Dietmar W. Winkler

Professor, Centre for the Study of Oriental Christianity, University of Salzburg, Austria

Dietmar W. Winkler is professor of patristic studies and history of Christianity at the University of Salzburg and founding director of the University's Center for the Study of the Christian East. Previously he acted as associate director of the division for Religious and Theological Studies at Boston University, visiting Fulbright Scholar at the Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research, Collegeville, Minnesota and Visiting Scholar of Syriac and Ecumenical Studies at St. Ephrem Ecumenical Research Institute, Kerala. He worked as visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard University, USA and at the Centre Paul Albert Février, Université Aix-Marseille, France. Dietmar specializes in the religious and cultural heritage of the Christian East which includes the Greek, Syriac, Coptic, Armenian, Ethiopian and Indian traditions. Among others he is a collaborator of the Austrian Foundation Pro Oriente, founded to promote ecumenical dialogue with Eastern Christianity, and a consultant to the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Vatican, Italy.


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