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Keynote speakers

Prof.dr. Frank Hillebrandt

Frank Hillebrandt is professor of general sociology and social theory at the FernUniversität (Open University), Hagen, Germany. He has authored and edited a number of volumes and articles on praxis and practices from a sociological perspective, including Soziologische Praxistheorien. Eine Einführung (2014, Springer Verlag), Praktiken des Tauschens (2009, Springer Verlag), Methoden einer Soziologie der Praxis (2015, Transcript), Doing Modernity – Doing Religion. Über religiöse Praxis in der (Post-) Moderne (2012, Springer Verlag).

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Prof. dr. Geir Afdal

Geir Afdal is professor of philosophy of religious education at the Norwegian School of Theology, Oslo, Norway. Among his research interests are practices in a pedagogical context, as well as religious practices, especially with regard to the relation between practice and learning. Among his recent publications are Religion som bevegelse:Læring, kunnskap og mediering [Religion as movement: Learning, Knowledge and Mediation] (2013, Universitetsforlaget), “Modes of Learning in Religious Education”, and “Teologi som teoretisk og praktisk aktivitet” [Theology as theoretical and practical activity].

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Assoc. Prof. dr. Claire E. Wolfteich

Claire E. Wolfteich is associate professor of practical theology and spirituality studies at Boston University, School of Theology, and also co-director for the Center for Practical Theology. Her research interests include theology and practice, Christian spirituality, and religion and public life. Among her recent publications is Invitation to Practical Theology: Catholic Voices and Visions (2014, Paulist Press), as well as several articles addressing the topic of practice in relation to practical theology and spirituality studies. Dr. Wolfteich is past president of the International Academy of Practical Theology, and of the Association of Practical Theology

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