Doctor of Divinity, University Muenster, Germany, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy, University Paderborn, Germany, 1979. Doctor of Divinity Habilitation, University Wuerzburg, 1986.
Junior lecturer University Paderborn, Institute of Theology, Paderborn, Germany, 1971—1981. Lecturer University Goettingen, Institute of Religious Education, Goettingen, Germany, 1981—1990. Teacher Max-Planck-Gymnasium, Germany, 1981—1990.
Visiting professor Erfurt Teachers College, Erfurt, Germany, 1990—1992. Dean Faculty of Social Studies, Erfurt Teachers College, Erfurt, Germany, 1991—1993. Member of senate Erfurt Teachers College, Erfurt, Germany, 1990—1993.
Married Sigrid Maria Zohner, April 17, 1940. Married Hildegunde Maria Susewind, April 12, 1944 (divorced May 16, 1979). 1 child Patrick.