Prof. Dr. Friederike Nüssel

Portrait Nuessel

Contact

Ecumenical Institute
Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg
Plankengasse 1
D – 69117 Heidelberg
Tel.: +49-6221-543341
Friederike.nuessel@oek.uni-heidelberg.de

Personal

Born in Heidelberg 1961, married, two children

Education

2000 Ordination as minister in the Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Bavaria (Germany)

1999 Venia legendi in Systematic Theology and Lecturer at the Department of Systematic Theology, Protestant Faculty of Theology at University of Munich

1998 Habilitation (second dissertation) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Gunther Wenz and Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult Wolfhart Pannenberg, F.B.A.

1993/4 Dr. theol., Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult Wolfhart Pannenberg, F.B.A. (summa cum laude)

1989 Examination in Theology (Magister Theologiae), Karlsruhe/Heidelberg

1986 Diploma in Theology and Ethics, King’s College London.

 

Work experience

2006 - present Full Professor of Systematic Theology, Director of the Ecumenical Institute and Dean of Ecumenical International Student Hall, Faculty of Theology, Heidelberg University

2001-2006 Full Professor of Systematic Theology and Director of the Ecumenical Institute, Protestant Theological Faculty of the University of Münster

1999-2001 Private Docent at the Department of Systematic Theology, Protestant Theological Faculty of the University of Munich (LMU)

1991-1999 Lecturer in Systematic Theology, Protestant Theological Faculty of the University of Munich

1986-1991 Tutor in Systematic Theology, Protestant Theological Faculty of the University of Munich

 

Memberships

  • Society of Academic Theology in Germany, Austria and Switzerland
  • American Academy of Religion
  • Review Board for Theology and Religious Studies of the German Research Foundation
  • Advisory Board of the Heidelberg School for Jewish Studies — Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg
  • Advisory Board of Study Seminar of the United Lutheran Church in Germany
  • Advisory Board of Bensheim Confessional Institute — Konfessionskundliches Institut Bensheim

 

Awards / Research Fellowships

04/2017 – 03/2018  Research Fellow at the Marsilius-Kolleg of Heidelberg University

02-04/2016 Visiting Professor at the Gregorian University, Rome

2013/14 Research Fellow at the Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton, NJ, in the program “Religious Experience and Moral Identity”

2009/10 Research Fellow at the Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton, NJ

 

Editorial Boards

  • Series ‘Theologische Bibliothek Töpelmann’ (‘Töpelmann Theological Library’), Walter de Gruyter, Berlin/New York
  • Series ‘Dogmatik in der Moderne’ (‘Modern Dogmatics’), Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen
  • Series ‘Themen der Theologie’ (‘Themes in Theology’) Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen
  • Journal ‘Theologische Literaturzeitung’ ( a comprehensive journal reviewing publications in theology and religious studies) Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, Leipzig
  • Journal ‘zeitzeichen: Evangelische Kommentare zu Religion und Gesellschaft’ (‘Signs of the Times: Protestant comments on religion and society’), Gemeinschaftswerk der Evangelischen Publizistik gGmbH.

 

Academic Leadership Positions

4/2017 - present Speaker of the Research Council of Field of Focus 3, ‘Cultural Dynamics in Globalized Worlds,’ Heidelberg University

4/2017 Dean of Education, Theological Faculty, Heidelberg University

2010-2013 Vice Rector of Education, Heidelberg University

2006-2009  Dean of Education, Theological Faculty, Heidelberg University

 

Dialogue Groups/Commissions

  • Joint Working Group between the Vatican and the World Council of Churches
  • International Lutheran/Roman-Catholic Commission for Christian Unity
  • Commission "Churches in Dialogue,” of the Conference of European Churches
  • Advisory Board for Ecumenism in the Council of the Communion of Protestant Churches in Europe
  • Chamber for Global Ecumenism in the Protestant Church of Germany
  • Ecumenical Working Group of Protestant and Catholic Theologians in Germany
  • Trialogue between the Mennonite World Conference, Lutheran World Federation and Council for Promoting Christian Unity (Co-Chair)
  • Theological Conference between the Church of England and the Protestant Church of Germany (Co-Chair)

 

Selected Publications

  • Editor and Author (with Hans-Peter Großhans). Lutherische Theologie in außereuropäischen Kontexten: Eine Zusammenschau aus Anlass des 500. Reformationsjubiläums (translation of title: Lutheran Theology in Non-European Contexts: A Synopsis on the Occasion of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation). Leipzig 2017.
  • Author. “Catholicity – Exclusive or Inclusive?” in: D. Heller/P. Szentpétery (Eds.), Catholicity under Pressure: The Ambiguous Relationship between Diversity and Unity. Beiheft ÖR 105, Leipzig 2016, 239-250.
  • Author. “God Sharing in the conditio humana: Reflections on the Potential of Christian Imagery from a Lutheran Perspective,” in: M. Welker/W. Schweiker (eds.), Images of the Divine and Cultural Orientations: Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Voices. Leipzig 2015, 103-114.
  • Author. “Protestant Concepts of Freedom and Their Foundation in Biblical Traditions: A Comparison between the Approaches of Karl Barth and Wolfhart Pannenberg,” in: M. Welker (Ed.), Quests for Freedom: Biblical – Historical – Contemporary. Neukirchen-Vluyn 2015, 161-175.
  • Author. “Reformatorische Grundlagen der Theologie” (“Reformation Foundations of Theology”), in: G. Frank/V. Leppin/H. J. Selderhuis (Hgg.), in: Wem gehört die Reformation? (To Whom Does the Reformation Belong?). Freiburg/Basel/Wien 2013, 204-237.
  • Author. “Wie ist ökumenischer Konsens evangelisch möglich? Fundamentaltheologische Überlegungen im Anschluss an eine innerevangelische Debatte” (“How is Ecumenical Consensus Evangelically Possible? Fundamental Theological Considerations Following an Inner Evangelical Debate”), in: ZThK 106 (2009), 434-457.
  • Author (with Dorothea Sattler). Einführung in die Ökumenische Theologie (Introduction to Ecumenical Theology). Darmstadt 2008.
  • Author. “Die Aufgabe der Dogmatik im Zusammenhang der Theologie” (“The Task of Dogmatics in the Context of Theology”), in: I. U. Dalferth (Hg.), Eine Wissenschaft oder viele? Die Einheit evangelischer Theologie in der Sicht ihrer Disziplinen. ThLZ.F 17, Leipzig 2006, 77-98.
  • Author. Allein aus Glauben: Zur Entwicklung der Rechtfertigungslehre in der konkordistischen und frühen nachkonkordistischen Theologie (By Faith Alone: Towards the Development of the Doctrine of Justification in Concordist and early Post-Concord Theology). FSÖTh 95, Göttingen 2000.
  • Author. Bund und Versöhnung: Zur Begründung der Dogmatik bei Johann Franz Buddeus (Covenant and Reconciliation: A Justification of the Dogmatics of Johann Franz Buddeus). FSÖTh 77, Göttingen 1996.
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