Johannes Friedrich (bishop)

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Johannes Friedrich

Johannes Friedrich (born June 20, 1948 in Bielefeld-Gadderbaum) is German Lutheran theologian and was a German Lutheran bishop.

Education and career[edit]

Johannes Friedrich studied theology at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and at the University of Tübingen,[1] was reverend in Nuremberg, campus minister at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and German Lutheran Provost at Redeemer Church in Jerusalem.[2] He is a member of the EKD Council of the Protestant Church in Germany,[3] since 1999 Landesbischof (bishop) of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria[4] and since 2005 leading bishop of the United Evangelical Lutheran Church of Germany.[5] Friedrich has worked on a Lutheran/Catholic Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification (JD)[6] and supports the Christian–Islamic dialogue in order to cause the Christian–Islamic understanding.[7][8]

In 2011 he was succeeded as bishop of the ELCB by Heinrich Bedford-Strohm.[9]

Works available in German[edit]

  • Anvertraute Talente. 2008
  • Verantwortung gemeindenah und in weltweitem Horizont. 2008
  • Das Leitungsamt der Kirche in unserer Zeit. 2008
  • Zeugen der Wahrheit Gottes. 2006
  • Den einmal begonnenen Weg im festen Blick auf das Ziel fortsetzen. 2005
  • Die Confessio Augustana und die Christenheit. 2005
  • In ökumenischer Gesinnung handeln. 2004
  • Die Zukunft gestalten. 2004
  • Zuversicht trotz Zwischentief. 2003
  • Vertrauen in die ökumenische Gemeinschaft stiften. 2002
  • Ökumene in Deutschland - Blick voraus. 2002
  • Zum gemeinsamen Zeugnis berufen. 2001
  • Unterwegs zur Gemeinschaft. 2000
  • Profil zeigen. 2000
  • Gott im Bruder?. 1977
  • Gott im Anderen? eine methodenkritische Untersuchung von Redaktion, Überlieferung und Tradition in Matthäus 25,31-46. 1976
  • Rechtfertigung. 1976

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Bavarian radio Archived 2011-06-04 at the Wayback Machine. (12th of March 2010)
  2. ^ The Provosts in Jerusalem (12th of March 2010)
  3. ^ New EKD Council elected (11th of March 2010)
  4. ^ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria Archived 2010-04-03 at the Wayback Machine. (4th of March 2010)
  5. ^ Bishop Friedrich is Leading United Evangelical Lutheran (11th of March 2010)
  6. ^ The Lutheran World Federation (10th of March 2010)
  7. ^ Dialogue from a Christian Source Archived 2011-07-19 at the Wayback Machine. (11th of March 2010)
  8. ^ Eugen-Biser-Award 2008 (11th of March 2010)
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-04-04. Retrieved 2011-04-05.

External links[edit]

Titles in Lutheranism
Preceded by
Hermann von Loewenich
Landesbischof of Bavaria
1999-2011
Succeeded by
Heinrich Bedford-Strohm