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David Berger (born 8 March 1968 in Würzburg) is a German theologian, author and former gay activist.

David Berger
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Berger in 2011
Born (1968-03-08) 8 March 1968 (age 51)
Würzburg, Germany
OccupationTheologian, author, gay activist (formerly)

BiographyEdit

From 1991 to 1998 Berger studied philosophy, Roman Catholic theology and German language and literature in Würzburg, Cologne and Dortmund. Berger is a German neo-Thomist and a former professor of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome,[1] though the Catholic Church has since revoked his ability to teach religion.[2] Before that time, he worked as a religious education teacher at a high school in Erftstadt, Germany. Until February 2015 he was the editor-in-chief of the gay periodical MÄNNER (Berlin). A supporter of the right-wing anti-migration party AFD, Berger has distanced himself from the German LGBT movement.

In 2010, Berger wrote in his book Der heilige Schein: Als schwuler Theologe in der katholischen Kirche (“The holy sham: A gay theologian in the Catholic church”), that 20 to 40 percent of the Catholic clergy are homosexual.[3][4]

Works by BergerEdit

  • Natur und Gnade in systematischer Theologie und Religionspädagogik von der Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts bis zur Gegenwart. S. Roderer. Regensburg 1998. ISBN 3-89073-980-6.
  • Thomas von Aquin und die Liturgie. Ed. Thomisticae. Cologne 2000. ISBN 3-89811-286-1 (translation in English and French).
  • Thomismus. Große Leitmotive der thomistischen Synthese und ihre Aktualität für die Gegenwart. Ed. Thomisticae. Cologne 2001. ISBN 3-8311-1620-2.
  • Thomas von Aquins „Summa theologiae“. Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft. Darmstadt 2004. ISBN 3-534-17456-9.
  • Was ist ein Sakrament? Der hl. Thomas von Aquin und die Sakramente im allgemeinen. Franz Schmitt. Siegburg 2004. ISBN 3-87710-278-6.
  • Thomas von Aquin begegnen. Sankt-Ulrich. Augsburg 2002. ISBN 3-929246-77-5 (translation in Hungarian: Budapest 2008).
  • In der Schule des hl. Thomas von Aquin. Studien zur Geschichte des Thomismus. nova et vetera. Bonn 2005. ISBN 3-936741-30-1.
  • Der heilige Schein: Als schwuler Theologe in der katholischen Kirche. 2010. ISBN 978-3-550-08855-1.
  • Editor:
    • Karl Rahner - Kritische Annäherungen. Franz Schmitt. Siegburg 2004. ISBN 3-87710-280-8.
    • together with Jörgen Vijgen: Thomistenlexikon. nova et vetera. Bonn 2006. ISBN 3-936741-37-9.

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