Verena Susanne Mildner, M.A.

Cluster of Excellence "Religion and Politics"

Johannisstr. 1-4
48143 Münster

  • Research Areas

    • Contemporary Church History
    • West German Protestantism and the Middle East conflict (Doctoral Thesis)
    • Judaico-Christian relationship
  • Doctoral Thesis

    West German Protestantism and the Middle East Conflict. An Investigation of Political and Theological Patterns of Interpretation.


    The Middle East conflict continues to be a source of controversial discussions in West German Protestantism up till the present day. A close relation between theological and political pronouncements can be discerned in many utterances. The aim of the research project is to analyze these interrelationships with special focus on Judaism and State Israel. The research project focuses on the years between the Six-Day War (1967) and the First Intifada (1987-1993). This period was marked by numerous violent conflicts in the Middle East. In the context of the process of politicization and pluralization processes of the West German society and the theological discussions about the Judaico-Christian relationship, the Middle East conflict became an intensively discussed and controversial topic within West German Protestantism especially in the 1970s and 1980s. This wide spectrum of opinions is explored here for the first time.

  • CV


    Scholarship for dissertation- Verein zur Erforschung Kirchlicher Zeitgeschichte in Deutschland nach 1945 e.V.
    Hebraicum, Kirchliche Hochschule Wuppertal/Bethel
    PhD Student at the University of Münster
    Master of Education (higher-level secondary schools/comprehensive secondary schools) in History, Protestant Religious Studies, Educational Studies and German for Pupils with a Migrant Background, WWU Münster
    Bachelor of Arts in History, Protestant Religious Studies an Educational Studies, WWU Münster
    History and Philosophy, WWU Münster


    Research Assistant at the Cluster of Excellence Religion and Politics, WWU Münster
    Research Assistant at the Seminar of Church History II, WWU Münster
    Student Assistant at the Seminar of Church Hitory II, WWU Münster
    Student Assistant at the Cluster of Excellence Religion and Politics, WWU Münster
    Student Assistent at university library Münster
    Voluntary work, Israel
  • Teaching

  • Talks

    • Mildner, Verena (): ‘Perception of boundaries in the digital age — an interpretation of Psalm 90 From Everlasting to Everlasting ’. Christian-Jewish Workshop on the topic of "Borders/Boundaries" in the Israeli-Palestinian contex, Jerusalem, .
    • Mildner,Verena (): „Antisemitism and anti-Judaism in Left Protestantism?“ Fachtag des Netzwerks antisemitismus-und rassismuskritische Religionspädagogik und Theologie, Digital, .