Prof. Dr. Martin Tamcke, born 1955, studied Theology, Philosophy and Oriental Studies at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. From 1978 to 1981 he was Student Assistant in a project of the German Research Foundation (DFG), “Religious history and cultural history of Near and Middle East and Central Asia – Research in syncretism”, which was conducted by Prof. Dr. Hage, Prof. Dr. Strothmann and Prof. Dr. Wießner. In 1981, Mr. Tamcke became lecturer at the University Göttingen for three years. He held the same position at the Philipps-University Marburg afterwards and obtained his Ph.D. (Dr. theol.) there at 1985. In 1993, Mr. Tamcke finished his Habilitation and became Associate Professor the same year. From 1994 on, Mr. Tamcke taught Church-History in Hermannsburg; in 1999 he went back to Göttingen as the Professor for Ecumenical Theology at the faculty of Theology. In the same year, he was the Co-Founder of the Master of Arts in Euroculture Programme in Göttingen and went to Chennai/Madras, India, as a Visiting Professor. During 1999 and 2003 he was External Examiner at the School of Historical Studies at the University of Birmingham, UK. Prof. Dr. Tamcke was the Dean of the Faculty of Theology at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen between 2007 and 2009 and since 2009 he has been the Vice-Dean. Prof. Dr. Tamcke is currently the Director of Studies of Euroculture and of Intercultural Theology.