Dienstag, 26. Oktober 2010

Current Status

Professor at Staatsunabhängige Theologische Hochschule Basel (STH Basel), Switzerland
for Historical and Systematical Theology




Areas of Specialization

History of Theology (Ancient Church, Middle Ages, Renaissance, Reformation and Early Modern Christianity)
History of Piety, Mysticism, Spiritual Poetry
European Intellectual History
Dogmatics and Fundamental Theology (Ecclesiology, Philosophy of Science and Theology)

Address

Dr. theol. habil. Sven Grosse
Vogesenstr.100
CH-4056 Basel
Switzerland
0041 - 61 - 641 06 36
sven.grosse [at] gmx.de
sven.grosse [at] sthbasel.ch

Events and Engagments

September 25: Lecture "Melanchthon‘s mature Theology of Justification" at the Protestant Theological Institute of Kolozsvár (Cluj-Napoca), Romania (will be translated into Hungarian).

May 2: Presentation of the first volume of: Philipp Melanchthon, Loci praecipui 1559, transl. by Sven Grosse and Peter Litwan in cooperation with Florence Becher-Häusermann, University Library of Basel.

March, 2/3, 2018: Meeting of the ,Societas Mediaevistica‘ at STH Basel. Presentation of a paper: Thomas Aquinas in Wolfhart Pannenberg and Eberhard Jüngel.

February, 26-28: Meeting of the ,Martin-Luther-Bund‘, Wittenberg. Presentation on: Melanchthon as Theologian of the Lutheran Confession.

November, 7, 2017: Lecture "What is the meaning of the Reformation today?" in the series ,Monatsvorträge‘ in the Roman-Catholic parish St. Marien, Basel

October, 8, 2017: Participation as Speaker in the Talk-Concert "Lebensart und Sterbenskunst des Johann Rist" ("Johann Rist's Art of Living and of Dying"), commemorating the 350th anniversary of the death of Johann Rist, Immanuel Church Wedel / Hamburg: http://www.johann-rist.de/?s=Lebensart

May, 3, 2017: Lecture on "What is Christian Education?" at STH Basel, Lecture series on the Reformation

April 28/29, 2017: Lectures at advanced training meeting of the seminary of the Roman-Catholic diocesis of Munich in St. Ottilien on "Reformation and Spirituality"

March 11, 2017: Lecture at the annual meeting of VEBS (Verein Evangelischer Bekenntnisschulen), Kassel, on: "What is Christian Education?"

February 17-18, 2017: Participation at the meeting of the Societas Mediaevistica in Mainz

February 14, 2017: Lectures at ,Seminar für biblische Theologie‘ Beatenberg, Switzerland, on Reformation, Secularism and Ecumenism

February 1, 2017: Presentation of a paper "Abgründe der Physikotheologie: Fabricius - Brockes - Reimarus" / "Abysses of Physico-Theology: Fabricius - Brockes - Reimarus" at the Colloquium of the Séminaire Libre de Théologie à Genève in Basel (Jan 30 - Febr. 1).

January 24, 2017: Lecture on "What makes Theology a Science" / "Was macht Theologie zu einer Wissenschaft?" at the meeting of the Theo-Kreis Leipzig, Germany.

November 14, 2016: Lecture on "The Catholicity of the Church" at the meeting of the "Evangelisch-theologischer Pfarrverein", Bern, Switzernland.

April 29, 2016: Colloquium on Sven Grosse, Ich glaube an die Eine Kirche [Ecumenical Ecclesiology], at the Theology Department of the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, organized by Prof. Barbara Hallensleben.

February, 26-27, 2016: Meeting of the ,Societas Mediaevistica‘, organized by Prof. Berndt Hamm, in Ulm (Germany). Febr. 26: presentation of a paper: Mysticism and Justification in Luther in the Context of the Medieval Tradition.

February, 24, 2016: Presentation of a paper "What is Protestant Spirituality" at the advanced training meeting of the priests of the Roman-Catholic diocesis of St. Pölten, Austria.

February, 5-7, 2016: Conference of the authors of the ,Handbuch der evangelischen Spiritualität‘[Companion to Protestant Spirituality], ed. by Prof. Peter Zimmerling, organized by Prof. Peter Zimmerling, University of Leipzig, Germany. Febr. 5: presentation of a paper on the spirituality of Paul Gerhardt.

