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Location: Hermannsburg, Germany

Institution: University of Applied Sciences for Intercultural Theology

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I am Professor at the department of World Christianities and Mission History at the Univ. of Applied Sciences for Intercultural Theology (FIT) in Hermannsburg/ Germany:

After researching so called Traditional Religions in Africa and the contextualization of the Gospel by the Maasai-people of Eastern-Africa themselves (while serving from 1992-2000 as a lecturer in Tanzania) the PhD-Dissertation was published: "Maasai shaping Christianity” (Heidelberg 2000).

Since 2005 I have been researching the meaning of migration and mission from a more global perspective in a certain network between Africa, Northern America and Europe, looking at its historical and performative dimensions. The publication and translation of my Habilitation-Thesis was finalised in 2010/11 under the title: "Pentecostal Movement between Fragility and Empowerment. The historically, performatively and worldwide organized Network around Nzambe-Malamu". Fieldtrips to USA (2008), in Europe (2005-2009) and in Kenya, Tanzania (2009) and especially DR Congo (2007) - as well as concentrated research in German Migrant-Churches - helped me to figure out some suitable questions concerning the worldwide growing Pentecostal and Charismatic movement and its meaning for the established churches.

Research and Projects:

  • “Migration and Pentecostal Movement”
  • Postcolonial Analysis of the History of World Christianity as “History of Transnational Interactions”
  • Intercultural Theology and Migrant-Churches
  • Ritual Studies and the Performative Turn
  • Who is why in which way writing “African Christian History”?

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