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Prof. Dr. Michael Bergunder

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Religious Studies and Intercultural Theology


Postal address:

Religious Studies and Intercultural History, University of Heidelberg

Kisselgasse 1, 69117 Heidelberg/Germany

Office: Karlstrasse 16, Room 308 (Map)

Phone: +49-6221-54-3308 or 3289

E-Mail: Michael.Bergunder@ts.uni-heidelberg.de

Web: http://theologie.uni-hd.de/rm



Information about current courses (in German)


  • Studies in Halle, Leipzig, Erfurt, and Hamburg

  • Doctorate 1993 (Halle), 1998
    Habilitation (Halle)

  • 1998-2002 Privatdozent (adjunct lecturer) at Halle

  • 2001-2002 Heisenberg fellowship

  • Field work in South India

  • Since 2002 in Heidelberg

  • Since 2004 (coopted) member of the Faculty of Philosophy for the Religious Studies program

  • Since 2004 associate member of the South Asia Institute  at the University of Heidelberg
  • 2008-2017: Member of the Cluster of Excellence  “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” at the University of Heidelberg (2008-2012 as Principal



Fields of interest

  • Theory and methods

  • Modern South Indian history of religions

  • New religious movements and esotericism in a global context

  • Pentecostal/charismatic christianity, with a special focus on Asia, Africa and Latin America

  • Theology and history of South Asian christianity


See also

Web page of the Department of Religious Studies and Intercultural History