„Juristische und theologische Dogmatik“, in: Evangelische Theologie 75 (2015), 325-341.


This article refers to the recent German discussion on the role and function of legal dogmatics. The insistence among legal scholars on relating the evolution of the law to academic work, to the praxis of the courts and on locating it in truth-seeking communities, but also the insight into the multifunctionality of dogmatics open up ways for a comparison of legal and theological dogmatics. The article identifies nine levels in legal and theological dogmatic thought and orientation which lead to fruitful observations of commonalities and differences of legal and theological normativity.