02 Faculty of Protestant Theology
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 3478
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 5356
The Faculty of Protestant Theology is devoted to the rigorous academic investigation of the Christian faith and its past and present impact. It fosters a spirit of ecumenical openness and Protestant tolerance, collaborating closely with the Faculty of Catholic Theology, the Institute of Orthodox Theology, and the Faculties of Philosophy and of Cultural Studies.
In addition to training Lutheran priests and Lutheran religion teachers for all types of schools, the faculty is one of the main pillars of the interfaculty course “Religious Studies.” It is also involved in interdisciplinary courses in the fields of medical ethics, media ethics, and cultural history. Important research facilities at the faculty include the Office for Contemporary Church History, the Church Press Archive, the Ernst Troeltsch Complete Critical Edition Project, and the publishing office for Max Weber’s religious and sociological works. The faculty cooperates with the Institute of Technology-Theology-Natural Sciences and is involved with the Center for Ecumenical Research.