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Hans Schwarz

minister , theology educator

Hans Schwarz, German theology educator, minister. Ordained to ministry Lutheran Church Bavaria, 1966. Recipient Frederik A. Schiotz award, American Lutheran Church, 1974, Great Cross, Patriarch Romanian Orthodox Church. Member of Deutsche-Skandinavische Gesellschaft Religionsphilosophie Karl Heim Gesellschaft (vice president 1982-1995, since 1995), Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft Theologie, American Academy Religion.

Background

Schwarz, Hans was born on January 5, 1939 in Schwabach, Germany. Came to the United States, 1967. Son of Johann and Babette (Götz) Schwarz.

Education

Doctor of Theology, Erlangen University, 1963. Doctor honorary, University Oradea, 2001.

Career

Assistant pastor St. Peter's Church, Erlangen-Bruck, 1965-1966. Instructor to Edward C. Fendt Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, Ohio, 1967-1981. Professor Protestant theology Regensburg University, Bavaria, Federal Republic Germany, since 1981.

Adjunct professor systematic theology Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Columbia, South Carolina, since 1985. Ecumenical relations officer Griechisch-deutsche Initiative, Wurzburg, since 1981. President Redeemer Lutheran Church, Columbus, 1980-1981.

Achievements

  • Ordained to ministry Lutheran Church Bavaria, 1966.

Works

  • Author 20 theological books in English and German. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member of Deutsche-Skandinavische Gesellschaft Religionsphilosophie Karl Heim Gesellschaft (vice president 1982-1995, since 1995), Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft Theologie, American Academy Religion.

Connections

Married Hildegard Höfling. Children: Claudia, Hans, Krista.

father:
Johann Schwarz

mother:
Babette (Götz) Schwarz

spouse:
Hildegard Höfling

children:
Claudia Schwarz

Hans Schwarz

Krista Schwarz