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01   Faculty of Catholic Theology


Dean′s Office

Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, Room 242
80539 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 2180 - 2416
Fax: +49 (0) 89 2180 - 3130


The Faculty of Catholic Theology is one of the founding faculties of LMU Munich. Eminent scholars have taught here: Johannes Eck and Petrus Canisius during the Reformation, Ignaz von Döllinger in the nineteenth century, Martin Grabmann and Michael Schmaus in the twentieth.

A wide range of teaching and research is provided by five sections (biblical, historical, systematic, and practical theology as well as study and research units). The faculty houses the following special research institutions: The Martin Grabmann Research Institute of Medieval Theology and Philosophy explores issues of medieval philosophy; the Ecumenical Research Institute focuses on the dialogue between the various Christian churches; and the Klaus-Mörsdorf-Studies of Canon Law offers its own postgraduate course for theologians and lawyers. A Munich specialty is the Institute of Orthodox Theology, which is affiliated with the Faculty of Catholic Theology and staffed by three professors.