Summer Semester 2015

The summer semester 2015 saw the completion of the approval procedure for the new Master study course (MA) Religion and Ethics,which will be offered starting in the winter semester 2015/2016.

On 12 May 2015 Prof. Dr. André Munzinger held his public inaugural lecture entitled:

The end of poverty? The new approach in development politics fom the vantage point of theological ethics.


Dies Theologicus on 20 May 2015:

The Faculty of Theology, one of the founding faculties of CAU, on its University Day “Dies Theologicus” looked back on 350 years of faculty history. This gave rise to the question how a faculty can deal with its own history in an appropriate manner. Thus the phase between 1933 and 1945, which was a difficult one for the faculty, was focused on: Under the national socialist dictatorship many members of the faculties lost their licence to teach or their professorship.

Professor Markus Saur, Dean of the Faculty of Theology, made it clear that “the Faculty wants to look at this part of its history more than it has done hitherto, and considers the Dies Theologicus of the anniversary year a good point in time to look back and reflect”. This was in line with the speech of the Bishop of the Protestant Lutheran Church in Northern Germany, Gerhard Ulrich (Schwerin), whose celebratory speech addressed commemoration. Welcome addresses were given by Secretary of State Fischer and Deputy Chair Prof. Dr. Karin Schwarz. This year´s Dies Theologicus was musically accompanied by University organ player Dr. Christiane Godt (virginal), Dr. Peter Godt (baroque flute) and Katharina Hoffmann (violin).

Staatssekretär Rolf FischerVizepräsidentin Prof. Dr. Karin SchwarzLandesbischof Gerhard Ulrich

On 20 May 2015 the Faculty of Theology and the Schleiermacher Research Facility participated in the first Campus Festival of CAU, "summa cum laude", with their own booth.

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On 24 June 2015 we welcomed Prof. Dr. Anna Vind of Kopenhagen University, as a guest at the Kieler Woche. She gave a lecture entitled:

Hoc est, tua iusticia non est visibilis, non est sensibilis. Faith and Christian life in the writings of Luther, with a short introduction into the Lutheran tradition in Denmark.

The habilitation lecture by Dr. Philipp David and the subsequent colloquium were held on Friday, July 3, 2015, 10.15 am.

Details can be found  here. Dr. David received his teaching qualification for the field of Systematic Theology.

The Dean of the Faculty of Theology hosted the farewell lecture of Prof. Dr. Dieter Sänger on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. The lecture was entitled:

Christological transformation of cultic atonement. On the meaning of the Lord's supper in the writins of Paul.

Graduation ceremony at the Faculty:

On July 10, 2015, the Faculty of Theology held a celebration for its graduates. Vice Dean Prof. Dr. Andreas Müller congratulated Dr. Karam Khella and Ms Manzke, who represented her late husband, Dr. Friedrich Wilhelm Manzke, on their golden anniversary of the conferral of the doctorate. Thereafter Sven Lesemann and Christian Kopp received their doctorates. Both briefly presented their doctoral theses. They were given their doctor´s certificates by the Vice Dean after they swore the doctor´s voluntary oath. After the graduates received their certificates, Dr. Klaus Blaschke, Chair of the Society for the Promotion of the Faculty of Theology (S.T.O.A.) awarded the Hans Asmussen Award for two outstanding graduation theses. The recipients were Saskia Eisenhardt (MEd.) and Ronja Hallemann (1st theological exam/DKA). Ms Eisenhardt was given the opportunity to outline her graduation thesis. Another graduation thesis was awarded the Gender Award of CAU. Christine Matuschek was also given the opportunity to briefly outline her work and received her certificate from the Vice Dean. PD Dr. Maike Schult offered thanks for her habilitation procedure. She had received the venia legendi in Practical Theology. Supreme Church Council Matthias Lenz gave a welcome address to the students and graduates. The students´ representative body also addressed the graduates and congratulated them on their successful graduation.

The programme was completed by the muscial performances of the band Rosenau & Rosenau. Prof. Dr. Hartmut Rosenau and his son Simon Rosenau played blues and rock tunes on the bass guitar (Prof. Dr. Rosenau) as well as percussion and marimbaphone (both Simon Rosenau).

A coffee break with a Best Cake competition and a barbecue at the end of the ceremony, organised by the students´ representative body, ended the event. Here are some impressions:

Frau Manzke Dr. Karam KhellaSaskia EisenhardtChristin MatuschekDr. Christian KoppPD Dr. Maike SchultDr. Sven LesemannRosenau & RosenauAbsolventen


Prof. Dieter Sänger spoke to the Kieler Nachrichten newspaper, published 6 July 2015:

Prof. Sänger KN Interview