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Dr. Giovanni Maltese

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Assistant Professor

Department of Religious Studies and Intercultural Theology


Theologische Fakultät, Universität Heidelberg
Kisselgasse 1, 69117 Heidelberg (Room 208)
Tel.: +49 (0) 6221 / 54-3360

Fax: +49 (0) 6221 / 54-3290
Email: Giovanni.Maltese@wts.uni-heidelberg.de 


Academic Career

  • since February 2017 Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Forum Internationale Wissenschaft (FIW), Universität Bonn
  • February 2017: PhD (Dr. theol.) with high distinction ("summa cum laude")
  • Oktober 2016 Dissertation "Politik und Gesellschaft in der philippinischen Pfingstbewegung"
  • since May 2015 Lehrstuhlassistent
  • 2014 Visiting researcher and lecturer, Social Development Research Center, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines
  • 2013 Visiting lecturer and researcher, Silliman University, Dumaguete, Negros Oriental, Philippines
  • since 2012 Doctoral Research Fellow; DFG Research project: Politics and Society in Filipino Pentecostalism on Negros (Oriental)
  • 2012 Degree in Theology with high distinction and honors (Note 1,0 mit Auszeichnung). Diploma thesis: „Geisterfahrer. Die Erfahrungsbegriffe in den pfingstlich-charismatischen Theologien von Terry L. Cross und Amos Yong im Vergleich“ [The Concepts of Experience in the Pentecostal-Charismatic Theologies of Terry L. Cross and Amos Young in Comparison].
  • 2008 Translator for the ecumenical research group Fondamento e dimensione oggettiva della fede secondo la dottrina cattolico-romana ed evangelico-luterana baed in the universities of Heidelberg (Prof. Dr. W. Härle), Tübingen (Prof. Dr. E. Herms) und the Pontificial Lateran University of Rome (Prof. Dr. G. Lorizio; Prof. Dr. L. Žak)
  • 2006-2012 Student assistent for Prof. Dr. M. Bergunder (Department of Religious Studies ans Mission Studies) and Prof. Dr. F. Nüssel (Ecumenical Institute); student teaching assistent  Prof. Dr. P. Lampe (New Testament) and Prof. Dr. G. Theissen (New Testament)2005-2012 Studies in Theology, Philosophy and Religious Studies, in Heidelberg, Mainz and in the Philippines
  • 2005-2012 Studies in Theology, Philosophy and Religious Studies, in Heidelberg, Mainz and in the Philippines.

Publications

Monographs:
Edited Books:
Articles and Book Chapters:
Reviews:
  • Davidsson, Tommy H., Lewi Pethrus' Ecclesiological Thought 1911-1974. A Transdenominational Pentecostal Ecclesiology. Leiden: Brill 2015. In: Theologische Literaturzeitung 142.5 (2017); 560-561.
  • Dave Johnson, Theology in Context: A Case Study in the Philippines (Manila: APTS Press, 2013. In: Religious Studies Review 40.1 (2014); 24–25.
  • Christl Kessler and Jürgen Rüland, Give Jesus a Hand! Charismatic Christians — Populist Religion and Politics in the Philippines (Quezon City, Manila: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2008. In: PNEUMA 33.1 (2011); 142-143 (published in German: http://www.glopent.net/iak-pfingstbewegung/rezensionen).
Various:

Courses Taught

Fields of Interest

  • Global Pentecostalism
  • History of Religion in the Philippines
  • Religion and Politics in Southeast Asia (esepcially Christianity and Islam) 
  • Political Theology and Political Theory
  • Interreligious Dialogue and Theologia Religionum
  • International Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Epistemological Premises of Theological Reflection
  • Theory and Method in Religious Studies.

Memberships

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Missionswissenschaft (DGMW)

Invited Lectures

  •  (2017, Jul). Pentekostale Theologie zwischen Triumphalismus und ökumenischen Asymmetrien, Vortrag im Seminar zur Theologie des Pfingstchristentums: Brasilianer und Deutsche im Dialog. Konferenz des Lateinamerikanischen Netzwerk für pentekostale Studien, Missionsakademie Hamburg.
  • (2017, Jul). Wohlstandsevangelium, soziale Gerechtigkeit und Pentekostalismus in den Philippinen, Ringvorlesung: Internationale Beziehungen der Kirchen: Historische, theologische, aktuelle Aspekte. Öffentliche Vorlesung im Rahmen des Allgemeinen Vorlesungswesens der Universität Hamburg.
  • (2016, Feb). Theologie der Pfingstkirchen. Vortrag für das Treffen der Bezirksbeauftragten und Ökumene-Kontaktleute in Löwenstein (Württemberg. Landeskirche).
  • (2014, Apr). Pentecostalism and Politics: Prosperity and Development in the Context of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps). Presented at the European Documentation Center on behalf of the Social Development Research Center (SDRC), De La Salle University, Manila.
  • (2013, Jul). Zur Artikulation des Politischen: Leerere Signifikanten im pfingstlich-charismatischen Diskurs auf den Philippinen. Vortrag auf der Tagung des Arbeitskreises „Politische Theorie“ der Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Hamburg.
  • (2010, Jan). Identity As Not: (Im)possibilities of interreligious Dialogue from the Fringes. A Critical Essay in Exploring the Fertility of Giorgio Agamben’s Categories for the Interreligious Dialogue. Presented within Horace B. Silliman Lecture Series organized by the Philosophy Department and School of Public Affairs and Governance, Silliman University, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines.

Conference Papers

Grants and Awards

  • 2017/2018 Karl-Schlecht-Grant for Academic Exchange awarded by Global Network of Research Centers for the Study of Theology, Religion and Christian Studies & Forschungsinstitut für internationale interdisziplinäre Theologie (FIIT). Partner Institution: Emory School of Law, Center for the Study of Law and Religion (Atlanta, USA). [Further Research Partners: Dep. Malay Studies, National University of Singapore (NUS); Dep. Malay Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia (Penang, Malaysia); Dep. Philosophy, Sun Yat-sen University (Guangzhou, China)].
  • 2014 Travel Grant DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) for Annual Meeting der American Academy of Religion (AAR) in San Diego, CA.
  • 2013 Travel Grant Exzellenzinitiative für Doktorandinnen der Graduiertenakademie, Universität Heidelberg for 7th Conference European Association for Southeast Asian Studies (EuroSEAS), in Lissabon, Portugal.
  • 2012 Auszeichnung für hervorragende Leistung Fakultätsexamen Theologie.
  • 2011 Marie-Baum-Preis für kulturelles und soziales Engagement, Theolgische Fakultät, Universität Heidelberg.
  • 2009-2012 Scholarship Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.