The Faculty of Theology in Paderborn

The Faculty of Theology in Paderborn is the oldest institution of higher education in Westphalia. It was founded on September 10th, 1614 by prince-bishop Dietrich IV of Fürstenberg. In 1615 Pope Paul V and Emperor Matthias II certified that the institution was to become a university. The Faculty is placed right in the old center of Paderborn, a vivid city, self-confidently living by the sources of its Christian tradition and, at the same time, counted among the leading scientific and economic locations of North Rhine-Westphalia.


Its students come from places all over Germany. They can attain a diploma-degree after ten terms, the licentiate, as well as the doctorate and post-doctoral lecture certification (Habilitation) in Catholic theology. Their professional goals are numerous: a ministry in a diocese or order, a job as a theologian in ecclesiastical fields of activity, social services or services at schools, and even professions that are not related to the church.


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About Pieper:

Josef Pieper (1904-1997) was professor of philosophical anthropology at the University of Münster/Germany; he was a member of several academies and received numerous awards and distinctions, among them the International Balzan Prize for outstanding achievements in the field of humanities. [more...]


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:: Bibliography of Primary Lit.

:: Bibliography of Secondary Lit.

:: Monographs

:: Translations

Literature Research:

:: Sources

:: Libraries

Book Order:

Studies of Philosophy

:: Major Fields of Study

:: Final Degrees

:: Courses and Seminars

:: Contact


Philosophical studies are among the main institutional focuses of the Faculty of Theology in Paderborn in cooperation with the University of Paderborn. [more...]