Curriculum vitae

Andreas Feldtkeller was born on 8th September 1961 in Munich. In the years 1980 till 1986 he studied Protestant Theology in Munich, Heidelberg, Jerusalem and Tübingen.


The studies were funded by the “Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes“ and by the  „Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst“ (DAAD).

After the First Theological Exam he passed a curacy in Schwebheim (Lower Franconia) from 1987 till 1989. This was finished by the Second Theological Exam.

From 1989 till 1992 he worked with Gerd Theißen in Heidelberg on his promotion projekt about „Das entstehende Heidenchristentum im religiösen Umfeld Syriens zur
Prinzipatszeit" and was therefore funded by a promotion scholarship of the federal state Baden-Württemberg. In 1992 he received a PhD of Theology in Heidelberg.

1992 he was ordained a pastor of the Protestant Church in Bavaria und worked till 1995 as foreign curate at the Protestant Church with German language in the Holy Land in Amman (Jordan).
From 1994 till 1996 he was also guest scholar at the new founded „Royal Institutefor Inter-Faith Studies“ in Amman.

The paper which resulted from this work named ”Mutter der Kirchen im Haus des Islam.
Eine Studie zur Bedeutung des kulturellen Gedächtnisses für die interreligiöse
Wahrnehmung am Beispiel von arabischen Christen und Muslimen im West- und
Ostjordanland (Gebiet des Patriarchats Jerusalem)“ was accepted as a professorial dissertation at the Faculty of Theology in the University of Heidelberg in 1996.

From 1996 till 1999 Andreas Feldtkeller was academic assistant and associate professor at the chair for Studies in Religion and Missiology in Heidelberg.

Since 1999 he ist professor for Studies in Religion, Missiology and Ecumenics at the Faculty of Theology in the Humboldt-University of Berlin.
Since 2000 he is chairperson
of the Berliner Gesellschaft für Missionsgeschichte and since 2004
co-editor of the Theologischen Literaturzeitung.
From October 2007 till April 2010 he was decan of the Faculty of Theology at the Humboldt-University of Berlin.

2008 he awarded the Hans-Sigrist-Prize in appreciation to his previous academic research on “Religions - claims on truth – conflicts – theologies: Theoretical Perspectives“.  It’s an international academic award from the University of Bern, funded by the Hans-Sigrist Foundation.

Since 2010 he is trust professor of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes.