Find out more about the greatest German Theologians, including Martin Luther, Pope Benedict XVI, Paul Tillich, Pope Adrian VI and Gotthold Ephraim Lessing.
Martin LutherMartin Luther
10 November 1483
Father of Protestantism and Church Reformer
Hildegard of BingenHildegard of Bingen
16 September 1098

Paul TillichPaul Tillich
20 August 1886

Martin NiemöllerMartin Niemöller
14 January 1892

Karl JaspersKarl Jaspers
23 February 1883
Philosopher, Psychiatrist, Physician, Theologian,

Friedrich SchleiermacherFriedrich Schleiermacher
21 November 1768
Philosopher, Theologian, Translator, University
Gotthold Ephraim LessingGotthold Ephraim Lessing
22 January 1729
Writer, Philosopher, Playwright, Poet, Librarian,

Thomas à KempisThomas à Kempis
1380 AD
theologian, Writer, philosopher

Jakob BöhmeJakob Böhme
24 April 1575
philosopher, Christian mystic, and Lutheran

Martin Adolf BormannMartin Adolf Bormann
14 April 1930
Catholic priest
Karl RahnerKarl Rahner
05 March 1904
Theologian, Writer, University teacher, Catholic

Pope Adrian VIPope Adrian VI
02 March 1459
Theologian, University teacher, Catholic priest
Rudolf BultmannRudolf Bultmann
20 August 1884
Theologian, University teacher

Wilhelm DiltheyWilhelm Dilthey
19 November 1833
Philosopher, Historian, Psychologist, Theologian,

Rudolf OttoRudolf Otto
25 September 1869
Theologian, Politician, Philosopher, Non-fiction
Jürgen MoltmannJürgen Moltmann
08 April 1926
Theologian, University teacher

Horst KasnerHorst Kasner
06 August 1926
Theologian, Pastor
Bruno BauerBruno Bauer
06 September 1809
Philosopher, Theologian, Historian

Nicolaus ZinzendorfNicolaus Zinzendorf
26 May 1700
Priest, Translator, Theologian, Poet, Hymnwriter

David StraussDavid Strauss
27 January 1808
Theologian, Philosopher, Biographer, Writer
Martin BucerMartin Bucer
11 November 1491
Theologian, Writer, University teacher

Dietrich von HildebrandDietrich von Hildebrand
12 October 1889
Writer, Theologian, University teacher,
Romano GuardiniRomano Guardini
17 February 1885
Catholic priest, Writer, Theologian, University

Julius WellhausenJulius Wellhausen
17 May 1844
Theologian, Hebraist, Arabist, Biblical scholar,

Reinhard MarxReinhard Marx
21 September 1953
Catholic priest, Writer, Theologian, University

Johann EckJohann Eck
13 November 1486
Theologian, Translator, University teacher, Pundit
Ernst TroeltschErnst Troeltsch
17 February 1865
Politician, Theologian, University teacher,
Albrecht RitschlAlbrecht Ritschl
25 March 1822
Theologian, Philosopher, University teacher

Franz-Peter Tebartz-van ElstFranz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst
20 November 1959
Writer, Theologian, University teacher, Catholic

Martin ChemnitzMartin Chemnitz
09 November 1522
Theologian, University teacher, Astrologer

Thomas MuentzerThomas Muentzer
21 December 1489
Ernst GuttingErnst Gutting
30 January 1919
Theologian, Catholic priest