Hans Maier (politician)
education and profession
After graduating from high school at the Berthold-Gymnasium in Freiburg , Hans Maier studied history, German, Romance studies and philosophy in Freiburg , Munich and Paris . In 1956 he passed the state examination for the higher teaching post and received his doctorate in 1957 on the subject of Revolution and the Church: Studies on the History of the Development of Christian Democracy in France . In 1962 he completed his habilitation as a student of Arnold Bergstraesser and, after several appointments, became professor of political science at the Geschwister-Scholl-Institut at the University of Munich in the same year . He is assigned to the Freiburg School of Political Science.
From 1970 to 1986 Hans Maier was Bavarian Minister of Culture . In the first few years of his tenure he was a member of neither the state parliament nor the CSU . In 1978 he was elected for the constituency of Günzburg in the Bavarian state parliament, to which he belonged until his resignation on December 31, 1987. When the then Prime Minister Franz Josef Strauss divided the Ministry of Education between education and culture and between science and art after the state elections in 1986, Maier resigned from his office.
From 1985 to 1988 Hans Maier was President of the German Stage Association - Federal Association of German Theaters. In 1988 (until his retirement in 1999) he took over the Guardini chair for Christian worldview, religious and cultural theory at the LMU Munich . In addition, the passionate organist Maier was President of the Central Committee of German Catholics from 1976 to 1988 , to which he belonged for many more years. In 1996 he was awarded the Görres Society's Ring of Honor for his work . In 2004 he was elected a full member of the Philosophical-Historical Class of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences . Since 1976 he has been a member of the German Academy for Language and Poetry .
In 2011, Gerhard Ludwig Müller (2002 to 2012 Bishop of Regensburg) banned Maier from appearing in church rooms. In his biography, Maier had previously criticized the church's withdrawal from pregnancy conflict counseling - operated by Joseph Ratzinger (2005-2013 Pope Benedict XVI. ) , Among others - at the end of the 1990s - and campaigned for Donum Vitae .
Maier has been married since 1962 and has six daughters; he lives in Munich. He became known in political science, among other things, for his publications on political religion . He was also co-editor of the weekly newspaper Rheinischer Merkur . In 2009 the Hans-Maier-Realschule in Ichenhausen was named after him.
Awards and honors
- 1972: Bavarian Order of Merit
- 1973: Bamberg's ring of honor
- 1973: Cross of Merit on Ribbon of the Federal Republic of Germany
- 1975: Great Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
- 1975: Grand Cross of the New Year's Eve
- 1978: Great Cross of Merit with Star of the Federal Republic of Germany
- 1981: Officer of the Legion of Honor
- 1982: Dr. jur. hc - University of Tübingen
- 1983: Great Cross of Merit with Star and Shoulder Ribbon of the Federal Republic of Germany
- 1985: Jacob Burckhardt Prize of the Goethe Foundation Basel
- 1986: Spidem crystal for services to contemporary music creation
- 1987: German Prize for Monument Protection : Karl-Friedrich-Schinkel-Ring
- 1987: Wilhelm Hausenstein award from the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts
- 1987: Honorary Senator of the University of Music in Würzburg
- 1988: Honorary Senator of the University of Music in Munich
- 1988: Dr. jur. hc - University of Bayreuth
- 1988: Dr. phil. hc - University of Augsburg
- 1988: Dr. phil. hc - University of Würzburg
- 1989: Grand Cross of the Papal Order of Knights of St. Gregory the Great
- 1992: Dr. phil. hc - University of Passau
- 1993: Bavarian Maximilian Order for Science and Art
- 1993: Werner Egk Prize of the City of Donauwörth
- 1994: Merit Medal of the State of Baden-Württemberg
- 1996: Dr. phil. hc - University of Kiev
- 1996: Dr. phil. hc - University of Bamberg
- 1996: Ring of Honor of the Görres Society
- 1996: Bavarian Constitutional Medal in silver (1996) and gold (1999)
- 1998: Gold Medal of Honor from the Elisabeth J. Saal Foundation for Humanistic Education in Bavaria
- 1999: Cicero Speaker Award
- 1999: Romano Guardini Prize from the Catholic Academy in Bavaria
- 2005: Eugen Kogon Prize
- 2005: Bavarian Culture Prize
- 2009: Karl Bosl Medal from the Bavarian Association of Philologists
- 2012: Grand Prize of the Bavarian People's Foundation.
