The Chair of Practical Theology

Offers lectures and seminars in the degree courses Magister Theologiae, Master of Arts, Bachelor of Arts, and Master of Education. The main areas of education include homiletics (i.e. rhetoric of public preaching), poimenics (i.e. pastoral theology), and liturgics (i.e. study of liturgy). Other seminars and lectures deal with questions of lifestyle and conduct of life (gender, sexuality, sexual orientation, love, marriage, family) and their significance for religious practice. The function of religion and spirituality and the possibilities and limitations of the church as an organisation in the modern era are examined in the context and from the perspective of sociology of religion, psychology of religion, and theology. In the process, contemporary issues are debated, inquiring into potential (re-)interpretation of (biblical) Christian traditions and the organisation of Christian religious practices.