Walter Simonis

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Walter Simonis (born November 5, 1940 in Hamburg , grew up in Düsseldorf ; † August 30, 2012 in Bad Kohlgrub ) was a German Roman Catholic theologian and taught at the University of Würzburg until his retirement in 2005 .

After studying law in Würzburg, he received his doctorate in 1964 with a thesis on discipline and the criminal law of the Bursfeld congregation for Dr. iur. He then completed a degree in philosophy and theology in Innsbruck and Rome . He was ordained a priest in Rome on October 10, 1968 . As a research assistant at the University of Würzburg, he received his doctorate in 1970 on Ecclesia visibilis et invisibilis ("Visible and Invisible Church"), and in 1971 he completed his habilitation with a thesis on Trinity and Reason. Historical and systematic studies on the rational provability of the Trinity . In 1971 he became a private lecturer, in 1972 a university lecturer. From 1978 to 2005 he was professor of dogmatics and the history of dogma at the University of Würzburg.

In his book Mark, the Evangelist and Disciple whom Jesus loved , he set up a new theory about the favorite disciple of John's gospel.


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  1. a b The year 2012 in the Diocese of Würzburg: August .
  2. ( Memento from March 8, 2016 in the Internet Archive )