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Rainer Wilhelm Volp

researcher , theology educator

Rainer Wilhelm Volp, German theology educator, researcher. Recipient Grand prize, Association German Architects, 1975. President Evangelischer Kirchbautag, Berlin, 1971—1998; Member of Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft, Deutscher Werkbund.

Background

Volp, Rainer Wilhelm was born on October 11, 1931 in Worms, Germany. Son of Carl and Anna (Storck) Volp.

Education

Student, University Heidelberg. Exam Review graduate, University Marburg, Germany, 1955. Total harmonic distortion Marburg, Germany, 1964.

Career

Ordained to ministry Lutheran Church, 1960. Lecturer University Paris, 1956—1957. Pastor churches, Dillenburg & Mainz Germany, 1960—1968.

Scholar German Research Foundation, Marburg, 1968—1970. University professor theology University Mainz, 1979—1998. Director Institut fur Kirchenbau und kirchliche Kunst der Gegenwart der Evangelical Kirche in Deutschland, Marburg, 1972—1975, dean department theology, 1983—1985.

Works

  • Author: (book) Kunstwerk als Symbol, 1966, Liturgik, 2 vols., 1992. Author: (public) (book) Zeichen- Semiotik in Theologie und Gottesdienst, 1983.

    Editor: (journal) Kunst und Kirche.

Membership

President Evangelischer Kirchbautag, Berlin, 1971—1998. Member of Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft, Deutscher Werkbund.

Connections

Married Hildegard Starke, April 2, 1964. Children: Annette, Hans-Henrich, Clemens-Ulrich.

father:
Carl Volp

mother:
Anna (Storck) Volp

spouse:
Hildegard Starke

children:
Annette Volp

Hans-Henrich Volp

Clemens-Ulrich Volp