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Theologie Interkulturell - Cooperations

Participation in international symposium in India

On 6-8 January 2020, a group of professors and scholarly staff from the Department of Catholic Theology took part in an international Europe-Asia Symposium in Chennai, India. The conference had been organized and funded by "Theologie interkulturell e.V." and the Asian Centre for Cross-Cultural Studies (ACCS) and focused on the analysis and interpretation of the situation of minorities in Asian and European societies, with regard to their respective historic and contextual specificities. The Department of Catholic Theology is proud to be cooperating with the ACCS and would like to thank all participants for the highly interesting and fruitful discussions and contributions.

The agenda of the symposium can be found here. A selection of photos showing the event and the participants is available online here.

​Focus on Asia

The Study of Religion in the Faculty of Catholic Theology, Frankfurt University, has long been focusing on religions of South Asia, providing regular courses, organizing conferences and field study on religious traditions originating in India: Hinduism (Vishnu, Shiva, Devī-Traditions),
Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism 


Students of the Study of Religion who focus on Indian religions have the opportunity to study Sanskrit, Vedic, Pali, Ardhamagadhi, Hindi in cooperation with the Institute for comparative linguistics (Faculty 09 Language- and Culture Studies).

Along with systematic and historic overview our focus has been on the dynamics of  confluences, interactions and differentiation as well as the interfaith dialog between Indian traditions, Islam and Christianity in Europe and in South Asia.

Indian Consul General at the Faculty

The Consul General of India in Frankfurt, Pratibha Parkar, visited the Department of Catholic Theology on 17 January 2020, to acquire information on Interfaith Studies. During this meeting, further possibilities for cooperation regarding the scholarly research focus of Asian theology were explored. We are very pleased about the successful collaboration!

Shown on photo from left to right: Prof. Sikand, Prof. Dr. Middelbeck-Varwick, Indian Consul General Pratibha Parkar, Dean Prof. Dr. Thomas M. Schmidt

Conference "Celebrating 550th Birthday of Guru Nanak"

In the course of the religious studies seminar on Sikh religion, "Guru Nanak's Global Message to the Humanity", on 7-8 June 2019, the Department of Catholic Theology hosted a festive event and an international conference entitled "Celebrating Guru Nanak's 550th Birthday".

The conference was opened by Faculty Dean Prof. Dr. Thomas M. Schmidt. Among the participants were international guests from India as well as professors and students of Goethe University. The conference was an excellent opportunity for scholarly exchange on the message conveyed by the founder of the Sikh religion, Guru Nanak: "There is no Hindu, and no Muslim, there are only humans." The focus of the contributions by professors, scholarly assistants and students were on Guru Nanak's ideas and Sikh life from the inner and outer perspective. The participants discussed the topicality of Guru Nanak's message for inter-religious dialog and tolerant coexistence of different religions. The conference was concluded by an evening poetry event hosted by the Urdu Society Frankfurt.

Visit of the Indian Consul General

from left to right: Dean Prof. Schmidt; Consul General of India, Pratibha Parkar; Goethe University Vice President Rudolf van Dick and Prof. Sikand

On June 5, the Consul General of India in Frankfurt, Pratibha Parkar, and Consul Chauhan visited the Department of Catholic Theology to talk about possibilities for mutual cooperation.
Consul General Parkar will be contributing to the conference celebrating Guru Nanak's 550th Birthday on the Pentecost weekend, talking about "Why India is Celebrating Worldwide the Philosophy of Guru Nanak".


Buddha Pilgrimage

The field study tour „Buddha Pilgrimage -Buddha Yatra“ to North India and Nepal took place in cooperation with the Institute of comparartive linguistics (Faculty 09) in March-April 2015

