Welcome to the Centre for Theological Gender Studies!

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Feminist Theology and Theological Gender Studies are cross-disciplinary endeavours in theology. They reflect upon the relevance of sex and gender for Biblical, Historical, Systematic and Practical Theology as well as the structures in which theology is practiced. Regarding methods and content, they are situated in theology as well as in gender studies. In the interest of both, they support gender sensitivity and gender equality in theology and in the Church.
Feminist Theology and Theological Gender Studies have a long tradition in Münster. Since the end of the 1970s, there is research and teaching in the field of Feminist Theology at our faculty. Besides the Centre for Theological Gender Studies with a focus on Church History in Bonn, the Centre for Theological Gender Studies in Münster is the only Catholic-theological institution at a university in Germany that reflects on gender-perspectives in all theological disciplines. Moreover, it provides a comprehensive library that is under continuous development in cooperation with the Diocesan Library Münster.

New Working Paper from the ICS

A PHILOSOPHICAL REFLECTION ON THE CATHOLIC GENDER CRITIQUE: ON GENEALOGY AND RECEPTION OF A CONTESTED TERM

In this essay, Maren Behrensen, research assistant at the ICS, reflects on the document “Male and Female He Created Them” by the Congregation for Catholic Education.

Here you can find the essay.

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Equality Price for the Project Teach Tank “Lehrbausteine Gender in Theologie”

At this year’s New Year reception the Centre for Theological Gender Studies received the Equality Price of the WWU for the project Teach Tank “Lehrbausteine Gender in Theologie”. The project aims at developing methods, ideas for topics and concepts for different formats and disciplines in Catholic theology on the subject of gender.

Here you can find further information.

International Conference “Gender (Studies) in Theology – why and what for?”

Thursday, 28.11.2019 / Friday, 29.11.2019
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As a start of a new phase with new faces, a new name and a transformed concept, the Centre for Theological Gender Studies hosted an international conference with about 100 participants from different faculties, denominations and university status groups from students to professors.

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The conference posed the questions: Why and for what purpose should gender-sensitive perspectives and approaches of gender studies be considered in theology? Which contribution do the findings of theological and general gender studies make to the different theological disciplines, our specific theological work, scientific discussions, marginalized subjects, methodological questions etc.? Which sections require gender-sensitive research the most? And where is it necessary to take a critical look at marginalized perspectives, approaches and methods?

The findings of the conference will be published in “Münsterische Beiträge zur Theologie”. Moreover, another conference will take place on the 11th and 12th of November 2021.

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