Kurt Appel is Professor for Fundamental Theology at the University of Vienna and the director of the interdisciplinary Research Center “Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society”. He has recently published i.a. “Tempo e Dio. Aperture contemporanee a partire da Schelling and Hegel” (BTC 187, Queriniana: Brescia 2018) and “ Critiques of Master-Representations: The Political Dimension of the Canon between the Bible and the Qur’an, in: K. Appel, C. Raschke (eds.), Göttingen 2018, 14-39. He is the editor of the open access journal J-RaT (Journal of Religion and Transformation). For detailed information (publications, academic teaching, doctoral students) look at www.kurt-appel.at.