People at the faculty

Dean

Prof. Dr. Thomas M. Schmidt

E-Mail: t.schmidt@em.uni-frankfurt.de

Sprechzeit: Do 11-12 Uhr

Büro: IG 1.512

Telefon: 069 / 798-33270

Prodekan

Prof. Dr. Bernd Trocholepczy

E-Mail: trocholepczy@em.uni-frankfurt.de

Sprechzeit: Mo 10-11 Uhr

Büro: NG 1.738

Telefon: 069 / 798 - 33360

Studiendekan

Prof. Dr. Christof Mandry

E-Mail: mandry@em.uni-frankfurt.de

Sprechzeit: Mi 10-11 Uhr

Büro: NG 2.715, Campus Westend

Telefon: 069 / 798 - 33326

Forschungsdekanin

Dr. Carmen Nols

Telefon: 069 / 798 - 33347

Fax: 069 / 798 - 33354

E-Mail: nols@em.uni-frankfurt.de

Büro: NG 1.714

Sprechzeit: nach Vereinbarung

General Management

Dr. Carmen Nols

Telefon: 069 / 798 - 33347

Fax: 069 / 798 - 33354

E-Mail: nols@em.uni-frankfurt.de

Büro: NG 1.714

Sprechzeit: nach Vereinbarung

Dean's Office

Bremer

Sabine Bremer Dipl.-Betriebsw.

Telefon: 069 / 798 - 33346

Fax: 069 / 798 - 33354

E-Mail: s.bremer@em.uni-frankfurt.de

Büro: NG 1.715

Öffnungszeiten: Mo - Fr 9 - 12 Uhr

Aufgaben: Personal, Terminangelegenheiten

Ricarda Groh

Ricarda Groh

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E-Mail: r.groh@em.uni-frankfurt.de

Büro: NG 1.715

Öffnungszeiten: Mo - Fr 9 - 12 Uhr, Di und Do 14 - 15 Uhr

Aufgaben: Haushalt, Promotion, Magisterprüfungen, Lateinzeugnisse, Scheinausgabe

Angelika Neuse

Telefon: 069 / 798 - 33349

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E-Mail: a.neuse@em.uni-frankfurt.de

Büro: NG 1.717

Öffnungszeiten: Di 8:30 - 13 Uhr und nach Vereinbarung

Aufgaben: LSF-Beauftragte, Raumresevierungen


Jan Schäfer M.A.

Telefon: 069 / 798 - 33351

E-Mail: j.schaefer@em.uni-frankfurt.de

Büro: NG 1.718

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Aufgaben: IT-Koordination

Marianne Viehl

Telefon: 069 / 798 - 33348

Fax: 069 / 798 - 33354

E-Mail: viehl@em.uni-frankfurt.de

Büro: NG 1.716

Öffnungszeiten: Mo - Fr 9 - 12 Uhr

Aufgaben: Studentische Angelegenheiten, Studienordnungen, Lehraufträge, Scheinausgabe, Sekretariat Prof. Mandry

David Bartoschek M.A.

E-Mail: bartoschek@em.uni-frankfurt.de

Öffnungszeiten: Mo 10 - 11 Uhr

Büro: NG 1.718

Telefon: -

Student Assistant

Lara Hielscher

E-Mail: l.hielscher@em.uni-frankfurt.de

Studentische Hilfskraft

Lehramt L5 Förderschule (Kath. Theologie, Lernhilfe und Geistige Entwicklung)

Dean's office of studies

David Bartoschek M.A.

E-Mail: bartoschek@em.uni-frankfurt.de

Öffnungszeiten: Mo 10 - 11 Uhr

Büro: NG 1.718

Telefon: -

Angelika Neuse

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Fax: 069 / 798 - 33354

E-Mail: a.neuse@em.uni-frankfurt.de

Büro: NG 1.717

Öffnungszeiten: Di 8:30 - 13 Uhr und nach Vereinbarung

Aufgaben: LSF-Beauftragte, Raumresevierungen

Academic Assistants

Frederike Breuer

Telefon: 069 / 798 - 33387

E-Mail: f.breuer@em.uni-frankfurt.de

Büro: IG 1.717

Sprechzeiten: nach Vereinbarung

Aufgaben: Fachbereichsmarketing, Studierendenberatung


Julia Westendorff

Telefon: 069 / 798 33349

E-Mail: westendorff@em.uni-frankfurt.de

Büro: NG 1.717

Sprechzeit: nach Vereinbarung

Aufgaben: Studiengangskoordination

Faculty & Language Service

Petra Januszewski

Telefon: 069 / 798 - 33323

Fax: 069 / 798 - 32269

E-Mail: Januszewski@em.uni-frankfurt.de

Büro: NG 2.712

Öffnungszeiten: Mo - Fr 9 - 12 Uhr

Aufgaben: Sekretariat Prof. Dr. Schmeller

Selina Roßgardt M.A.

