Marcus Vogt studied theology and philosophy in Munich, Jerusalem and Lucerne. Vogt was the grandson of the Englishman Theodor Spear (1885-1961, University of Königsberg), who had been removed from office under National Socialism on the grounds of his political and religious convictions. Nephew of the classical philologist Andreas Spear (1929-2004, University of Mainz), as well as the brother of the Latinist Gregor Vogt-Spear (* 1956, Marburg) and Professor Matthias Theodor Vogt, a scholar of cultural policy and author of numerous cultural studies of the factors influencing democracies. capacity in Europe.
Vogt wrote his doctoral dissertation on “Social Darwinism” in Munich under the guidance of one of the most outspoken German researchers of social and social ethics, Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Korff. The dissertation was published in 1997 under the title “Social Darwinism. Scientific theories, political and theological-ethical aspects of the theory of evolution “in the world-famous German publishing house Herder-Ferlag. His habilitation work on the topic: “The principle of sustainable development.” The scheme from the theological and ethical point of view ”was written under the guidance of prof. Dr. Hans Munkau in Lucerne and in 2009 was published in Munich by Oekom-Verlag.
From 1992 to 1995 he was a member of the Expert Council on the Environment under the German Federal Government. Since 1995 he has been an adviser to the working group on environmental issues of the VI Commission of the German Episcopal Conference. From 1998 to 2007, Vogt was Professor of Christian Social Ethics at the Don Bosco University of Philosophy and Theology in Benedictboyern, Bavaria, and Chairman of the Church and Environment Clearing Center.
Since April 2007, Vogt has been a professor of social and ethics at the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich.
Marcus Vogt is married and has three children. Since 2011, Marcus Vogt has been conducting research at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Social Development at the University of Munich. Ludwig-Maximilian, where he is a representative of the working group on Christian social ethics in a German-speaking environment.