The visiting professorship for Inventive Theology was instituted in 2015 to give substance to the possible position and role of progressive and liberal faith in a secularized time. Through research, education and public lectures, we seek the renewed conversation with tradition, science and culture. To believe freely is “non-dogmatic,” but what is it? And what role might the interaction between community and individual play in this?
Inventive theology for us is concerned with ars credendi, an “inventive” or do-it-yourself theology with roots not only in liberal and Anabaptist theology but also in rhetoric and humanism. In a juxtaposing interplay with philosophy, we look for sites where free but affirmative confessio may be found again.