I recently learned from Ruben Zimmermann about two great opportunities at the Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz that may be of interest to readers of this blog.
First, the International Summer School German (and) Theology will be taking place in July 2015. This would be a great way for graduate students (or advanced undergraduates) to learn the German language and delve into the wonderful world of German theology at the same time. For half the day the Center for “Deutsch als Fremdsprache” will offer a German course on different levels (beginners are welcome), and for half the day there will be courses (probably in English) on German Theology throughout the centuries, reading texts from German authors and becoming conversant with influential German figures like Luther, Schleiermacher and Bultmann.
Secondly, Three PhD Positions and One Postdoc Position in Mainz are being funded for the research project “Die Zeitdimension in der Begründung der Ethik” (The time dimension in the grounding/justification of the ethic/ethics). International applicants are encouraged to apply, and it is my understanding that the PhD dissertations and Habilitation associated with this project can be written in English. Applicants for the PhD positions are not required to know German already, but they should be willing to learn German to participate in faculty activities. While knowledge of German is especially desirable for the Postdoc position, all highly qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for this position, i.e., regardless of their level of competency in German.
In other news, I stumbled upon a wonderful list of bibliographies of German New Testament scholars here.
Finally, thanks to Kim Fabricius for the very fitting addition to my Bob Dylan Career Path:
On learning theological German
It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) (for full lyrics see here)
So don’t fear if you hear
A foreign sound to your ear
It’s alright, Ma, I’m only sighing
Apologies for the lack of properly German posts this month!
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Just wanted to follow up on this post. I attended the summer school and they did an outstanding job. They are already planning for next year–4-22 July–if you are interested.
Great to hear this Laura! Both that you attended and enjoyed it, and that they’ll be doing it again next year! I’ll make sure to advertise it…