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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.  

Two of the events hosted by the Faculty of Protestant Theology to celebrate this special occasion are concerned with the spread of reformation thought through the publication of books.

"Der Buchdruck: Anfang & Ende?"

Buch und USB - Klein

"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


"Lutherbücher aus sechs Jahrhunderten"

Sieben Köpfe Martin Luthers

Place: Lending Hall on the ground floor of the Central Library, LMU München

Organizer: University Library of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München in connection with the Faculty of Protestant Theology, LMU

Time: April 24 to July 7, 2017






LMU is one of only two universities in Germany offering studies in all three of the major branches of Christianity: Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox. The week of May 15-19, 2017 has been designated 'Ecumenical Week' where students studying theology may participate in lectures and seminars given in the other theological faculties as part of their regular course offerings. This exchange of students and teachers will be accompanied evening discussion panels. more