Bernd Moeller

Bernd Moeller studied Protestant theology and history. In 1956 he received his doctorate at the Faculty of the University of Mainz Protestant theological work with the challenge at the Johann Tauler. The habilitation was only two years later on the subject of John Zwick and the Reformation in Konstanz at the University of Heidelberg. In 1964 he was appointed as the successor of Ernst Wolf to the chair of church history with an emphasis on the Reformation history at the University of Göttingen and taught there until his retirement in 1999. His successor was Thomas Kaufmann.

Moeller is a specialist in general church history, and the history of town life in the late Middle Ages and the Reformation period. He was 1976-1991 president of the Association for Reformation history. Moeller was involved in about 40 monographs. His history of Christianity in Broad experienced so far ten editions. Of particular importance is also given by the examiner and Raymund Kottje since 1970 out Ecumenical Church history, which showed a new church historical perspective on their first appearance. 1998 honorary doctorate from the University of Zurich, he was awarded.


  • History of Christianity in Broad, Cambridge University Press, 10, completely revised edition edition, Göttingen 2011, ISBN 978-3-8252-0905-6.
  • Germany in the Age of Reformation, Cambridge University Press, Göttingen 1977, 4th Edition 1999 ( German History, Vol 4) ISBN 3-525-33414-1.
  • Imperial City and Reformation ( first 1962), new edition with an introduction hg. v. Thomas Kaufmann, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen 2011 ISBN 978-3-16-150707-6.
  • The Reformation and the Middle Ages. Church Historical Essays, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 3-525-58156-4 Göttingen 1991.
  • Luther reception. Church Historical essays on the history of the Reformation, Cambridge University Press, 2001 ISBN 3-525-55443-5 Göttingen.
  • German biographical encyclopedia of theology and churches (ed.), Saur, Munich 2005 ISBN 978-3-598-11666-7.
  • Late Middle Ages ( The church in its history, Lfg H1), Cambridge University Press, 1966 ISBN 978-3-525-52331-5 Göttingen.