Prof. Dr. Rebekka A. Klein
Lehrstuhl für Systematische Theologie
Evangelisch-Theologische Fakultät
GA 8/139, Universitätsstr. 150
44801 Bochum



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Prof. Dr. Rebekka A. Klein

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Rebekka A. Klein is Professor of Systematic Theology at the Faculty of Protestant Theology at Ruhr University in Bochum.

For her research, she was awarded the Hanns Lilje Science Prize for Freedom and Responsibility in 2019 and the Karl Heim Prize in 2009. In 2011, she was the only Protestant theologian to be awarded one of the Volkswagen Foundation's Dilthey Fellowships. Klein has authored two monographs (on altruism and on political theology) and 70 research articles and chapters, as well as co-edited nine volumes.

Her main areas of work include political theology and the theory of democracy, theories of God's weak power, love of neighbor and altruism, and vulnerability and bodily subjectivity as paradigms of a new interdisciplinary anthropology. She is co-editor of In Need of A Master. Politics, Theology and Radical Democracy (DeGruyter, 2021) and author of Sociality as the Human Condition: Anthropology in Economic, Philosophical and Theological Perspective (Brill, 2011).

Her articles appear in theological and philosophical journals, including Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie, Allgemeine Zeitschrift für Philosophie, Economics & Philosophy, as well as Neue Zeitschrift für Systematische Theologie und Religionsphilosophie, Zeitschrift für Evangelische Ethik and Studies in Christian Ethics.

She is a reviewer for Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, Center for Advanced Studies der LMU München, Ethik in der Medizin, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Allgemeine Zeitschrift für Philosophie, Zeitschrift für Praktische Philosophie, Philosophia theologica (Beirat), Continental Philosophy at Bloomsbury Academic.


From 2016 to 2021, she was a member of the Board for Public Responsibility of the Protestant Church in Germany. Since 2023 she has been a member of the Joint Working Group of the World Council of Churches and the Roman Catholic Church.