Experiences by former participants

„The summer course in theological German at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz is internationally famous, and unique in kind.“
John J. Collins, Holmes Professor of Old Testament
Yale University (quote from the Handbook of Reading Theological German, p. i)

„A fantastic course and a wonderful three weeks in Mainz.“
Jacob Deans, University of Cambridge

„It has been a wonderful experience, and very much what I was hoping for!“
Benjamin J. Petroelje
University of Edinburgh

„The ‚German (and) Theology‘-Summer course improved my ability to read theological German substantially. The lectures concerning German church history and theology were especially helpful in understanding current German scholarship. I highly recommend the summer school!“
Samuel Rogers
University of Manchester

„The memories of the summer school are still nourishing and fruitful – it was a wonderful course!“
Sarah Prime
St Mary's University London

„Since returning to the US I have been able to read many important articles. The summer school was a great experience for me and I have recommended it to other students. I am now interested in returning to Mainz for a short-term research trip!“
Brandon Massey

„The German language and theology summer school in Mainz was just what I needed to make the next (big) step in gaining proficiency in German for my research in biblical studies. I benefitted from the language instruction and translation practice every morning as well as from the variety of theology lectures each afternoon. The size of the class was ideal for language learning--not too big or too small--allowing every student to participate fully. Additionally, the weekend excursions were well-organised and a fun, educational way to spend the weekends. I retook the same German proficiency exam after completing the summer school and scored a full level higher!“
Hannah Clardy
University of Edinburgh

„I had a fantastic three weeks and learned a lot!“
Jonathan Lett
University of St Andrews

„Thank you for all your work to make this such a valuable and enjoyable experience for us all!“
Laura J. Hunt
Spring Arbour, Michigan

„I am finding that the research activity in Mainz is strengthening the bibliography for my thesis ... I will keep working to engage the German secondary literature closely. I would like to note that in addition to contributing to the bibliography, the summer school has sharpened my perspective of the various approaches in German theology. I have been inspired by several aspects ... I am very glad to have studied with the faculty in Mainz!“
Justin Hagerman
King’s College London

„This time last year I was enjoying the environs of Mainz & JGU. Thank you again for that opportunity… it has been a major highlight of my life, no less these Phd-thesis years.“
Timothy P. Hein
University of Edinburgh

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