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Branko Sekulić

Branko Sekulić received his master’s degrees at the Theological Faculty Matthias Flacius Illyricus in Zagreb, Croatia (2011), and at the Ecumenical Institute of the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine (2016). He obtained his Ph.D. 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 in Šibenik (since 2023),  director of the Academy for Theology and Politics (since 2023), and the editor of the theological program of the Festival of Alternative and the Left in his native Šibenik (since 2014). He recently published Ethnoreligiosity in the Contemporary Societies of the Former Yugoslavia: The Veils of Christian Delusion (Lanham MD: Lexington Books/Fortress Press, 2022.), “Eshaton od kostrijeti,” a foreword in Pantelis Kalaitzidis, Pravoslavlje i politička teologija (Rijeka: Ex libris, 2022.), “Eyes Wide Shut – Orthodoxy and Democracy in Serbian Theology and Thought,” Pantelis Kalatzaidis- Hans-Peter Großhans (eds.), Politics, Society, and Culture in Orthodox Theology in a Global Age (Paderborn: Ferdinand Schoeningh, 2022), and “Theology in the Spirit of Palanka: Catechism of Croatian Catholic and Serbian Orthodox Ethnonationalist Imaginaria,” in Stipe Odak – Zoran Grozdanov (eds.), Balkan Contextual Theology: An Introduction (London-New York: Routledge, 2022).


Towards a Balkan Theology of Political Liberation

The Institute for Theology and Politics (ITP) is conceived to be a generator for establishing the first Balkan, i.e., post-Yugoslav contextual theology with a political-theological and theological-liberation orientation.