He studied Catholic theology from 1991 to 1994 and from 2000 to 2002 at the University of Mainz , the PTH Sankt Georgen and the University of Munich . From 1992 to 1996 he studied philosophy at the PTH St. Georgen and the University of Philosophy in Munich . He obtained his Magister Artium in philosophy in 1996 from the University of Philosophy, his doctorate in 2001 in philosophy from the University of Philosophy, the 2002 diploma in Catholic theology from the University of Munich, his habilitation in 2010 in philosophy from the University of Philosophy and his doctorate in 2017 in Catholic theology at the Paderborn Theological Faculty . From 2000 to 2002 he was scientific coordinator of the DFG graduate college The Concept of Religious Experience in European Religion and Theory of Religion and its Influence on Non- European Religions - Munich. From 2002 to 2004 he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Graduate School The Concept of Religious Experience - Munich. As a lecturer he taught philosophy of religion and history of philosophy at the Philosophy College from 2002 to 2007. From 2007 to 2009 he was a Research Scholar at Georgetown University with a Feodor Lynen Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and Georgetown University. From 2010 to 2016 he was a research assistant at the Theological Faculty in Paderborn. From 2011 to 2018 he taught as a private lecturer at the University of Philosophy with a teaching position for the philosophy of religion and the history of philosophy. From 2016 to 2018 he was a consultant for basic theological work and retreats in the Archbishop's General Vicariate in Paderborn. He took over the chair for systematic philosophy at the Theological Faculty Paderborn in 2018.
His focus is on the philosophy of language (especially the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein) and epistemology, the practical philosophy of Aristotle and its modern reception (virtue epistemology and the epistemology of John Henry Newman) and the experience component in the metaphysics of Plotinus.
- Wittgenstein's Phenomenology of Religion. For the rehabilitation of religious forms of expression in the age of the scientific worldview (= Munich philosophical studies. New series. Volume 20). Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 2002, ISBN 3-17-017270-0 (also dissertation, University of Philosophy Munich 2001).
- John Henry Newman's theory of religious knowledge (= Munich philosophical studies. New series. Volume 31). Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 2011, ISBN 978-3-17-021830-7 (also habilitation thesis, Munich University of Philosophy 2010).
- as editor with Bernd Irlenborn : Analytical Philosophy of Religion (= New Paths of Research. Philosophy ). Scientific Book Society, Darmstadt 2013, ISBN 978-3-534-24912-1 .
- Faith, Reason, and Character. Virtue Epistemology as a religious-philosophical epistemology (= Munich philosophical studies. New series. Volume 33). Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 2018, ISBN 3-17-034473-0 (also dissertation, Theological Faculty Paderborn 2017).
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German philosopher and university professor|
|DATE OF BIRTH||1971|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Neunkirchen (Saar)|