) Factors in Reconciliation: Religion, Local Conditions, People and Trust – Results From A Survey Conducted in 13 Cities Across Bosnia andHerzegovina in May 2013. Sarajevo: CEIR, 2013.
2012: (Co-authored with George Wilkes, Ana Kuburić, Zorica Kuburić, Marko-Antonio Brkić, Muhamed Jusić, Zlatiborka Popov Momčinovič) Reconciliation and Trust Building in Bosnia-Herzegovina: A Survey of Popular Attitudes in Four Cities and Regions. Sarajevo: CEIR, 2012.
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