Martin H. Jung

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Martin H. Jung (born July 22, 1956 in Bietigheim-Bissingen ) is a Protestant theologian and professor of historical theology.


After graduating from high school in 1975 in Bietigheim, Jung initially worked in the voluntary social peace service for the Action atonement in Israel, among others with the later Roman Catholic priest Manfred Deselaers . From 1977 to 1984 he studied Protestant theology in Tübingen and Berlin and then passed the first ecclesiastical examination in the Württemberg regional church. Jung spent his vicariate, combined with religious instruction at secondary schools, in Lauffen am Neckar and was ordained in 1987 after passing the second church examination. From 1987 to 1990 he was an assistant to Ulrich Köpf in Tübingen and received his doctorate in 1990 with a thesis on The Württemberg Church and the Jews in the Period of Pietism . After two years of pastoral service and religious instruction in Nehren , Jung returned to the University of Tübingen and received his habilitation there in 1996 ( Habilitation thesis : Piety and Theology with Philipp Melanchthon. Prayer in the life and teaching of the reformer ). During the doctorate as well as during the habilitation period, he carried out teaching activities in Tübingen. In 1996, Jung held a professorship in Siegen , before taking on an assistant professorship in Basel in 1997 . In 2002 he was appointed to Osnabrück and since then has held the chair for Historical Theology: Church history , dogma, theology and denominational history as well as ecumenical theology there at the Institute for Protestant Theology . In addition to research and teaching, Jung also participates to a large extent in academic self-administration.

Publications (selection)


  • The Württemberg Church and the Jews in the Period of Pietism (1675–1780) (Studies on Church and Israel 13). Berlin 1992 [zugl. Tübingen, Univ., Diss., 1990].
  • Piety and Theology with Philipp Melanchthon. Prayer in the life and teaching of the Reformer (Contributions to Historical Theology 102). Tübingen 1998 [incl. Tübingen, Univ., Habil., 1995/96].
  • Women of pietism. From Johanna Regina Bengel to Erdmuthe Dorothea von Zinzendorf. Ten portraits . Gütersloh 1998.
  • Protestantism in Germany from 1815 to 1870 (Church history in individual representations III / 3). Leipzig 2000.
  • Protestantism in Germany from 1870 to 1945 (Church history in individual representations III / 5). Leipzig 2002.
  • "I'm not a prophet ..." Johann Albrecht Bengel. Theologian, teacher, pietist . Stuttgart 2002.
  • Introduction to theology , with the participation of Tim Lindfeld and Stephanie Gwosdz. Darmstadt 2004, audio book: Darmstadt 2008.
  • Pietism (Fischer compact). Frankfurt / Main 2005, 2nd edition 2014.
  • The Reformation. Theologians, politicians, artists . Göttingen 2008, Japanese translation Tokyo 2017.
  • Jews and Christians. The history of Christian-Jewish relations . Darmstadt 2008.
  • Church history (basic knowledge of Christianity 3). Göttingen 2010.
  • Philipp Melanchthon and his time . Göttingen 2010, 2., verb. 2010 edition, Japanese translation Tokyo 2012, Hungarian translation Budapest 2012, Korean translation Seoul 2013.
  • Reformation and Confessional Era (1517–1648) (basic knowledge of theology and religious studies). Göttingen 2012.
  • Church history (UTB basics). Tübingen 2014, 2nd edition 2017.
  • The Reformation. Wittenberg - Zurich - Geneva. 1517–1555 (marixwissen), Wiesbaden 2016, 2nd edition 2017.

Anthologies and editions

  • I am calling to you. Prayers of the reformer Philipp Melanchthon , with the assistance of Gerhard Weng, ed. by Klaus-Dieter Kaiser on behalf of the Melanchthon Committee of the EKD. Frankfurt / Main 1996, 2., verb. 1997 edition, 3rd edition 1997, 4th edition 2010.
  • "My heart burned right in the love of Jesus". Autobiographies of pious women from Pietism and the Awakening Movement (Theological Studies). Aachen 1999.
  • Christian Adam Dann and Albert Knapp: Against cruelty to animals. Early calls for animal welfare from the Württemberg Pietism (Small Texts of Pietism 7). Leipzig 2002.
  • Nuns, prophets, church mothers. Church and piety history studies on women of the Reformation period . Leipzig 2002.
  • 16th century theologians. Humanism, Reformation, Catholic Renewal. An introduction , ed. according to with Peter Walter. Darmstadt 2002.
  • Theologians of the 17th and 18th centuries. Confessional Age, Pietism, Enlightenment , ed. according to with Peter Walter. Darmstadt 2003.
  • Successors, visionaries, church critics. Studies of theology and the history of piety on Pietism . Leipzig 2003.
  • Risk reconciliation. The "Dattelner Last Supper", Etienne Bach, Gertrud Kurz and the "Crusaders for Peace". With a new edition of Etienne Bach's lecture "How I, as a Frenchman, would like to work with Germans" (1931) (Osnabrück Studies on Historical and Ecumenical Theology 1). Aachen 2014.
  • Places of the Reformation: Osnabrück , ed. according to with Friedemann breakdowns. Leipzig 2015.
  • Read Luther. The central texts , ed. from the office of VELKD. Göttingen 2016, 2nd, verb. and exp. Edition 2016, audio book: Göttingen 2017.

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