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Senior Research Fellow

Dr Kateřina Bauer

PhD (Protestant Theological Faculty of Charles University, Prague)

Dr Kateřina Kočandrle Bauer is a researcher and lecturer in the Ecumenical Institute of the Protestant Theological Faculty of Charles University in Prague, where she also earned her doctorate. She teaches systematic theology, the history of doctrine and Christian spirituality in relationship with other religious traditions.

Research Interests

Dr Bauer's main research has been related to the history of Russian emigre theology. She has written widely on religious philosophy, sophiology, and anthropology within Orthodox theology. She has published collective monographs including Ivana Noble at al., The Ways of Orthodox Theology in the West (2015) and Ivana Noble at al., Wrestling with the Mind of the Fathers (2015). 


Kateřina Kočandrle  Bauer, "Orthodox Spirituality in Democratic Pluralities", in: Hans-Peter Grosshans, Pantelis Kalaitzidis (eds.), Politics, Society and Culture in Orthodox Theology in a Global Age, Brill: Schöningh, 2023, 328-337.

Kateřina Kočandrle Bauer, Ivana Noble, “The Light Encountering the Darkness in Twentieth Century Orthodox Theology and Spirituality in the West: Father Sergius Bulgakov, Mother Maria Skobtsova, Vladimir Lossky, and Archimandrite Sophrony,” in Pavol Bargar (ed.), Bible, Chirstianity, and Culture: Essays in Honor of Professor Petr Pokorný, Karolinum Press, Prague, 2023, 228-253. 

Kateřina Kočandrle Bauer, “Intersex persons: Not mistakes but God’s image,” in: Orthodox Tradition and Human Sexuality, edited by Thomas Arentzen, Aristotle Papanikolaou and Ashley M. Purpura (Fordham: Fordham University Press, 2022), 235-246.

Kateřina Kočandrle Bauer,, “Sophiological Understanding of Beauty,” in Communio Viatorum, 64.3 (2022), 204-2016.

Kateřina Kočandrle Bauer and Tim Noble, “Alexander Men and Russian Religious Thought in the Post-Soviet Situation,” in The Oxford Handbook of Russian Religious Thought, eds. Caryl Emerson, George Pattison, and Randall A. Poole, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020), 628–641.

Kateřina Kočandrle Bauer. ”Emigration as a Space for Creative Freedom: Mother Maria Skobtsova and Sister Joanna Reitlinger,” in Journal of the European Society of Women in Theological Research 26 (2018) 95-107.

Kateřina Bauerová, “Motherhood as a Space for the Other: A Dialogue between Mother Maria Skobtsova and Hélène Cixous,” Feminist Theology, 2018, Vol. 26(2), 133– 146.