Clauss Peter Sajak

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Clauß Peter Sajak (born February 23, 1967 in Leverkusen ) is a Roman Catholic theologian and professor of religious education at the Catholic Theological Faculty of the Westphalian Wilhelms University in Münster .


After school and community service, Sajak studied Roman Catholic theology , German language and literature, philosophy and education at the University of Bonn and the University of Freiburg from 1989 to 1995 . He then spent a year at Michigan State University in East Lansing , USA . After his legal clerkship and doctorate, he became a teacher at the Elly Heuss-Knapp Gymnasium in Heilbronn in 1998.

From 2002 to 2008 Sajak worked as a consultant for universities in the Episcopal Ordinariate of the Diocese of Mainz . He completed his habilitation in catechetics and education at the University of Freiburg in 2004 and has been a professor for religious education and didactics of religious education at the Catholic-Theological Faculty of the University of Münster since 2008 . His main research interests are questions of the sustainability of religious education, competence orientation in religious education and the didactics of interreligious learning . He is particularly involved in the Christian-Islamic dialogue .

Publications (selection)

  • Exile as a crisis. Self-disclosure, memory and realization as a contribution of German-language exile literature to a narrative religious didactics . Schwabenverlag, Ostfildern 1998, ISBN 978-3-7966-0935-0 .
  • Understanding the foreign as a gift - On the way to a didactic of religions from a Catholic perspective . LIT-Verlag, Münster 2005, ISBN 978-3-8258-8480-2 .
  • Kippah, chalice and Koran. Interreligious learning with testimonies from the world religions. A practice book . Kösel-Verlag, Munich 2010, ISBN 978-3-466-36896-9 .
  • Teaching religion. Requirements, principles, competencies. Klett / Kallmeyer, Seelze 2013, ISBN 978-3-7800-4900-1 .
  • Together with Judith Könemann and Simone Lechner: Influencing factors of religious education. A qualitative exploratory study. Springer, Wiesbaden 2016, ISBN 978-3658137571 .
  • Interreligious Learning . Scientific Book Society, Darmstadt 2018, ISBN 978-3-534-74325-4 .

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