Archive: Dietmar Mieth in 2007 © Harald Oppitz (KNA)
He is one of the most renowned German ethicists and in 1974 was the first non-priest in the world to hold a chair in moral theology. Now Dietmar Mieth turns 80 – and his expertise is still in demand.
In Erfurt a research position, in Wurzburg a lecture on the relationship between philosophy and theology, in Karlsruhe the Verfangsdialog on euthanasia, in Stuttgart a lecture on sexual morality and in Krefeld a book reading. For Dietmar Mieth, one of the most renowned German ethicists, retirement seems more like restlessness. This Wednesday he turns 80.