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Wolfgang Ullmann

Wolfgang Ullmann

German theologian
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Intro German theologian
Countries Germany Germany
Occupations Journalist Politician Historian Theologian
Gender male
Birth 18 August 1929 (Bad Gottleuba-Berggießhübel)
Death 30 July 2004 (Adorf/Vogtl.)
Star sign Leo
Education University of Göttingen
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Wolfgang Ullmann (18 August 1929 – 30 July 2004) was a German journalist, theologian, politician.


Wolfgang Ullmann was born in Bad Gottleuba near Dresden. From 1948 to 1954 he studied Protestant theology and also philosophy, first in Berlin and then at the University of Göttingen.

Following graduation he returned to East Germany in 1954 and became minister in Colmnitz, Saxony. In 1963 he was appointed lecturer in Church History at Naumburg.

From 1978, he was lecturer in Church History at the training centre of the Eastern Region of the then divided Evangelical Church in Berlin-Brandenburg in East Berlin.

Protected by the Protestant Church in East Germany, opposition movements against the regime in the GDR formed and in 1987 Wolfgang Ullman became a member of one of these group, the “Initiative for the Refusal of Practice and Principle of the Demarcation”.

After German reunification in 1990 he was a member of parliament (Bundestag) and from 1994 to 1998 a member of the European Parliament for Alliance '90/The Greens.

He was married since 1956 and had three children including the composer Jakob Ullmann. He died during a holiday in the Erzgebirge.


  • Wolfgang Ullmann: The psychological Trinitätslehre August in as a theological condition of the medieval ethics. Goettingen, Theol. F., Diss. v. 11. Nov. 1954
  • Friedrich de Boor, Wolfgang Ullmann (Hrsg.): Sources: Selected texts from D. History christl. Church. Berlin, Evang. Verl. - Institute, 1980
  • Wolfgang Ullmann: Preparatory school of the democracy: Church and round table. Berlin, Berlin: Evang. Verl. - Anst., 1990, ISBN 3-374-01356-2
  • Wolfgang Ullmann: Democracy - now or never: Perspectives of the justice. Munich, Kyrill and Method Verl., 1990, ISBN 3-927527-24-6
  • Bernhard Maleck, Wolfgang Ullmann: I will not be silent: Discussions with Wolfgang Ullmann, Berlin, Dietz, 1991, ISBN 3-320-01753-5
  • Bernhard Maleck, Wolfgang Ullmann: Condition and parliament. A contribution to the condition discussion, Berlin, Dietz, 1992, ISBN 3-320-01775-6
  • Wolfgang Ullmann: Future clearing-up. A stocktaking after the end of the utopias. Berlin, context Verl., 1995, ISBN 3-931337-10-3
  • Wolfgang Ullmann: Patience, loves Dimut!: Brussels letter. Leipzig, forum Verl., 1998, ISBN 3-931801-04-7

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