ThD Niels Christian Hvidt, born 1969, is a Danish theologian and
humanistic health researcher. Since 2006 (50% from March ’13 to December ‘14) he
has worked at the Institute
of Public Health at the Faculty
of Health Sciences at the University
of Southern Denmark in Odense, where he lives with his family.
he was full Professor in the Chair for Spiritual Care(50%) at the Ludwig Maxmilian Universität at
and Polyclinic for Palliative Care since March 2013.
August 2012 to March 2014 he was an External
Research Fellow at Freiburg
Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) in the context of an
Interdisciplinary Research Group (IRG) with colleagues Prof. Dr. Klaus Baumann
and Prof. Dr. Arndt Büssing (see IRG Rrofile)
has co-initiated the Network for Research in Spirituality and Health (www.nersh.org from
June ‘13) after in 2007 having initiated and since coordinated the Scandinavian
Network for Research in Faith and Health. He collaborates on various
Danish and international research projects on the relation of spirituality and
from the University of Copenhagen in
1997, where he obtained the University Gold Medal for a Prize Dissertation he
wrote on Christian Prophecy. In 2001 he defended his doctoral thesis in
theology from the Pontifical Gregorian
University in Rome where he taught until 2004. In 2002 he received a
research scholarship from H. Lundbeck on the relationship between
faith and health, which brought him as a visiting fellow on to Duke Center for Spirituality,
Theology and Health, The Danish
Cancer Society, and The University of
Notre Dame. His doctoral thesis was published upon further work with Oxford
University Press in 2007 as Christian Prophecy – The Post-Biblical Tradition.
worked as editor, special editor and reviewer on various journals and as
project reviewer for various research foundations. He holds frequent conferences and
contributes to Danish
and international electronic and print media.
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