Telefon: 069 / 798 33329

E-Mail: rossgardt@em.uni-frankfurt.de

Büro: NG 2.718

Sprechzeiten: Mo - Do 9:30 - 16:00 Uhr

Aufgaben: Sekretariat Prof. Dr. Schreijäck,
Prof. Dr. Wassilowsky

Equal Opportunity Representatives

Carla Sicking

E-Mail: sicking@em.uni-frankfurt.de

Sprechzeit: nach Vereinbarung

Büro: IG 1.514

Telefon: 069 / 798 - 32938

Student Committee

Student Committee of Faculty (0)07 Catholic Theology

We meet every Wednesday from 12:00 – 2:00 pm in our beloved Student Committee Room NG 2.708. All students are welcome to stop by, get in on the action, and help shape student life at the faculty.

E-Mail: fachschaft07@gmx.de

Contact

Goethe University
Frankfurt Faculty of Catholic Theology
Norbert-Wollheim-Platz 1

60323 Frankfurt am Main  

Sabine Bremer
Ricarda Groh   

Phone: 069 / 798 - 33346 

Fax: 069 / 798 - 33354   

E-Mail Faculty 07:
dekanat07@uni-frankfurt.de


Professorships


Prof. Dr. Christof Mandry

E-Mail: mandry@em.uni-frankfurt.de

Sprechzeit: Mi 10-11 Uhr

Büro: NG 2.715, Campus Westend

Telefon: 069 / 798 - 33326



Prof.'in Dr. Anja Middelbeck-Varwick

E-Mail: middelbeck@em.uni-frankfurt.de

Sprechzeit: Di 9-10 Uhr (vor Ort) nach vorheriger Anmeldung per E-Mail

Büro: IG 1.513

Telefon: 069 / 798 32933



Prof. Dr. Thomas Schmeller

E-Mail: schmeller@em.uni-frankfurt.de

Sprechzeit: Di 14-15 Uhr

Büro: NG 2.711

Telefon: 069 / 798 - 33321



Prof. Dr. Thomas M. Schmidt

E-Mail: t.schmidt@em.uni-frankfurt.de

Sprechzeit: Do 11-12 Uhr

Büro: IG 1.512

Telefon: 069 / 798-33270



Prof. Dr. Thomas Schreijäck

E-Mail: schreijaeck@em.uni-frankfurt.de

Sprechzeit: nach Vereinbarung

Büro: NG 2.719

Telefon: 069 / 798 - 33341



Prof. Dr. Bernd Trocholepczy

E-Mail: trocholepczy@em.uni-frankfurt.de

Sprechzeit: Mo 10-11 Uhr

Büro: NG 1.738

Telefon: 069 / 798 - 33360



Prof. Dr. Günther Wassilowsky

E-Mail: wassilowsky@em.uni-frankfurt.de

Sprechzeit: Forschungssemester

Büro: NG 2.713

Telefon: 069 / 798 - 33324



Prof. Dr. Knut Wenzel

E-Mail: k.wenzel@em.uni-frankfurt.de

Sprechzeit: Mi 10-11 Uhr

Büro: NG 2.714

Telefon: 069 / 798 - 33325


Lectureship                    Senior professorship       Adjunct Professorships


Dr. Martin Nitsche

E-Mail: nitsche@em.uni-frankfurt.de

Sprechzeit: (vor Ort) nach Vereinbarung

Büro: IG 3.353

Telefon: 069 / 798 - 32931



Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Gantke

E-Mail: w.gantke@em.uni-frankfurt.de

Sprechzeit: Mi 12-13 Uhr, sowie nach Vereinbarung

Büro: IG 1.513

Telefon: 069 / 798 - 32933



apl. Prof. Dr. Joachim Valentin

E-Mail: j.valentin@em.uni-frankfurt.de

Sprechzeit: nach Vereinbarung

Büro: IG 3.353

Telefon: 069 / 798 - 32931



apl. Prof.'in Dr. Hildegard Wustmans

E-Mail: h.wustmans@bistumlimburg.de

Sprechzeit: (als VK) nach Vereinbarung

Büro: -

Telefon: 06431 295 503

Research

Degree Courses in Catholic Theology

Master of Religious Communication

The Master of Arts in Religious Communication: Intercultural and Media Perspective deals with the claims to validity of religions, especially the Christian religion. In addition, the program aims to link, from a theological viewpoint, the two major social megatrends - increasing interculturality due to globalization, and changing mediality due to digitalization – with the phenomenon of religious plurality.

