Prof. em. Dr. Wolfgang Lienemann studied theology and philosophy at the universities of Heidelberg and Goettingen 1964-1969. Theological exams in the Ev.-Lutheran Church of Hannover (Lower Saxony). Research associate University of Heidelberg; doctorate and postdoctoral lecture qualification (habilitation) ibd. 1976-1986 staff member of the Protestant Institute for Interdisciplinary Research, Heidelberg. 1986-1992 Prof. for Social Ethics at the University of Marburg. Since 1992 Prof. for Ethics at the theological faculty of the University of Bern; 2010 retired. Guest lectures in South Africa, Brazil, Italy, and Japan.