Wolfgang Palaver

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Wolfgang Palaver (born September 27, 1958 in Zell am Ziller ) is an Austrian Roman Catholic theologian .


Palaver studied Roman Catholic theology , German and political science at the University of Innsbruck . In 1998 he was awarded the Tyrolean State Prize for Science . Since September 2002, Palaver has been professor for Christian social studies at the Catholic-Theological Faculty of the University of Innsbruck. From March 2013 to February 2017 he was also the dean of this faculty.

Wolfgang Palaver is married to the kindergarten director Andrea Palaver. The couple has three children.

Works (selection)

  • with James Alison : The Palgrave Handbook of Mimetic Theory and Religion. Palgrave, New York, USA 2017, ISBN 978-1-137-55280-8 Springer online
  • with Richard Schenk : Mimetic Theory and World Religions. Michigan State University Press, East Lansing, USA 2017, ISBN 978-1-61186-262-1 MSU Press
  • with Harriet Rudolph and Dietmar Regensburger: The European Wars of Religion: An Interdisciplinary Reassessment of Sources, Interpretations, and Myths. Ashgate, Farnham, UK 2016, ISBN 978-1-4724-2711-3 . routledge.com
  • with Wilhelm Guggenberger : Escalation to the extreme? Girards Clausewitz comments on an interdisciplinary basis. Nomos, Baden-Baden 2015, ISBN 978-3-8487-2426-0 . nomos-elibrary.de
  • with Andreas Oberprantacher and Dietmar Regensburger: Political Philosophy versus Political Theology? The question of violence in the field of tension between politics and religion (= Edition World Order - Religion - Violence. 7). Innsbruck University Press, Innsbruck 2011, ISBN 978-3-902811-12-7 . uibk.ac.at (PDF).
  • with René Girard : violence and religion, cause or effect? with two conversations and an afterword by Wolfgang Palaver, Matthes & Seitz, Berlin 2010, ISBN 978-3-88221-632-5 .
  • with Wilhelm Guggenberger : In the competition for the good. Approaches to Islam from the perspective of mimetic theory. LIT-Verlag, Münster u. a. 2009, ISBN 978-3-643-50038-0 .
  • René Girard's mimetic theory . in the context of cultural theory and socio-political issues. In: Contributions to the mimetic theory . 3. Edition. tape 6 . Lit-Verlag, Vienna, Berlin, Münster 2008, ISBN 978-3-8258-3451-7 ( limited preview in Google book search [accessed on August 8, 2011]).
  • The mythical sources of the political. Carl Schmitt's friend-enemy theory (= contributions to peace ethics. 27). Kohlhammer, Stuttgart a. a. 1998, ISBN 3-17-015135-5 .
  • Collective security in Europe and Austrian neutrality. An ethical reflection from the perspective of Catholic social teaching (= contributions to the ethics of peace. 17). Institute for Theology and Peace, Barsbüttel 1993, ISBN 3-927320-16-1 .
  • Politics and religion with Thomas Hobbes . A criticism from the perspective of René Girard's theory (= Innsbruck Theological Studies. 33). Tyrolia, Innsbruck / Vienna 1991, ISBN 3-7022-1788-6 .
  • Electronic Church. Charismatic, evangelical and fundamentalist initiatives on television in the USA (= Bensberg manuscripts. 38). Thomas More Academy Bensberg, Bergisch Gladbach 1990, ISBN 3-89198-022-1 .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ University of Innsbruck: Wolfgang Palaver
  2. ^ Tyrolean State Prize for Science - Prize Winner 1984 to 2014. ( Memento from October 13, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Retrieved October 14, 2015.
  3. jenbach.at