- 2014: Karl Jaspers Prize .
- 2017: Dolf Sternberger Prize.
- Revolution and Church, Studies on the Early History of Christian Democracy 1789-1850 , Freiburg 1959. 1965. 1973
- Thomas Aquinas . Paderborn 1961
- Political Science in Germany. Essays on teaching tradition and educational practice , Munich 1969.
- Critique of Political Theology . Einsiedeln 1970
- Democracy in the church. Possibilities and limits. With Joseph Ratzinger . (1970, also in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Polish), new edition: Matthias-Grünewald, Lahn, Limburg 2000, ISBN 3-7867-8348-9 .
- Political Religions - The Totalitarian Regimes and Christianity. Herder, Freiburg im Breisgau 1995, ISBN 3-451-04414-5 .
Collected Writings. Beck, Munich 2006–2010:
- Volume 1: Revolution and Church. On the early history of Christian democracy. With an afterword by Bronisław Geremek . 2006, ISBN 978-3-406-55016-4 .
- Volume 2: Political Religions. With an afterword by Michael Burleigh . 2007, ISBN 978-3-406-56216-7 .
- Volume 3: Culture and Political World. With an afterword by Harald Weinrich . 2008, ISBN 978-3-406-57156-5 .
- Volume 4: The older German political and administrative theory. With an afterword by Michael Stolleis . 2009, ISBN 978-3-406-57157-2 .
- Volume 5: The Germans and their history. With an afterword by Hans-Peter Schwarz . 2010, ISBN 978-3-406-57158-9 .
- Bad years, good years. A life 1931 ff. Autobiography. Beck, Munich 2011, ISBN 978-3-406-61285-5 .
- Thomas Noetzel : Hans Maier - traditional holdings of the summum bonum. In: Hans Karl Rupp / Thomas Noetzel (ed.): Power, freedom, democracy. Volume 2: The second generation of West German political science. Schüren Verlag, Marburg 1994, pp. 99-110.
- Heinrich Oberreuter : Responsibility in society, state and church: Hans Maier. In: Hans-Rüdiger Schwab (Ed.): Stubbornness and attachment. Catholic intellectuals in the 20th century. Butzon & Bercker, Kevelaer 2009, pp. 615–630.
- Hans Otto Seitschek (ed.): Christ and time. Hans Maier on his 75th birthday. Symposium at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich on June 17, 2006. Academic Publishing House, Munich 2007.
- Hans Otto Seitschek: Hans Maier (born 1931). In: Eckhard Jesse / Sebastian Liebold (eds.): German political scientists - work and effect. From Abendroth to Zellentin. Nomos, Baden-Baden 2014, pp. 525-537.
- Theo Stammen / Heinrich Oberreuter / Paul Mikat (eds.): Politics - Education - Religion. Hans Maier on his 65th birthday. Schöningh, Paderborn et al. 1996.
- Literature by and about Hans Maier in the catalog of the German National Library
- Hans Maier's website with a detailed biography and bibliography
- Foundingfrom 1970.
- Bishop Müller forbids reading with the ex-ZdK boss
- Pope Francis unsettles the German bishops
- Literary Society Gräfelfing ( Memento from April 19, 2014 in the Internet Archive )
- List of the bearers of the honor ring of the city of Bamberg
- Announcement of awards of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. In: Federal Gazette . Vol. 25, No. 43, March 9, 1973.
- Announcement of awards of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. In: Federal Gazette . Vol. 30, No. 194, October 13, 1978.
- AAS 82 (1990), n. 4, p. 409
- Alfred Selmaier: Is Europe really exhausted in the euro? 15 years of citizens' initiative to promote humanistic education in Bavaria: III. Eulogy. In: Forum Classicum 41, 1, 1998, pp. 8-9.
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German political scientist and politician (CSU), MdL|
|DATE OF BIRTH||June 18, 1931|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Freiburg in Breisgau|