Institute of Church History

Felsenkirche aus Äthiopien

The Institute of Church History comprises the following two chairs:

Chair of Church and Religious History of the 1st millenium,
        Prof. Dr. Andreas Müller.

Chair of Modern Church History, Prof. Dr. Dr. Johannes Schilling.

Tasks and focus of the Institute of Church History:

“Church History” covers the history of Christianity, its institutions, teachings and characters in their historical contexts from antiquity to the present time. The subject can offer theological education in a comprehensive sense. It serves to deepen Christian identity against the background of its history. As a theological discipline, church history considers it its particular task to teach students to form their theological judgement by studying history.

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