After years in pastoral care and counselling in Germany and Switzerland, I worked as doctor-assistant in fundamental theology at the university of Fribourg/CH and at Louvain la Neuve/BE. My work as professor of moral theology is still strongly connected to my ongoing experience in accompanying traumatized and physically or psychically abused persons. My monographs focus on

  • philosophical-theological anthropology (Freiheit und Grenze. Edith Steins Anthropologie und ihre erkenntnistheoretischen Implikationen, 2/2005; Der Mensch, ein Phänomen, 2011; Een antropologie van de christelijke ethiek, 2012, Phänomene des Menschseins 2017),
  • theological moral subjects (Schuld, ins Wort gebracht, 2/2011; Begegnung, die befreit, 2009),
  • epistemology in ethics and research (Was ist gut? 2010. Morele denkpatronen, 2013),
  • psychological-ethical research (Wenn das Ich zerbricht, Psychotrauma, 2014) and
  • ethics in attitude/professional ethics (Narzissten – eine Funktionsanalyse, forthcoming).


My starting point is anthropology, the main methodology is phenomenology. Both systemise the considerations on ethics and open the discussion on traditional, modern and postmodern epistemology in this field. Thinking pattern shape our moral reflection; existential experience show the limits of moral arbitrariness. Research on psychotrauma face the possibilities and limits of responsibility. Projects of professional ethics and sociological-cultural ethics reveal how Christian ethics is still able to provide the bases of present-days living together in society and Church.



(1) and (2) Philosophical and theological anthropology, sin and redemption

(3) Christian ethics in a non-christian culture: applied ethics on diverse fields


Moral thinking patterns systematically (1) and historically (2) reflected

(3) Professional ethics




Centre for Child Protection, Pontificia Università Gregoriana, Roma: pastoral care and redemption in trauma

Centro internationale della ricerca fenomenologica, Pontificia Università Lateranense, Roma: fenomenologia

Katholische Universität Eichstätt, Germany: Performative Theologie (Society)

Theologische Fakultät Salzburg, Austria: Interreligious spirituality

Theologische Faktultät Erfurt, Germany: Theologische Ethik

Università Católica, Centro Edith Stein, Chile: Edith Stein y fenomenología

et al.

Recent publications

  1. Der pädagogische Weg Edith Steins als Philosophin, Christin und Karme…

    Wulf, M. (2021). Der pädagogische Weg Edith Steins als Philosophin, Christin und Karmelitin. In H. Klueting (Ed.), Edith Steins intellektueller Weg: Phänomenologie, Christliche Philosophie und karmelitische Spiritualität (Vol. 4, pp. 557-568). [5] Aschaffendorf.
  2. Eucharistie im Leben und Denken Edith Steins

    Wulf, M. (Accepted/In press). Eucharistie im Leben und Denken Edith Steins. In Edith Stein Jahrbuch (pp. 1). Echter Verlag GmbH.
  3. Frei für die Liebe: Das Ethos im Eros - Eine moraltheologische Interp…

    Wulf, M. (Accepted/In press). Frei für die Liebe: Das Ethos im Eros: Eine moraltheologische Interpretation der „Theologie des Leibes“. In Theologie des Leibes - aktuell: Eine Erschliessung der Ehetheologie Johannes Pauls II (pp. 1-18). [8]
  4. “Is“ and “ought” reconciled - The contribution of Stein’s essentialis…

    Wulf, M. (Accepted/In press). “Is“ and “ought” reconciled: The contribution of Stein’s essentialism and existentialism to postmodern ethics. In The Ethics and Metaphysics of Edith Stein: Applications and Implications (pp. 1-16). Springer Science.
  5. The Intolerable—Dignity to be Preserved

    Wulf, M. (Accepted/In press). The Intolerable—Dignity to be Preserved. In B. W. Bussey, & A. Menuge (Eds.), Human Dignity (Vol. 1, pp. 1-17). [6] Anthem press, Canada.

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