Prof. Dr. Philipp Stoellger

Professor of Systematic Theology, University of Heidelberg


Since 2015, Philipp Stoellger is Professor of Systematic Theology (Dogmatics and Philosophy of Religion) at the University of Heidelberg.


From 2007 to 2015, Stoellger held the chair for Systematic Theology and Philosophy of Religion at the University of Rostock. He was also head of the Institute for Iconicity and speaker of the DFG-GRK 1887 project "Deutungsmacht: Religion, Belief Systems and Conflicting Interpretations". In the years 2001 to 2007, Stoellger was managing associate professor of the Institute for Hermeneutics and Philosophy of Religion at Zürich University. He is co-founder of the "Kompetenzzentrum Hermeneutik" and member of the Interdisciplinary Psychoanalytical Forum (IPF), a cooperation of Zürich University and ETH Zürich.


Among his recent publications are: "Deutungsmacht. Religion und belief systems in Deutungsmachtkonflikten" (ed. volume, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2014); ed. with Marco Gutjahr: "An den Grenzen des Bildes. Zur visuellen Anthropologie" (Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2014); ed. with Marius Timmann Mjaaland and Ulrik Rasmussen: Impossible Time. Past and Future in the Philosophy of Religion, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013); "Passivität aus Passion. Zur Problemgeschichte einer categoria non grata" (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2010).



Department in FIIT
V. Medial Anthropology

Projects within the framework of FIIT

  • Media Anthropology and Visual Culture
  • Religion and Civil Societies


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69117 Heidelberg


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E-Mail: ps(at)


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