Short CV/Education and training

  • 1986 – 1992
    Studied mathematics and Protestant theology toward a teaching qualification for Gymnasium (grammar school) in Frankfurt am Main and Tübingen, Germany

  • 1992
    First state examination in mathematics and Protestant theology

  • 1994 – 1997
    Doctoral fellowship

  • 1997 – 1999
    Academic employee in the Institute of Hermeneutics at the University of Tübingen

  • 1999 – 2006
    Academic assistant in the Institute of Hermeneutics at the University of Tübingen

  • 2001
    Short-term teaching at the University of Cambridge, UK

  • 2004
    Visiting lecturer at the Union Theological Seminary New York City, USA

  • 2006
    Lecturer at Heidelberg University and Saarland University, Germany

  • 2006 – 2007
    Visting professor at Mainz University, Germany

  • 2007 – 2008
    Member in Residence at the Centre of Theological Inquiry, Princeton, NJ, USA

  • 2008 – 2013
    W3 professor of systematic theology and social ethics in the Faculty of Protestant Theology at Mainz University

  • Since 2013
    Full professor at the Institute of Hermeneutics and Religious Philosophy in the Faculty of Theology at the University of Zurich, Switzerland

Selected publications

  • Tietz, C.: Bonhoeffers Kritik der verkrümmten Vernunft. Eine erkenntnistheoretische Untersuchung. Tübingen, 1999.

  • Tietz, C.: Freiheit zu sich selbst. Entfaltung eines christlichen Begriffs von Selbstannahme. Göttingen, 2005.

  • Tietz, C.: Martin Luther im interkulturellen Kontext. Nordhausen, 2008.

  • Tietz, C.: Dietrich Bonhoeffer Jahrbuch / Dietrich Bonhoeffer Yearbook. Gütersloh, 2003 ff.

  • Tietz, C. (Co-ed.): Das Friedenspotential von Religion. Göttingen, 2009.

  • Tietz, C. (Co-ed.): Dietrich Bonhoeffers Theologie heute. Ein Weg zwischen Fundamentalismus und Säkularismus? / Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Theology Today: A Way between Fundamentalism and Secularism? Gütersloh, 2009.

  • Tietz, C.: Christliche Motive in populärer Kultur. In: EvTh 63, 2003. pp. 435-449.

  • Tietz, C.: God’s own country – God’s own politics? Überlegungen zum Verhältnis von Glaube und Politik im letzten amerikanischen Wahlkampf. In: NZSTh 47, 2005. pp. 131-153.

  • Tietz, C.: Krankheit und Verborgenheit Gottes. In: Krankheitsdeutung in der postsäkularen Gesellschaft, ed. by G. Thomas and I. Karle. Stuttgart, 2009. pp. 354-366.

  • Tietz, C.: Was heißt: Gott erhört Gebet? In: ZThK 106, 2009. pp. 327-344.

Selected projects

  • The place of religious motivations in political debates

  • Concepts of dialogue in interreligious dialogue

  • Editor of the Bonhoeffer Handbuch (Bonhoeffer Compendium)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD)

  • Chairperson of the German section of the International Dietrich Bonhoeffer Society

  • Academic advisory board for the Stiftung Bonhoeffer-Lehrstuhl (Bonhoeffer-Chair Foundation) in the Stifterverband (donors' association) for German Science

  • Circle of supporters for the German Research Foundation (DFG)-funded Research Training Group "The Christian churches and the Challenge of Europe (1870 to the present)"

  • Third bilateral working group of the United Evangelical Lutheran Church of Germany (VELKD) and the Conference of Catholic Bishops in Germany, "God and the dignity of humankind"

  • Jury of the Karl-Barth-Award of the UEK (Union of Protestant Churches)

  • Theological Committee of the UEK

  • Synod of the Protestant Church of Hesse and Nassau (EKHN) and of the Theological Committee of the Synod

  • Christian-Muslim Working Group on Theological Episteme from an Interreligious Perspective (Project of the Orient Institute Beirut)


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