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Clemens Sedmak

Professor Clemens Sedmak

Photograph of Clemens SedmakVisiting Professor of Moral and Social Theology

Address: Department of Theology & Religious Studies
King's College London
Virginia Woolf Building,
22 Kingsway 



Born in Austria in 1971, Clemens Sedmak has undertaken studies in philosophy, theology, social theory and development theory at the University of Innsbruck, the ETH Zurich, at Maryknoll (New York) and the University of Linz. After having completed doctorates in philosophy, theology and social theory, Clemens Sedmak spent two years at Chicago as a research fellow and took up a Chair for Epistemology and Philosophy of Religion at the University of Salzburg in 2001, a position he held till 2005 when he came to King's College London as FD Maurice Professor for Moral Theology and Social Theology. Clemens Sedmak has been visiting professor at the Jomo Kenyatta University in Nairobi, at the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines, at the University of Notre Dame (Indiana), at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. Clemens Sedmak is married with three children.

Research interests

Clemens works in three areas:

  • Social ethics with a special emphasis on poverty research, theories of justice and aspects of social exclusion, having coordinated an interdisciplinary research group on "option for the poor" at the University of Salzburg
  • Epistemology with a special focus on the relation between ethics and epistemology
  • Philosophy of religion and religious studies, with a special interest in the social dimensions of religion and epistemological questions of religion
Selected publications
  • Helmut P Gaisbauer, Gottfried Schweiger, Clemens Sedmak (2011) 'The Taxation of Wealth in Austria from a Social Ethics' Perspective' Sws-Rundschau, 51 (4), pp. 404-425.
    [Article in print Journal]
  • Clemens Sedmak (2010) 'Spiritual infrastructure: memory and moral resources' Israel Affairs, 16 (4), pp. 510-534.
    [Article in print Journal]
  • Heinrich Schmidinger, Clemens Sedmak (2009) Der Mensch - ein Abbild Gottes?: Geschöpfe - Krone der Schöpfung - Mitschöpfer Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft
    [Edited book in print]
  • Christopher Hamilton, Otto Neumaier, Gottfried Schweiger, Clemens Sedmak (2009) Facing Tragedies LIT Verlag
    [Edited book in print]
  • Oliver Davies, Clemens Sedmak, Paul D Janz (2007) Transformation Theology London: T&T Clark
    [Authored Book in print]
 For a complete list of publications, please see Clemens's full research profile.



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