Education and Employment

Since 11/2015 Full Professor of History of Christianity and its interreligious relations
2010Habilitation at the University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany (Habilitation thesis: “Tertullian’s Apologeticum. Translation and Commentary”)
2009-2015 Junior Professor at the Courant Research Centre EDRIS, Göttingen, Germany
2007-2009 Lecturer at the University of Erlangen, Germany
2005-2008 Research Assistant at the University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
2004-2005 Minister, university of applied sciences Nuremberg, Germany (“Hochschulpfarrer”)
2005-2008 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Institut für Historische Theologie der Universität Halle
2004 Doctorate in Church History at the University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany (Thesis: “Die theologische Ethik des Peter Abaelard”)
1999-2002 Congregational training, Nuremberg-Mögeldorf, Germany; Ordained as pastor
1992-1999 Studies of Protestant Theology at the Universities of Munich, Marburg and Erlangen; in context of study: one year traineeship, Giromagny, France

Research priorities
Early Christian apologetics, Christian “schools” in the 2nd/3rd centuries, History of western monasticism, Theology and ethics of the 11th/12th century, Relations between Muslims, Jews and Christians in mediaeval times.