Johannes Hanselmann

Dr. Johannes Hanselmann (* 9. March 1927 in Ehingen (Nördlinger Ries); † 2. October 1999 in Rotthalmünster) was from 1975 to 1994 national bishop of the Evangelical-Lutheran church in Bavaria, the third biggest church of the EKD.

From 1978 to 1987 he was vice-president, from 1987 to 1990 president of the Lutheri world league.


it studied from 1946 to 1949 Evangelist theology and philosophy at the University of attaining, from 1949 to 1950 studied it at the joke mountain seminar in Springfield, Ohio (the USA). Its Magisterarbeit busy itself with theological anthropology, its Disseratation at the hard Ford Seminary Foundation (Connecticut) with Heideggers Fundamentalontologie and their theological implications.

He worked as a minister in Coburg and dug at the forest. Further stations were starting from 1966 the line of the “house of the church” of the Evangelist church in Berlin Brandenburg in west Berlin and 1974 the appointment to the upper church advice for the parish district Bayreuth.

Hanselmann was with cardinal Josef Ratzinger (since 2005 Pope Benedikt XVI.) gets used to.


Hanselmann was married with Ruth Hanselmann, geb. Hanemann (* 18. October 1925). The pair had four children: Matthias, (* 28. January 1953); Paul Gerhardt (* 14. June 1954); Jörg Steffen (* 25. April 1956) and Ruthild Andrea (* 12. February 1959).


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