Faculty of Protestant Theology

PD Dr. Sylvie Avakian

Kurzbiographie

1995-1998         

Bachelor in Theologie / Near East School of  Theology / Beirut.

2003- 2007    

Master in Theologie/ Near East School of Theology/   Beirut

12/2006-01/2007

Dozentin an der Evangelical Theological Academy of Armenia/ Yerevan.

2009-2010          

Dozentin an der Arab Baptist Theological Seminary/ Beirut.

2011

Promotion zur Dr. theol. an der Ev.-theol. Fakultät der Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

10/2011-06/2015        

Dozentin an der Near East School of Theology/ Beirut.

10/2015-07/2016

Lehrbeauftragte/ Institut für Hermeneutik und Dialog der Kulturen – Stipendium: Teach@Tübingen an der Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

10/2016- 07/2017

Praktikum/ Gemeindearbeit an der Evangelischen Kirche in Pfäffingen

Ab 04/2017 -

Vikariat in der Ev. Landeskirche Württemberg (Gemeinde Klingenberg- Dekanat Heilbronn)

07/2018

Abschluss des Habilitationsverfahren an der Ev.-theol. Fakultät der Universität Tübingen

Lehrveranstaltungen

  • Patristische Theologie
  • Geschichte und Theologie der griechischen Tradition
  • Einführung in die Systematische Theologie I
  • Einführung in die Systematische Theologie II
  • "Ich glaube... - was eigentlich? Einführung in die evangelische Dogmatik
  • Gotteslehre
  • Ansätze christlicher Ethik
  • Eastern Orthodox Theology and Spirituality
  • Spiritual Individuality: Nikolai Berdyaev and the Eastern Orthodox Thought”

Schwerpunkte in Lehre und Forschung

  • Systematische Theologie/ Dogmatik
  • Philosophische Theologie
  • Patristische Theologie / die Orthodoxie
  • Interreligiöser Dialog und Ökumene
  • Theologie und Philosophie Friedrich Schleiermachers

Publikatioen

Monographien

The ‘Other’ in Karl Rahner’s Transcendental Theology and George Khodr’s Spiritual Theology Within the Near Eastern Context (Dissertation: Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg), Frankfurt am Main; Wien, Peter Lang, 2012.

(Ed.), Dialogue of Truth for Life Together- Forum of Christian Muslim Thought at the Near East School of Theology, 2007-2012, Vol. 3, Beirut: N.E.S.T. Publications, 2013.

Aufsätze und Artikel

“The Mystery of Divine Love in the Apophatic Theology of Bishop George Khodr” in Theological Review of the Near East School of Theology, 33, 2012, pp. 39-68.

“A Response to ‘The Church in Late Modernism: Challenges and Prospects.’” Theological Review of the Near East School of Theology, 35, 2014, pp. 170-177.

“Christians and Non-Christians in the Middle East: My Doctoral Dissertation after Three Years” Newsletter, Freunde der NEST, N.9, Nov.2014, p. 6.

“Christian Spirituality: Maximus the Confessor – A Challenge to the 21st Century”, International Congregational Journal, Vol. 14, winter 2015, pp. 67-84.

„Theological Responses to the Required Changes in the Middle East,“ in Mitri Raheb (Ed.), Shifting Identities: Changes in the Social, Political, and Religious Structures in the Arab World, Bethlehem: Diyar Publisher, 2016, pp. 227-238.

„Einen Fremden empfangen“ (eine Predigt), in Orientierungen. Die Bibel im Kontext gelesen, LIT Verlag: Berlin, 2017, 22-25.

“‘Undecidability’ or ‘Resolute Existence’ Caputo in Conversation with Heidegger” in International Journal for Philosophy of Religion (2015) 77, pp. 123–139. Second Publication:  International Journal for Philosophy of Religion (2017), 82:135-151.

“Open Theism and Beyond: A Challenge to Evangelicalism” in The Evangelical Review of Theology and Politics, Vol. 2, 2014.

“The Turn to the Other: Reflections on Contemporary Middle Eastern Theological Contributions to the Christian-Muslim Dialogue” in Theology Today, 2015, Vol. 72 (1), pp. 77–83.

“Christianity and Secularization in the West and the Middle East: A Theological Stance”, in Journal of Religious History, Vol. 40, No. 3, September 2016, 368-384.

“The Basics of Interreligious Dialogue in Metropolitan George Khodr’s Theology. Judaism and Islam from the Perspective of an Oriental Christian” International Journal of Orthodox Theology, 8:3 (2017).

Rezensionen 

Christian–Muslim Dialogue: Perspectives of Four Lebanese Thinkers, Heidi Hirvonen, Leiden, Brill, 2012, in Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, Vol. 25, Issue 1, 2014, pp. 122-123.

Truth and Service: A History of the Near East School of Theology, George F. Sabra, Beirut: Librairie Antoine, 2009, in Alnashra Theological Magazine of the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon, Beirut, February 2010, pp. 81-84. (Arabisch)

Women in Lebanon: Living with Christianity, Islam, and Multiculturalism, Marie-Claude Thomas, New York: Macmillan, 2013, in Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, 25 no 1, Ja 2014, pp. 121-123.

Al-rahābah al-ilāhiyyah: lāhūt al-ākhar fil masihiyyah wal-islām [Divine Hospitality: Theology of the Other in Christianity and Islam], Fadi Daou & Nayla Tabbara, (Tr. Adel Theodor Khoury), Beirut: Al-maktabah al-būlusiyyah, 2011, in Theological Review of the Near East School of Theology, Vol. 36/1, 2015, pp. 109-112.

Predigten, Andachte und Ansprache:

https://www.sylvieavakian-predigten.de/