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Prof. Dr. Jörg Dierken

Prof. Dr. Jörg Dierken

Prof. Dr. Jörg Dierken

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Mailing Adress:
Prof. Dr. Jörg Dierken
Institut für Systematische Theologie und Praktische Theologie und Religionswissenschaft
Franckeplatz 1/30
06099 Halle/Saale

Office Hours:
Thursday 11:00-12:00 (Haus 26, 2nd floor)


Born in1959

Studied theology and philosophy in Göttingen, Heidelberg and Frankfurt am Main Doctorate in theology from Heidelberg in1987

Vicar (pastor-in-training) at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oldenburg i.O.

Habilitation scholarship award of the Fritz-Thyssen-Foundation

1994: Habilitation; Private Docent for Systematic Theology in Frankfurt am Main

1995: Appointed Professor of Systematic Theology in the core areas of Ethics and Philosophy of Religion at Hamburg University

2005-2008: Founding Dean of the Faculty of the Humanities

Since 2010: Professor of Systematic Theology/Ethics at the Faculty of Theology, Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

2010-2014: Spokesperson for Saxony Anhalt’s Cluster of Excellence with the research focus “Enlightenment – Religion – Knowledge. Transformations in the Religious and Rational Dimensions of Modernity”.

2014-2016: Dean of the Faculty of Theology

Since 2012: First Chairman of the Schleiermacher Society.

Research interests and Projects

  • Foundations of Theological Ethics
  • Current Material-Ethical Problems (medicine and bio-politics, law, economy, etc.)
  • Religion and the Current Relevance of the Enlightenment
  • Religion and Religions
  • Philosophy of Religion and Philosophical Theology, in particular, German Idealism
  • Subjectivity and Intersubjectivity
  • Protestantism and Modern Culture
  • Modern History of Theology


  • Schleiermacher Society
  • Troeltsch Society / Troeltsch-Gesellschaft
  • Germany Association for the Philosophy of Religion / Deutsche Gesellschaft für Religionsphilosophie
  • Scientific Association for Theology / Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Theologie


List of Publications Dierken (02/2024)
Schriftenverzeichnis 02_2024.pdf (328.7 KB)  vom 29.02.2024