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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. Trauma in Relationship - Healing by Religion - Restoring Dignity an M…

    Wulf, M. (2018). Trauma in Relationship - Healing by Religion: Restoring Dignity an Meaning after Traumatic Experiences. In R. Ganzevoort, & S. Sremac (Eds.), Trauma and Lived Religion. : Transcending the Ordinary (pp. 129-151). [2] (Palgrave Studies in Lives Religion and Social Challenges). Amsterdam: Palgrave/MacMillan.
  2. Edith Stein - Phänomenologin im Grenzbereich zwischen Philosophie und…

    Wulf, M. (2018). Edith Stein - Phänomenologin im Grenzbereich zwischen Philosophie und Theologie. In M. Knaup, & H. Seubert (Eds.), Grundbegriffe und -phänomene Edith Steins: Basic terms and phenomens in Edith Stein (pp. 11-31). Freiburg/Basel/Wien: Verlag Herder GmbH und Co. KG.
  3. Er schaut mich an und ich schaue ihn an - Phänomenologie der Liebe

    Wulf, M. (2018). Er schaut mich an und ich schaue ihn an: Phänomenologie der Liebe. In U. Dobhan (Ed.), Edith-Stein-Jahrbuch 2018 (Vol. 24, pp. 211-236). [1] Würzburg: Echter Verlag GmbH.
  4. Wahlverwandtschaften

    Wulf, M. (2018). Wahlverwandtschaften. In M-J. Thiel, & M. Felix (Eds.), Le défi de la fraternité/The challenge of fraternity/Die Herausforderung der Geschwisterlichkeit (pp. 525-541). [6] (Theology East - West / Theologie Ost - West; Vol. 23). Wien/Zürich/Münster: LIT Verlag.
  5. 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]

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