Contact information

Consultation hours

Prof. Dr. Ute Gause

Thursday, 12 - 13 p.m.

via Zoom (after prior notice by mail)

Consultation hours Benedikt Bauer
Monday 12-13 p.m. (zoom-meeting after prior notice and preliminary consultation by e-mail)

Consultation hours Charlotte Langenhorst
Thursday 12-13 p.m. (zoom-meeting after prior notice and preliminary consultation by e-mail)

Open office hours:

Monday: closed
Tuesday: 09:00-13:00 Uhr
Wednesday: 09:00-12:00 Uhr
Thursday: 09:00-12:00 Uhr
Friday: closed

The office can be reached under

Welcome to the Chair of History of Reformation and Newer Church History

Dear students,
dear visitors of this website,

unfortunately, my office hours cannot take place due to the closing of the university. However, you can reach me under

All courses of the chair will be digital. The moodle courses will start at the beginning of the semester. You can register as usual via ecampus.

with best regards,
Ute Gause

We refer to the awarding of the Hanna-Jursch-Prize:

Hanna Jursch 2021/2022 Flyer
Hanna Jursch 2021/2022 Flyer

New Publication

Bbauer Ugause Sündige Sexualität

Benedikt Bauer | Ute Gause (Ed.)
Sinful sexuality and reformatory regulations
Study Series Luther 20

144 pages | paperback
size 15,2 x 22,2 cm
ISBN 978-3-7858-0756-9

now available published by Luther-Verlag at the price of € 12,95

"Desire comes without a special reason, like fleas and lice." (M. Luther)

This volume provides insights into Lutheran negotiation processes of sex, gender and (marriage) norms. Using excerpts from Justus Menius' "Oeconomia Christiana", Philipp Melanchthon's "Aries of the impure Pope Celibate and Forbidden Priestly Marriage" and Martin Luther's Genesis Lecture, the facets of Reformation positions on the subject are illustrated.
It is about questions like: Why is marriage the preferred life ideal of Reformation thought? What are the tasks, rights and duties of the Christian housemother and the Christian housefather? How are gender and sexuality constructed in the wake of Reformation insights and with the help of biblical stories?
An old taboo of the churches: Luther speaks surprisingly open about marriage and sexuality.
A very topical issue in the current discussion about celibacy.

Press article in "Bethel aktuell" about the new Sarepta book

Bild Neues Buch

New Publications

Daughters of Sarepta

(About deaconesses´ lives: between self-denial and self-assertion)

now released for just 22,00€

Historical - Theological Gender Studies (Vol. 8)