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Faculty of Protestant Theology

The Faculty of Protestant Theology at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München was established in 1967. Since its foundation, the faculty has become one of the strongest research-based faculties of theology in the German-speaking world, with extensive international influence.


2017 marks the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. 

The main event of the celebrations was this panel discussion on June 23rd.  The discussion was filmed, and later aired on DENKZEIT on Saturday, July 29.

"Der Buchdruck: Anfang & Ende?"

Handzettel Buchdruck

"Book Publishing:  The Beginning and the End?" is an evening of themed discussion moderated by Knut Cordsen (Bayerischer Rundfunk, Radio) and with a reading from Luther by Bjorn Engholm (Ministerpräsident a.D.).  The invention of Gutenberg's printing press in 1450 grealy helped the spread of the Wittenberg Reformation.  Luther rode the wave of this new invention with the ability to mass produce leaflets, posters and Bibles.  What parallels can be drawn today from the introduction of digital media, and its corresponding increase of information distribution?

The panel of distinguished guests includes:  Prof. Dr. Jochen Hörisch (Medienwissenschaftler, Uni Mannheim), Prof. Dr. Harry Oelke (Reformationshistoriker, LMU), Dr. Rafael Ball (Direktor der UB Zürich), Dr. Anette Weidhas (Leiterin der Evangelischen Verlagsanstalt Leipzig), Arnd Brummer (Chefredakteur Chrismon), Dr. Sandra Bils (pastorale Twitterin).

June 23, 2017 at 7 pm
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Hauptgebäude, Hörsaal B 101


Emeritus Professor of Old Testament, Prof. Dr. Klaus Baltzer passed away on September 6 at the age of 89. He came to the Faculty of Protestant Theology here in Munich during its first year and stayed until his retirement in 1996. Dr. Baltzer was member of the Synod of the Lutheran Church in Bavaria for nearly twenty years. His main contribution to the study of the Old Testament is his Commentary on Deutero-Isaiah (Hermeneia 2001), published in both English and German. more