Successful completion of the program qualifies students for employment in media companies, in journalism, public relations, adult education or scientific institutions, in publishing houses, or in international cultural politics, associations and companies, particularly in the HR sector, as well as in non-governmental organizations or civil society institutions, parties and foundations. Please note that graduates seeking employment in the German Catholic clergy need to have a degree from a Catholic faculty to apply with the Catholic Church. 

The MA in Religious Communication is only offered in German. Foreign applicants must submit proof of language proficiency at level DSH-2 in accordance with the regulations of the German language examination for university admission (DSH) in its currently valid version, unless they are exempted from the German language examination according to the DSH regulations.

Due to its research orientation, the program can also be completed as preparation for a doctorate and thus for an academic career.

Magister

PLEASE NOTE: Enrollment no longer possible, since the program has been closed down!

PLEASE NOTE: Enrollment no longer possible, since the program has been closed down!

Doctoral degree

Doctorate title “Dr. phil.”

Like many Anglo-Saxon universities, Goethe University also offers a doctorate program in either Catholic Theology (with a focus on biblical studies, church and dogma history, systematic theology or practical theology/religious education), History of Religion/Religious Studies or Philosophy of Religion.

Applicants for a doctorate in either of these fields must have graduated from an academic university in the respective subject (Master of Arts, State Exam, Magister, Diploma or equivalent with a minimum duration of 8 semesters) graded at least “3” (satisfactory). If unable to meet these requirements, applicants must take a supplementary examination which corresponds to the requirements of the oral part of a major subject examination and may require previous supplementary studies. For further information (also regarding the required language skills) please refer to the doctoral regulations of Goethe University Frankfurt.

Doctorate title „Dr. theol.“ in cooperation with Phil.-Theol. Hochschule St. Georgen Frankfurt am Main

There is also the possibility to complete a Dr. theol. at the Philosophical-Theological University of St. Georgen (according to the respective doctoral regulations). Applicants must have a theological diploma. Access can be granted if applicants have completed an MA with a major in Catholic Theology (graded at least “good") or a First State Exam for teaching Catholic Theology at German Gymnasium (graded at least “good"), and take a supplementary examination. Please note that a supplementary course of study is necessary.

The language requirements for the doctorate program leading to the “Dr. theol” degree can be found in the doctoral regulations of the university.

Doctorate title “Dr. phil.”

Like many Anglo-Saxon universities, Goethe University also offers a doctorate program in either Catholic Theology (with a focus on biblical studies, church and dogma history, systematic theology or practical theology/religious education), History of Religion/Religious Studies or Philosophy of Religion.

Applicants for a doctorate in either of these fields must have graduated from an academic university in the respective subject (Master of Arts, State Exam, Magister, Diploma or equivalent with a minimum duration of 8 semesters) graded at least “3” (satisfactory). If unable to meet these requirements, applicants must take a supplementary examination which corresponds to the requirements of the oral part of a major subject examination and may require previous supplementary studies. For further information (also regarding the required language skills) please refer to the doctoral regulations of Goethe University Frankfurt.

Doctorate title „Dr. theol.“ in cooperation with Phil.-Theol. Hochschule St. Georgen Frankfurt am Main

There is also the possibility to complete a Dr. theol. at the Philosophical-Theological University of St. Georgen (according to the respective doctoral regulations). Applicants must have a theological diploma. Access can be granted if applicants have completed an MA with a major in Catholic Theology (graded at least “good") or a First State Exam for teaching Catholic Theology at German Gymnasium (graded at least “good"), and take a supplementary examination. Please note that a supplementary course of study is necessary.

The language requirements for the doctorate program leading to the “Dr. theol” degree can be found in the doctoral regulations of the university.

Doctoral Student Counselling

First point of contact for all (prospective) doctoral candidates are the representatives of the individual disciplines, i.e., the professors of the faculty.

For questions regarding recognition of study credits and admission please contact the chair of the doctoral committee, Professor Dr. Thomas Schreijäck.


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