Professor Johannes Hoff

Johannes Hoff was appointed Professor of Theological Dogmatics at the University of Innsbruck in September 2020, succeeding Karl Rahner. He was previously Professor of Philosophical Theology at Heythrop College, University of London, and Saint David’s College, University of Wales. His research focuses on Nicholas of Cusa and the pre-modern tradition of philosophical mysticism, the anthropological challenge of digital transformation and the post-humanist debate on “technologies of the self”.

Against this background, Hoff’s latest research project “Embodiment in Theological Anthropology”, funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), examines the role of the “body-body problem” from a historical, phenomenological, neurobiological and systematic-theological perspective. Hoff’s collaboration with the Institute for Information Systems and Society at WU Vienna is related to this research. A comprehensive monograph on the anthropology of the digital transformation has appeared in 2021 with Herder Publishers under the title: Verteidigung des Heiligen. Anthropologie der digitalen Transformation.