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Universität Bielefeld
Research Center for Biographical Studies in Contemporary Religion
Faculty of History, Philosophy and Theology, X-4-210
Postfach 10 01 31
33501 Bielefeld, Germany

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Heinz Streib, Ph.D. / Emory Univ.

Research Focus

Work Areas

Directing and advising empirical research in conntemporary religion and spirituality, adolescent religion and and religious education in public school using approaches of biographical analysis, religious development, psychology of religion methods. Teaching in religious education and psychology of religion.

Scientific Interest

Theory and research in religious development, religious schemata
deconversion, deinstitutionalized religion, fundamentalism and new religions,
inter-religious communication in the classroom,
narrative approaches in religious education


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1995 Habilitation (Venia Legendi in Practical Theology), Universität Frankfurt
1989 Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.), Emory University, Atlanta
1984 Master of Sacred Theology (S.T.M.), Yale University, New Haven
1980 2. Evangelisch- theologische Dienstprüfung, Church of Württemberg, Stuttgart
1977 1. Evangelisch-theologische Dienstprüfung, Universität Tübingen
1970 Abitur


since 1996 Professor for Religious Education and Ecumenical Theology, Universität Bielefeld
1995 - 1996 Professor for Religious Socialization, Universität Bayreuth
1990 - 1995 Assistant, Fachbereich Evangelische Theologie, Universität Frankfurt
1989 - 1992 Pastor for Religious Education at a vocational school in Stuttgart
1986 - 1988 Pastoral care in an home for the aged
1982 - 1983 Pastor in a parish in Württemberg
1980 - 1982 Religious education for high school students, Stuttgart
1977 - 1980 Pastor in training in the Protestant Church of Württemberg

Membership in professional bodies

American Academy of Religion (AAR)
American Psychological Association (APA)
International Association for the Psychology of Religion /(IAPR)
International Seminar on Religious Education and Values (ISREV)
Religious Education Association (REA)
Sektion Religionssoziologie der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR)
Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Theologie / Fachgruppe Praktische Theologie

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