Pure Preul

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Reiner Preul (born August 19, 1940 in Gelsenkirchen ) is a German Protestant theologian .


Reiner Preul studied Protestant theology in Heidelberg and Göttingen . He completed his vicariate in the V. Bodelschwinghsche Anstalten Bethel before he went to Göttingen for further studies, where he received his doctorate in 1969 . He then worked as a research assistant to the pedagogue Karl Ernst Nipkow in Tübingen . From 1975 to 1986 he held the chair for practical theology in Marburg . After his habilitation in 1986 he became professor for practical theology at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel . His main research interests are in the areas of church theory and religious education . Between 1993 and 1996 he was chairman of the practical theology section of the Scientific Society for Theology. Preul is a member of the International Academy of Practical Theology and the Theological Working Group in Pfullingen . After his retirement in 2005, Preul was a university preacher in Kiel and co-editor of the Marburg yearbook theology until 2010 .


  • 2015: ecumenical preaching award for his life's work.


  • Reflection and feeling. Fichte's theology in his pre-Kantian period . Berlin, 1969
  • Categorical education in religious education . Heidelberg, 1973
  • Religion, education, socialization. Studies for the foundation of a religious educational educational theory . Gütersloh 1980, ISBN 3-579-01765-9 .
  • Luther and practical theology. Contributions to Church Action in the Present . Marburg 1989, ISBN 3-7708-0889-4 .
  • Church theory. Nature, shape and functions of the Protestant church . Berlin 1997, ISBN 3-11-015495-1 .
  • So help me God! Religion in modern society . Darmstadt 2003, ISBN 3-7708-1277-8 .

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Individual evidence

  1. Preul: Vita , uni-kiel.de, accessed June 28, 2015.
  2. University preacher Preul receives German Sermon Award ( Memento from March 4, 2016 in the Internet Archive ), ekd.de, message from June 26, 2015.