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Research Project

Living Aspirations

Project Team:

2017 – 2018

Tom Friedman, Looking Up (2015) © Tom Friedman. Courtesy of the artist, Luhring Augustine, New York, and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.

Project Summary

This project looked at aspiration as the link between human creativity and social and cultural processes of transforming and enriching life.

Research Team

William Schweiker

William Schweiker

Edward L. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor of Theological Ethics; also in the College

University of Chicago

William Schweiker works in the field of theological ethics. His scholarship and teaching engage theological and ethical questions attentive to global dynamics, comparative religious ethics, history of ethics, and hermeneutical philosophy. He is especially known as a visiting professor at...

Günter Thomas

Günter Thomas

Professor of Systematic Theology, Ethics and Fundamental Theology

Ruhr-University Bochum

Günter Thomas is Professor for Theology and Interdisciplinary Studies at Ruhr-University Bochum/Germany. He received a Doctorate in Theology from Heidelberg University and a Doctorate in Sociology from Tübingen University. His research interests are “Religion, Media and Culture,” “Medical...

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