Faculty of Theology

Curriculum vitae


Born in 1965
Studies in Protestant Theology and Philosophy at Bethel (Divinity School) and the Universities of Heidelberg and München
1995 Promotion, University of München
1998 Ordination
2005 Habilitation, University of Münster
2001-2006 Research assistant, Department of Systematic Theology, University of Münster
2006-2008 Director of studies, Protestant Academy Loccum
2008-2011 Professor of Systematic Theology , University of Bonn
since 2011 Professor of Systematic Theology (chair of Reformed Theology), University of Göttingen


Professional activities, boards etc.

  • Associate editor of the series “Religion in der Gesellschaft”
  • Member of Scientific Board of V. Survey on Church Membership (EKD)
  • Member of Theological committee of UEK (Union Evangelischer Kirchen in der EKD)
  • Fellow at “Institut für Technik-Theologie-Naturwissenschaften” at Ludwig-Maximilian-University München
  • Member of Ernst-Troeltsch-Gesellschaft
  • Member of Schleiermacher-Gesellschaft



Research Interests

  • Theory of Christianity (Theorie des Christentums)
  • Dogmatics, esp. Reformed Theology on conditions of modernity
  • Philosophy of religion, Sociology of religion, Theory of modern society
  • Protestantism in the Federal Republic of Germany (1949-1989)
  • Archive of the history of religions school