Linz, Austria

A Theology of Witness(ing)

when 20 July 2021 - 7 August 2021
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 300

To investigate critically theological aspects of witnessing against the historical background of Upper Austria’s 1930’s and 1940’s can be theologically most productive. At the same time it forces one to gaze into the abysses of humanity. The region’s most outstanding witness was, of course, Franz Jaegerstaetter (1907-1943), but he was not the only one. The course will be taught in an interdisciplinary manner by both historians and theologians. Excursions to historic sites as well as possibly meeting with some family members of the survivors will play a central role in this course.

Course leader

Ass. Prof. Andreas Telser, Linz; Dr. Annette Langner-Pischmann, International Research Center for Social Issues and Ethics, Salzburg
Dr. Andreas Schmoller, Dr. Verena Lorber, Jaegerstaetter Institute, Linz; Dr. Helmut Wagner, Author of Dr. Johann Gruber:

Target group

Bachelor and Master students in the Humanities (Theology, Philosophy, History, Art History, Social Sciences)
The Summer School is also open for PhD students.

Fee info

EUR 300: The fee covers course material (text will be provided electronically), filed trips, orientation, and a farewell get-together.
An additional health insurance for your stay in Austria is recommended.


For applicants from KU Linz partner universities a full scholarship for a three-week program (one per institution) is available.
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