I have studied Chemistry, Philosophy and Theology in Salzburg, Graz, Berlin and New York. My PhD thesis Kritik der Praktischen Theologie (2003) tried to analyse predominant forms of authority in pastoral discourse with respect to J. Habermas and M. Foucault. I joined the department of Religions and Theology at the University of Manchester as a lecturer of Philosophy of Religion. My research interests are: Christian Anthropology, Modern Continental Philosophy and Philosophy of Law and Political Philosophy in particular, theories of secularisation and, what I have called, 'The New Visibility of Religion' (including popular culture ie. film, art and literature). I am interested in supervising students (BA, MA and PhD) in these areas.