Prof. Marianne Schlosser
Marianne Schlosser studied Latin philology and Catholic theology at the University of Munich. She received his doctorate in theology in 1989. She was awarded the research scholarship of the university for her dissertation. In 1998, the university acknowledged her outstanding work in the fields of dogmatic theology and dogma history by granting her habilitation. From 1985 to 2004 she worked as a research associate at the Martin-Grabmann Institute, where she later became an academic advisor and a private tutor. From October 2004, she has been working as a professor of spiritual theology at the University of Vienna. Upon her appointment, she established the Institute of Spiritual Theology, with which she has achieved ground-breaking results in German speaking countries. On September 23, 2014, pope Francis appointed her as a member of the International Theological Commission for five years. In August 2016, the Holy Father made her a member of the commission that was set up to study the ministry of female deacons. From 2016 she has been working as an advisor at the German Bishops' Conference’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, while from 2018, she has been a member of the Theological Commission of the Episcopal Conference of Austria. Her main fields of research are theology, patrology as well as the spirituality of the High Middle Ages with particular emphasis on mendicant orders (St. Bonaventura, Catherine of Siena), the Eucharist, and the discovery of classical texts with a Christian ethos. In recognition of her scientific work, in 2018 she received the Ratzinger Prize.