Helmut Thielicke was hailed as one of the most brilliant preachers and theologians to come out of postwar Germany. He served as Professor of Theology at Heidelberg until his dismissal by the Nazi regime in 1940. After the War he served as professor and rector at the University of Tubingen until 1954, when he accepted the post of rector at the University of Hamburg. During his prolific writing career he produced an eight-volume 'Systematic Theology'. Helmut Thielicke died in March, 1986.