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Prof. Dr. Moritz Fischer

Moritz Fischer

World Christianities and Mission History

Academic and professional career

  • Year of birth: 1961
  • Study of Theology in Marburg and Munich (1983-1987)
  • Lecturer at Bible-School Mwika as Ecumenical Pastor/ Missionary for the Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Tanzania; Assistant at the Desk for Mission & Evangelization under Maasai, 1992-2000
  • PhD (University of Heidelberg - Mission- and Religion Studies): "Maasai Shaping Christianity. The integrating Power of Tradional Religion under the influence of the Gospel", 2000
  • Congregation-Pastor at Wettelsheim and Bubenheim (Middle Franconia/ Bavaria), 2000-2005
  • Assistant to Professor at Augustana Theological Seminary of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Bavaria/ Neuendettelsau, 2005-2012
  • Lecturer at the desk of Mission-Intercultural of Mission-One-World / Centre for Mission, Partnership and Ecumenism of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Bavaria/ Neuendettelsau, 2005-2013
  • Habilitation (Augustana Theological Seminary - Intercultural Theology): "Pentecostal Movement between Fragility and Empowerment. Perceptions of the Pentecostal Church 'Nzambe-Malamu' and its Transnational Entanglements", 2010
  • Appointment as Privatdozent (Lecturer) (PD) for Intercultural Theology/ Mission- and Religion Studies at Augustana - Theological Seminary of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Bavaria, 2011
  • Appointment as Theological Lecturer and Managing Director of the Evangelical Association (Evangelischer Bund) Bayern (0,5). Appointment as Congregation-Pastor at Bruckberg (0,5), 2013
  • Lecture "Introduction to Islam" as Part time substitute of the Chair of Religion Studies at the University of Erlangen, 2015
  • Professor for World Christianity and Mission History at University of Applied Sciences for Intercultural Theology Hermannsburg

About me

After several years of teaching at home and abroad, since spring 2019 I am trying to contribute to qualifying students from different denominational, cultural and national backgrounds for intercultural-theological reflection on the forms of globalising Christianity in historical perspective. I spend my free time with my family, which includes my wife (ordained minister in ministry) and five adult children, with relatives and friends, in our garden, or doing sports (racing bike, hiking) and - last but not least - meditating.