TRAUTWEIN, Dieter. b. Holzhausen, Biedenkopf, near Marburg, 30 July 1928; d. Frankfurt/Main, 9 November 2002. He was educated at the Landgraf Ludwig Gymnasium at Giessen (1938-46) and the University of Marburg, with further study at Mainz and Heidelberg. He was awarded the Doctorate of Theology from the University of Tübingen in 1971 for his thesis on ‘Lernprozeß Gottesdienst’ (‘developments in worship’). He trained for the ministry at Königstein in Taunus, and took up appointments at Bad Nauheim, Breidenbach (near Biedenkopf) and Limburg. He was appointed ‘Stadtjugendpfarrer’ (in charge of youth work) at Frankfurt/Main in 1963, and was instrumental in setting up new styles of worship first...
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