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(Incomplete) list of subjects of current Ph.D. and postdoc dissertation projects at the Department of Religious and Intercultural Theology (Note: multiple mentions possible).

Contents

Modern South Indian history of religions

Esotericism and New Religious Movements

Pentecostal/Charismatic Christianity, with a special focus on Asia, Africa and Latin America

Theology and History of South Asian Christianity

Further subjects

 

For further information contact: Michael.Bergunder@wts.uni-heidelberg.de

Modern South Indian history of religions

Go to research focus

  • Neo-Saivite reform movements in South Africa
  • Saiva Siddhanta in contemporary Tamilnadu
  • Indian nation and Western esotericism in the late 19th century
  • The concept of Christianity in the missionary movement of the 19th century

Completed:

  • Ulrike Schröder: Religion, Kaste und Ritual. Christliche Mission und tamilischer Hinduismus in Südindien im 19. Jahrhundert, am Beispiel des Missionars Robert Caldwell (2009) (Diss.)
    Published as: Ulrike Schröder: Religion, Kaste und Ritual. Christliche Mission und tamilischer Hinduismus in Südindien im 19. Jahrhundert. (Neue Hallesche Berichte 8) Halle: Verlag der Franckeschen Stiftungen, 2009.
  • Gregory T. Basker Chellappa:  Bibelauslegung im tamilischen Kontext am Beispiel des Johannesevangeliums (2014) (Diss.)

Esotericism and New Religious Movements

Go to research focus

Completed:

  • Friedemann Stengel: Aufklärung bis zum Himmel. Emanuel Swedenborg im Kontext der Theologie und Philosophie des 18. Jahrhunderts (2009). (Habilitation in Church History) Published as: Aufklärung bis zum Himmel Emanuel Swedenborg im Kontext der Theologie und Philosophie des 18. Jahrhunderts. (Beiträge zur historischen Theologie; 161) Tübingen: Mohr, 2011.

Pentecostal/Charismatic Christianity, with a special focus on Asia, Africa and Latin America

Go to research focus

Completed:

 

 

Further subjects

Islam

  • Islam and Protestantism
  • Islam in German East-Africa during the Colonial Period

Buddhism and Christianity

Confucianism and Christianity

  • Completed: Taeyeon Kim: "Konfuzianismus und Christentum im China des 19. Jahrhunderts. Eine Untersuchung zum frühen Ku Hung-ming (1883–1896)." ("Confucianism and Christinity in 19th Century China: An Exploration of the Early Ku Hung-ming (1883–1896)." (2012). (Diss.)