Four German academic institutions joined forces and established a post-graduate programme, called “Theology as a science: historical and systemic analysis of the formation processes of self-reflection in faith traditions”. The institutions involved are the Universities of Frankfurt and Mainz, the Sankt Georgen Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology in Frankfurt and the College for Jewish Studies in Heidelberg.
The aim of the project is to study theology as a science in an inter-religious character. Training groups and summer schools will be held each year in different cities such as Istanbul and Jerusalem.
An initial 1.5 million euro financing was provided by the German Research Foundation. This support covers the first four years, but could be extended to nine years, benefiting up to three intakes of students. Stipends are awarded for three years.”