February, 1-3, 2016: Colloquium of the Séminaire Libre de Théologie à Genève, Geneva.

November, 21, 2015, Presentation of a paper: Luther and Radical Orthodoxy, on the conference
„Radical Orthodoxy and Protestantism“,  at the University of Nottingham, UK, organized by Prof. John Milbank. 

September, 16,  2015, Presentation of a paper: Martin Luther zwischen Rechtfertigungslehre und Mystik [Martin Luther between the doctrine of justification and mysticism], on the conference ,Mystik in den Weltreligionen‘ [Mysticism in the religions of the world], organized by Prof. Wolfgang Achtner, University Gießen, Germany, at Schloß Rauischholzhausen.

June, 2-26, 2015: Research colloquium: Selected themes of Ecclesiology, at the Theology Department of Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, USA, in cooperation with Prof. D. Stephen Long

March, 3, 2015, Presentation of a paper: Theology of the Canon (translated into Hungarian) at the Theology Department of Karoli Gaspar University, Budapest, Hungary, invited by Prof. Peter Balla.

December, 6, 2014: Leading the conference ,Radical Orthodoxy. Ein Entwurf für eine Perspektive der westlichen Welt zwischen Säkularismus und neuer Religiosität‘ [Radical Orthodoxy. A Design for the Western World between Secularism and New Religiosity], together with Harald Seubert,
at Staatsunabhängige Theologische Hochschule Basel, sponsored by the Thyssen Foundation.

November, 25, 2014, 6.15 p.m.: Presentation of the book ,Basel als Zentrum des geistigen Austauschs in der frühen Reformationszeit‘ in the Stadthaus of Basel, together with Berndt Hamm and Christine Christ-von Wedel, sponsored by Verlag Mohr (Siebeck) and Staatsunabhängige Theologische Hochschule Basel.

June, 5-7, 2014: Leading the conference ,Auslegung und Hermeneutik der Bibel in der Reformationszeit‘ [Exegesis and Hermeneutics of the Bible in the Era of Reformation], at Staatsunabhängige Theologische Hochschule Basel, together with Christine Christ-von Wedel and Johann Anselm Steiger,
sponsored by Schweizer Nationalfonds (Swiss National Fund - SNF) and other sponsors.

September, 12, 2013: Visit at Regent College, Vancouver, Canada, Theology Department.

September, 3, 2013, 3.30 p.m.: Lecture "Luther in 1518: From Mysticism to Ecclesiology"at Marquette University.
August, 29 - September, 4: Visit at Marquette University, Milwaukee, USA, Theology Department.

May, 4, 2013: Presentation of a paper ,Sterbens-Kunst. Eine Anleitung aus den Himlischen Liedern des Johann Rist‘ (Art of Dying. An instruction from the ,Himlische Lieder‘ of Johann Rist) at the conference ,Johann Rist. Profile und Netzwerke eines Pastors, Dichters und Komponisten der Barockzeit‘ (Johann Rist. Profiles and Networks of a Pastor, Poet and Composer of the Baroque Era) at the University of Hamburg. und Netzwerke eines Pastors, Dichters und Komponisten der Barockzeit

February, 6, 2013: Presentation of a paper ,Mystik bei Luther und bei Bonaventura' (,Luther and Bonaventura as mystics‘) at the Séminaire Libre de Théologie à Genève, Geneva.

November, 23, 2012: Lecture: Christlicher Wahrheitsanspruch kontra gesellschaftliche Wahrheitsverdrossenheit, at Konferenz Bibeltreuer Ausbildungsstätten, Forum Wiedenest (The Christian Claim for Truth contra the Sullenness of Truth in the Society).

October, 30, 2012: Lecture on 'Hans Urs von Balthasars typologische Ekklesiologie und ihre ökumenische Relevanz' (Hans Urs von Balthasar's Typological Ecclesiology and its Ecumenical Relevance) in the series 'Balthasar aktuell', organized by the Balthasar Stiftung, at the University of Lucerne.

September 29, 2012: Lecture 'Luther und Bonaventura' (with an Italian translation) at a conference on Luther and Mysticism, organized be the Accademia di Studi Luterani in Italia, Milan, Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Sala delle Accademie.

