Visiting Scholars: 2016-2017

Photo of Berhard KohlBernhard Kohl was born in Cologne, Germany. He joined the Northern German province of the Dominicans in 2000 and is currently a member of the Dominican community and fellow of the Dominican Institute M.-Dominique Chenu in Berlin.

He finished his doctoral studies in theological ethics focusing on how the critical theories of Axel Honneth and Judith Butler can be helpful to develop an approach to the biblical concept of Godlikeness – which has lasting effects on ethics and anthropologies of at least the three monotheistic religions – which is able to detect and prevent violent patterns in this concept and vice versa re-understands it in its original meaning as a “conceptlessness concept”, as “imageless image” of “the human”.

His current research focuses on possible ethical links between the concept of incarnation and the philosophical thoughts regarding trans- and posthumanism.