Mgr. ZDENKO Š ŠIRKA, Th.D. deals with hermeneutics and systematic theology and gained academic experience at various European universities. After finishing his master studies in theology in Bratislava (Slovakia), he continued his education at the Hermeneutical Institute of the University of Tübingen (2004-2006). He finished his doctoral studies in ecumenical theology at the Protestant Theological Faculty of Charles University, where he was occupied with the dialogue between hermeneutics of Hans-Georg Gadamer and modern Orthodox hermeneutics. He is currently teaching at the Protestant Theological Faculty (Institute of Ecumenical Studies) in Prague, at Jabok College, where he focuses on the dialogue between traditions and between religion and culture, as well at College Svatojanská kolej at Svatý Ján. He has been teaching theology and philosophy at the International Baptist Theological Seminary in Prague. Beside teaching and doing research, Zdenko was a director of two theological libraries in Prague and took part in education management as well.
Zdenko also has experience with the collective doctoral hermeneutical project “Hermeneutics of Experience and its Use in Christology and Ecclesiology” (GAUK 1088213), which he chaired in 2013-2014, and the current project "Transformations of Tradition: Implications for Contemporary Ecumenical Theology" (2017-2019). He currently takes part in UNCE research project on theological anthropology (2018-2023).