Total harmonic distortion Göttingen, Germany, 1967.
Minister Protestant Church in the Rhineland, Gödenroth, Germany, 1968-1978. Professor, minister Protestant Church in Hessen-Hassau, Germany, 1978-1981. Professor Kirchliche Hochschule West Berlin, Germany, 1981-1983.
Director Institute Sociology Religion, West Berlin, 1982—1993. Professor theology Humboldt University Berlin, 1993—1999, director Institute Sociology of Religion, 1993—1999.
Vice chairman German Association for Suicide Prevention, Stuttgart, 1971-1973. Chair Societas Homiletica, Berlin, 1993-1995. Member Academy for Ethics of Medicine, European Academy of Sciences and Arts.
Married Ingeburg Gassmann, October 4, 1962 (divorced 1979). Children: Claus-Christian, Carsten. Married Wiltrud Kernstock, November 16, 1979.
1 child, Ayescha.