Dr. Hanna Marie Margarete Jursch

Title: Dr.
Prename: Hanna Marie Margarete
Surname: Jursch
Profession: Theologian, professor
Birthday: 03/24/1902
Place of birth: Oppeln
Date of death: 06/13/1972
Place of death: Jena
Education: 1922 final high school examinations (*Abitur*) in Berlin; 1922–26 university studies (art history, theology, German) in Jena and Berlin; 1926 preliminary theological examination in Jena; 1932 doctorate
Career: 1926–31 assistant to the professor of history of Christianity, Karl Heussi, at Jena University; 1931–34 assistant in the theological department of the Jena Theological Seminary and substitute religious education teacher at high school level; 1934 university lecturer qualification (*Habilitation*) and permission to lecture granted provisionally; 1934–36 assistant at the Theological Seminary library; 1936 permission to lecture revoked; 1939 permission restored but without employment rights; 1944 substitute professor at Marburg University; 1945 professor extraordinarius and 1948 full professor, Jena University; 1952–72 directs the Jena collection of the art of late antiquity (Sammlung für spätantike Kunst); 1955 honorary doctorate, Marburg University
Memberships: 1926 German Association of Women Lutheran Theologians (Verband evangelischer Theologinnen in Deutschland)
Biographical literature: Eberhard Pältz, “In Memoriam Hanna Jursch (1902–1972),” *Mosaiksteine. Thüringer Kirchliche Studien* IV (1981): 44–63; Hannelore Erhart, “Hanna Marie Margarete Jursch,” in *Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon*, ed. Friedrich Wilhelm Bautz (Herzberg: Bautz, 2000), 733–9; [“Hanna Marie Margarete Jursch,” *Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon*](http://www.bautz.de/bbkl/j/jursch_h_m_m.shtml)
Major works: *Schleiermacher als Kirchenhistoriker* (diss.; Jena: Fromm, 1933); *Das Wesentliche. Gedichte* (Jena: Junkelmann, 1939); *Hände als Symbol und Gestalt* (with Ilse Jursch; Berlin: Evangelische Verlags-Anstalt, 1951)