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Assistent lecturer Dr. Fritsch-Oppermann

Religious Studies

Academic and professional career


Academic background:

  • Studies of Protestant Theology in Göttingen, Munich and Frankfurt am Main; First Theological Examination (1976-1981) 
  • Studies of Social Sciences, Musicology and Philosophy in Göttingen, Frankfurt am Main and Munich (without graduation)
  • Studies of Buddhism and Comparative Cultural Studies at the ICU Tokyo, Japan (1981-1982)
  • Vicariate in Frankfurt am Main and in the Preacher's Seminary Friedberg as well as special vicariate in the Ecumenical Institute Bossey (Switzerland);
  • Second State Examination in Theology at EKHN (1983-1985)
  • Doctorate in Religious Studies / Missiology at the Faculty of Theology in Heidelberg with Prof. Dr. Theo Sundermeier: "Christian Existence in a Buddhist Context: Katsumi Takizawa's and Seiichi Yagi's Dialogue with Buddhism in Japan".

Occupational history:

  • 1985-1987 Pastor of the St.-Pauls-Congregation Frankfurt am Main (EKHN)
  • 1988-1991 Assistant professor (junior professorship) at the RMÖ of the Protestant Theological Department of the University of Hamburg (Philosophy of Religion, Intercultural Hermeneutics and Interreligious Dialogue)
  • 1991-2001 Director of Studies at the Protestant Academy Loccum 
  • 2002-2004 Director of the Protestant Academy in the Rhineland, Mühlheim/Ruhr
  • 2005-2015 Pastor at the EKHN 
  • 2010-2013 Leave of absence for research and literary work
  • 2015 to 2021 Commissioner of the church district Harzer Land for tourism, culture and public relations in the region Oberharz, Ev.-luth. Landeskirche Hannovers; scientific and artistic direction of the cultural church of the region;
  • 2017-2022 Lecturer at the Technical University of Clausthal (Intercultural Hermeneutics and Science).
  • Since 10/2021 pastor of the Ev.-luth. regional church of Hanover, Management Day of Lower Saxony 2022
  • Since SS 2022 lecturer at the FIT (religious studies)

Research focusses:

  • Comparative religion and culture
  • Art and Religion
  • Intercultural philosophy and philosophy of religion
  • Theology and Natural Science
  • Buddhist Christian Studies
  • Influence of culture on business and medical ethics
  • International law, human rights and immigration policy
  • Peace ethics and security policy


Memberships and Collaboration

  • Alumni of the German National Academic Foundation
  • DEKT (collaboration: editorial office of the evangelische aspekte)
  • DGMW (membership)
  • enbcs (European Network of Buddhist Christian Studies) (Board)
  • ESITIS (collaboration)
  • ESSSAT (collaboration)
  • EUARE (European Academy of Religion)
  • Europahaus Burgenland / Academy Pannonien (Advisory Board)
  • GIP (Society for Intercultural Philosophy)
  • RC Clausthal (Membership)
  • Editorial office ZMiss and evangelische aspekte
  • Society of Buddhist Christian Studies

About me

I try, as best I can, to relate practice and theory, science and ecclesiastical activities.

For many years I have been writing poetry and lyrical prose, now and then also texts for new spiritual songs.

In my spare time I like to read and make music. Like to go to the movies, theater, opera and ballet, or art exhibitions. Spend time with friends and family.

I like to ride my bike and swim.

When traveling and during longer stays abroad, I like to immerse myself in foreign worlds and beliefs.