Field of teaching:

Theological ethics

Fields of research:

Political ethics and religious policy
Peace ethics
Christian faith and living environment
History of theology in the 19th and 20th century
Interreligious hermeneutics
Liberalization strategies in contemporary Jewish and Islamic thought
Environment ethics: especially animal ethics
Sexual ethics, family ethics, and ethics of marriage

Brief C.V.:

Jahrgang 1961. Studium der Evangelischen Theologie, Geschichtswissenschaft und Philosophie in Kiel, München, Tübingen. 1987 Erstes Theol. Examen 1987 (Nordelbische ev.-luth. Kirche). 1989-1991 Vikariat in Hamburg, 1991 Zweites Theol. Examen, 1991 Promotion zum Dr. theol. in Kiel. 1991 Ordination zum Amt der Kirche. 1991-1993 Wiss.Ang. Universität Kiel. 1993-1998 Wiss.Ass. Universität Hamburg. 1997 Habilitation im Fach Systematische Theologie. 1997-2003 Privatdozent für Systematische Theologie an der Universität Hamburg. 1998-2003 Profes-sor (C4) für Evangelische Theologie unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Sozialethik und der Theologiegeschichte an der Universität der Bundeswehr Hamburg. 2003 Professor (W3) für Sys-tematische Theologie (Religionsphilosophie, Dogmatik, Ethik) an der Universität Osnabrück. In der Kollegperiode 2009/10 Fellow am Zentrum für Religion, Wirtschaft und Politik des Collegi-um Helveticum in Basel. Ab dem 1.10.2014 Professor für Theologische Ethik (W3) an der Evangelisch-Theologischen Fakultät der Universität Münster und Direktor des Instituts für Ethik und angrenzende Sozialwissenschaften (IfES)
Born in 1961. Studies in theology, history, and philosophy in Kiel, München, and Tübingen. 1987 first theological exams (Lutheran church of North Elbia). 1989-1991 work as a vicar for the Lutheran church. 1991 second theological exams and promotion (Dr. in Theology). 1991 Ordination. 1991-1993 research assistant at the university of Kiel. 1993-1998 assistant at the university of Hamburg. 1997 habilitation in systematic theology. 1997-2003 professor for social ethics and history of theology at the university of the German Bundeswehr in Hamburg. 2003 professor for philosophy of religion, dogmatic, and ethics at the University of Osnabrück. Dur-ing the college period 2009/10: Fellow at the center for religion, economics, and politics of the Collegium Helveticum at the university of Basel. Since October 2014 professor for theological ethics and director of the institute for ethics and related social science at the University of Mün-ster.

Memberships in scientific associations:

Board member and treasurer of the international Schleiermacher association
Member of the board of trustees (ibid.)
German scientific association of Theology
German Ernst-Troeltsch-association
Chairman of the Emanuel Hirsch foundation

Recent Lectures and Presentations:

10/20/2016: “Towards a liberal culture of religion in Germany?” (Evangelic academy Hofgeis-mar)
11/08/2016: “Theology as normative religious science: considerations subsequent to Paul Til-lich” (cluster of excellence “Religion and Politics” Münster)
11/26/2016: “Political ethics as a field of mediation between fundamental ethics and applied ethics” (conference “Overlapping consensus? New trends in evangelic ethics, Evangelic acade-my Loccum)
12/06/2016: “Christian impulses to state ethics” (guest lecture University of Tübingen)

Supervised doctoral studies:

The anthropological center in the Christian concept of revelation (Dipl.-Theol. Katarina Kristi-nová
The epistemological and psychological groundings in Rudolf Otto’s philosophy of religion in (Dipl.-Theol. Pastor Stefan Feldmann)
Emanuel Hirsch’s theory of religiousness: Dogmatic foundation and literary arrangement in spe-cial consideration of his essay “Der Sinn des Gebets” and his late narrative works (Justus Bern-hard, M.Ed.)
Paul Tillich’s Theological ethics (Dipl.-Theol. Marcel Kreft)