Eberhard Winkler (theologian)

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Martin Eberhard Winkler (born July 23, 1933 in Königsberg ) is a German Protestant pastor and professor emeritus for practical theology at the theological faculty of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg .


After attending school (first in Königsberg in East Prussia , then in Kaufungen and Waldenburg in Saxony ), Winkler completed an apprenticeship as a carpenter in Kaufungen and worked as a journeyman carpenter in Limbach-Oberfrohna . From 1952 to 1955 he attended the mission seminar in Leipzig and then studied theology at the University of Rostock until 1960 . While he was doing his vicariate in Kölzow and Rostock, he received his doctorate in 1961 with a thesis on exegetical methods with Meister Eckhart in Rostock. In 1963 the second church examination followed, in 1965 the habilitation (about the funeral sermon in German Lutheranism to Spener ) and ordination in Rostock. Afterwards he was pastor in Rostock, but in 1966 he moved to the University of Halle as a lecturer in practical theology , where he was appointed professor of practical theology in 1969. In addition, he was parish administrator in Halle-Büschdorf from 1967 to 1975 and in Gutenberg from 1975 to 1997 .

After his retirement he was a substitute professor for practical theology at the Humboldt University of Berlin from 1998 to 1999 . From 1971 to 2000 Winkler was co-editor of the Theologische Literaturzeitung , from 1987 to 1992 he was President of the Leipzig Gustav-Adolf-Werk .

He lives in Gutenberg, is married and has four children.

Works (selection)

  • Exegetical methods with Meister Eckhart . Tübingen (Mohr (Siebeck)) 1965.
  • The funeral sermon in German Lutheranism to Spener . Munich (Kaiser) 1967.
  • The Reformation Sermon . Berlin (Evangelische Verlagsanstalt) and Stuttgart (Calwer) 1967.
  • The community and its office . Berlin (Evangelische Verlagsanstalt) and Stuttgart (Calwer), ISBN 978-3-7668-0418-1 .
  • Communication and preaching . Berlin (Evangelische Verlagsanstalt) 1977.
  • Luther's impulses for today's parish practice . Berlin 1983, ISBN 978-3-7668-0701-4 .
  • Gates to life. Baptism-confirmation-marriage-funeral . Neukirchen-Vluyn 1995, ISBN 978-3-7887-1523-6 .
  • Practical theology elementary . Neukirchen-Vluyn 1997, ISBN 978-3-7887-1597-7 .
  • Community between the national church and the diaspora . Neukirchen-Vluyn 1998, ISBN 978-3-7887-1700-1 .
  • Freedom and responsibility. Why Luther is up to date . Leipzig 2013, ISBN 978-3-374-03125-2 .


  • Association for pastors in the Evangelical Church of the ecclesiastical province of Saxony (ed.), Veronika Albrecht-Birkner (arrangement): Pastors' book of the ecclesiastical province of Saxony. Volume 10: Series Pastorum, Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, Leipzig 2009, p. 28, ISBN 978-3-374-02142-0 . ( online ).

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