1981-1988 studies of Protestant theology in Wuppertal, Tübingen, Bern and
1989-1966 appointed by the synod of the Protestant church
district in Bonn for Christian-Muslim-Dialogue.
After serving as a vicar he was appointed as programme director of the Evangelisch-Theologisches
Studienhaus Adolf-Clarenbach 1991-1996, maintained by the Protestant church of
Rhineland in Bonn.
1997 doctorate at the Kirchliche Hochschule Wuppertal with a dissertation
on the dialogue between Christians and Muslims, Co-founder of the academic
series “Studien zum interreligiösen Dialog” (ebv Hamburg / Waxmann-Verlag
Münster). Until 2012 pastor of the Protestant church in the Principality of
Since 2002, lecturer for ecumenical theology at University of Lucerne. 2007 fellowship at Harvard Divinity School in Boston-Cambridge (USA). Since 2012 different lectures at the Pädagogische
Hochschule of Heidelberg resp. at the Pädagogische Hochschule of Karlsruhe, 2017 at the Weltethos-Institut at the University of Tübingen and since 2018 at the University of Munich.
He is married to Karin Ritter and father of two
Status: May 7, 2018