Dr. Maria Schlüter-Hermkes

Title: Dr.
Prename: Maria
Surname: Schlüter-Hermkes
Name of birth: Hermkes
Birthday: 09/14/1889
Place of birth: Düsseldorf
Date of death: 05/11/1971
Place of death: Rhöndorf
Married since: 1919
Married to: Schlüter
Profession husband: Senior civil servant (Ministerialrat)
Children: 5
Education: 1914 external final high school examinations (*Abitur*) in Cologne; 1914–19 university studies (philosophy, anthropology) in Bonn, Münster, Freiburg, and Berlin; 1919 doctorate
Career: 1925–33 lectures in philosophy, education, and psychology at the German Academy for Social and Educational Women’s Work; contributes to the journal *Hochland*; after 1945 member of the German Foreign Office advisory panel on cultural policy
Memberships: Youth association of the German Catholic Women’s Organization in Düsseldorf; 1926 founding member, secretary, and vice president, German Federation of University Women (DAB); vice president, St. Joan’s Social and Political Alliance (now St. Joan’s International Alliance); 1927–30 representative of the German women’s organizations at theJoint Disarmament Committee of the Women's International Organizations, Geneva; 1954–60 German representative on the UNESCO executive committee; 1960–69 vice president, German UNESCO committee; 1962 vice president, Teilhard de Chardin Society
Biographical literature: Birgit Sack, *Zwischen religiöser Bindung und moderner Gesellschaft. Katholische Frauenbewegung und politische Kultur in der Weimarer Republik (1918–1933)* (Münster: Waxmann, 1998), 460; [*Neue Deutsche Biographie*, "Maria Schlüter-Hermkes"](http://www.deutsche-biographie.de/sfzS05112-6.html)
Major works: *Grundsätzliches zur Katholischen Frauenbewegung = Hochland* 12 (1929); *Die Fundamental-Philosophie des Jaime Balmes* (diss.; Krefeld: J.B. Klein, 1919); *Katholische Ehe* (with Karl Neundörfer; Düsseldorf: Schwann, 1927); The Family (New York: America Press, 1938, translation of *Stimmen der Zeit* by Edgar R. Smothers); *Dantes Auffassung vom Menschen* (Hamburg: Hansa Verlag J. Toth, 1946); *Ehrfurcht und Hoffnung* (Freiburg: Christophorus, 1948); *Erziehung zur Ehrfurcht* (Düsseldorf: Schwann, 1949); *Wiege und Welt: Aufsätze über Frau, Ehe und Familie* (Regensberg: Regensbergsche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1950); *Weltlose Religion, gottlose Welt* (Würzburg: Werkbund, 1953); *Gottesliebe und Weltverantwortung* (Würzburg: Werkbund, 1956)