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Prof. Dr. Klaus Koschorke Emeritus

Prof. Dr. Klaus Koschorke, Emeritus

Institute of Church History


Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit√§t M√ľnchen
Faculty of Protestant Theology
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 Munich

Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 5409
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 3895

Website: German Website

Curriculum Vitae

Born 1948

Studied Protestant Theology and other subjects in Berlin, Edinburgh, Tübingen and Heidelberg 1967 – 1973

Gained doctorate in Heidelberg in 1976 with a thesis on the newly discovered Coptic-Gnostic texts of Nag Hammadi

Post-doctoral lecturing qualification (Habilitation) in Bern in 1990 with a study on fourth-century Greek ecclesiology (Basil of Cesarea)

Professorial appointments and guest professorships in Fribourg/ Bern / Luzern, Switzerland; Kandy/Sri Lanka; Madurai / India.

1993 – 2013 Professor and Head of the Institute of Church History / Chair: “Early and Global History of Christianity” at the University of Munich (LMU)

2003 – 2005 Dean of the Faculty of Protestant Theology at LMU Munich

Regular periods of research in various countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America

Guest professorships and academic teaching in China (Shanghai 2012), Myanmar (2011), Sri Lanka (regularly), Korea, Singapore, East Africa (Ethiopia/ Uganda 2014), United States (Fall 2014), South Africa (Pretoria – Spring 2015) and other places

September 2013: Professor emeritus at LMU Munich University

April 2013: Appointed as Permanent Visiting Professor at Liverpool Hope University (UK)

March 2014: : Appointed as Permanent Visiting Professor at Basel University (CH)