June 8/9, 2012: Leading the conference "Basel als Zentrum des geistigen Austausches in der frühen Reformationszeit" (Basel as Center of intellectual exchange in the early Reformation era) at Staatsunabhängige Theologische Hochschule Basel, together with Christine Christ-von Wedel and Berndt Hamm,
sponsored by Schweizer Nationalfonds (Swiss National Fund - SNF) and Johannes Oekolampad Foundation of the Basel Stadt Reformed Church.

Presentation of a paper on "Die Emergenz lutherischer Theologie in Basel: Capitos Lutherausgabe von 1518" (The Emergence of Lutheran theology in Basel: Capito's Edition of Luther's Works of 1518)


Publications

  1. Books
  2. Articles in Books and refereed Journals
  3. Reviews
  4. Articles for Lexicons

Dissertations

Habilitation [2nd Doctoral Degree Thesis] (1998): God and Suffering. Studies in Paul Gerhardt in the Context of his Time. Directed by Prof. Berndt Hamm (Church History) and Prof. Walter Sparn (Systematic Theology), both Department of Theology, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg.

Dissertation Thesis (1992): The Uncertainty of Salvation and Scrupulosity in the Late Middle Ages. Studies in John Gerson and in the Forms of Late Medieval Piety. Directed by Prof. Berndt Hamm, and Prof. Hanns Christof Brennecke both at the Department of Theology,
University of Erlangen-Nürnberg.

Awards, Grants, Scholarships

2012: Grant for the conference "Basel als Zentrum des geistigen Austausches in der frühen Reformationszeit" (Basel as Center of intellectual exchange in the early Reformation era) at the Staatsunabhängige Theologische Hochschule Basel (8./9.6.2012) from Schweizer Nationalfonds (Swiss National Fund - SNF) and from the Johannes Oekolampad Foundation of the Basel Stadt Reformed Church.
2008: Distinguished Visiting Fellowship by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG ‒ equivalent of NEH) for research sojourn at Marquette University
1998: Publication grant from VG WORT
1997-89: Habilitation Fellowship awarded by Lutheran Church of Bavaria
1995-97: Habilitation Fellowship awarded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
(DFG ‒ equivalent of NEH)
1992: Publication grant from the Lutheran Church of Bavaria
1990-92: Dissertation Fellowship awarded by the state of Bavaria and the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg

Education

1999: Habilitation (2nd Doctoral Degree: Dr. habil.) in Theology and Church History,
Department of Theology, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
1993: Doctor of Theology (Summa cum laude), Department of Theology, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
1989: M. Div. Equivalent (“Erstes kirchliches Examen”) Department of Theology, University of Munich
1985: B.A. Equivalent, Department of Protestant Theology, University of Munich


1983-89: Study of Protestant Theology at the Universities of Munich and Tübingen, accompanied by studies of philosophy and Roman-Catholic theology.
Main teachers were in protestant theology: (in Munich) Ulrich Barth, Falk Wagner, Wolfhart Pannenberg, Jörg Jeremias, Reinhard Schwarz, (in Tübingen) Eberhard Jüngel, Hartmut Gese, Otfried Hofius, Christian Dietzfelbinger,
in philosophy: Rüdiger Bubner (Tübingen), Hans Maier (Munich),
in Roman-Catholic theology: Ulrich Horst (Munich).
1989-92: doctoral studies at the University of Erlangen.



Academic and related Positions

2013-14: Adjunct Professor at 'Freie Theologische Hochschule Gießen' (FTH Gießen), Germany
2009, May: Grant of the title "Professor" at 'Staatsunabhängige Theologische Hochschule Basel' (STH Basel), Switzerland
2008, August - : Professor ("Dozent") at 'Staatsunabhängige Theologische Hochschule' (STH) Basel, Switzerland
2008, April - July: Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Marquette University, Milwaukee, Theology Department
2007-2008: Visiting Full Professor (“Lehrstuhlvertretung”) of Church History at the University of Hamburg, Department of Humanities / Theology
2005: Visiting Full Professor (“Lehrstuhlvertretung”) of Church History at the Augustana-College Neuendettelsau (Germany)
1999 -- 2008: Visiting Associate Professor of Church History (“Privatdozent“), Department of Theology, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)
1995: Ordained Pastor of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Bavaria