Bernhard Maier (religious scholar)

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Bernhard Maier (born February 10, 1963 in Oberkirch (Baden) ) is a German religious scholar who researches and publishes in particular on the culture, religion and language of the Celts .


Bernhard Maier studied Comparative Religious Studies , Comparative Linguistics , Celtic Philology and Semitic Studies at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg , the Aberystwyth University , the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn and the University of London , whereupon he met the King and Goddess in 1989 . The Celtic conception of royalty and its oriental parallels to Dr. phil. received his doctorate. In 1998 he completed his habilitation at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn on the subject of the religion of the Celts: gods, myths, worldview. From 1999 to 2004 he was a Heisenberg fellow of the German Research Foundation .

From 2004 to 2006 Maier was a reader and professor for Celtic at the University of Aberdeen , and since 2006 he has been a professor for general religious studies and European religious history at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen . Bernhard Maier is married and has four children.

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  1. Not every druid is a Celt . In: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung , September 19, 2012, p. 28.