FSPC theologian Frank Mathwig is named titular professor

In recognition of his special achievements, the University of Bern named theologian and ethicist Frank Mathwig to be a titular professor as of November 1, 2011.

Mathwig has been in charge of theology and ethics at the Institute for Theology and Ethics (ITE) of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC). Mathwig has also instructed at the Institute for Systematic Theology of the Theological Faculty, University of Bern. Mathwig received his Habilitation degree in Protestant Theology from the University of Siegen in 2010.

Frank Mathwig has raised the profile of the FSPC through his breakthrough work in topics of theological ethics, human rights, bioethics, and political ethics. His publications include work on same-sex couples, maintaining Sunday as a day of rest, assisted death and palliative care, research involving human subjects, and basic values from a Protestant perspective.

The Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches has congratulated the new titular professor: “Professor Mathwig is an internationally recognized researcher. I am very happy for his new recognition,” said FSPC President Gottfried Locher. Frank Mathwig will continue to carry out his roles at ITE and the University of Role.