• Branko Sekulić

    Branko Sekulić

    Lecturer at the University Center for Protestant Theology “Matthias Flacius Illyricus” (Zagreb)

    Branko Sekulić received his master’s degree at the Theological Faculty “Matthias Flacius Illyricus” in Zagreb, Croatia (2011), at the Ecumenical Institute of the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine (2016), and obtained a certificate in peace education from the Center for Peace Studies in Zagreb (2009). He obtained his doctoral degree at the Faculty of Protestant Theology at Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich, Germany (2020), where he has been a post-doctoral researcher (since 2021). He is a lecturer at the University Center for Protestant Theology “Matthias Flacius Illyricus” in Zagreb (since 2017), president of the Institute for Theology and Politics (since 2023), director of the Academy for Theology and Politics (since 2023), coordinator of the theological program of the Festival of Alternatives and the Left in his hometown of Šibenik (since 2014), and a fellow at the Stanford’s Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (2024). He recently published The Veils of Christian Delusion  (Lexington Books/Fortress Press, 2022); “Towards the Balkan Theology of Political Liberation,” at Political Theology Network (September 2023); “The Theology of the Ethnocultural Empathic Turn: Towards the Balkan Theology of Political Liberation," in Religions; “Eyes Wide Shut – Orthodoxy and Democracy in Serbian Theology and Thought," in Pantelis Kalatzaidis and Hans-Peter Großhans Politics, Society, and Culture in Orthodox Theology in a Global Age (Ferdinand Schoeningh, 2022); and “Theology in the Spirit of Palanka: Catechism of Croatian Catholic and Serbian Orthodox Ethnonationalist Imaginaria," in Stipe Odak and  Zoran Grozdanov, Balkan Contextual Theology: An Introduction  (Routledge, 2022).

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