PhD scholarship in Systematic Theology
The School of Theology and Religious Studies invites international applications for doctoral studies. The position is funded by the Dora Plus program. In the field of systematic theology. the thesis should deal with the Philip Hefner's concept God's created co-creator in contemporary science and religion discussion. The PhD student will be joining a small, but active community of theologians in Tartu who are interested in the interrelations of science and religion. There is no tuition and a guaranteed scholarship. Application deadline: 30 November 2017.
The Concept and the Figuration: Travels of Philip Hefner's God's Created Co-Creator in Contemporary Science and Religion Discussion
Philip Hefner (born 1932) is a retired American Lutheran theologian who for most of his career has focused on the interaction of religion and science. He was one of the founders of the Zygon Center for Religion and Science and the editor of Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science. One of his contributions to the interface of science and religion and theological anthropology is the concept (God’s) created co-creator, which has found both supporters and critics. The concept/the figuration/the symbol – it can be used in all these ways and others – is waiting for a thorough examination both within Hefner’s own works and in consequent uses by other theologians, philosophers and scientists.
Supervisor: Anne Kull (anne.kull [ät] ut.ee). The PhD student’s work will be taking place in the context of community of scholars interested in the relationship of science and religion. For more see: http://www.us.ut.ee/en/fields-research/science-and-religion
The duration of the studies is 4 years. It is a full-time position. There is no tuition. The position comes with a doctoral scholarship of 422 euros per month.
Application information: https://www.ut.ee/en/phd-theology
Required documents: https://www.ut.ee/en/admission-theology-phd-programme