Updated: 12/15/2008














Research projects and -interests of Prof. Dr. Christoffer H. Grundmann

Basic for his scholarly work is the interdisciplinary outlook within the academe, especially between medicine and theology, sociology and cultural anthropology in intercultural and interreligious contexts.

The following topics are his particular research interests:

  • medical missions, its history, issues, and challenges

  • healing / faith healing / miraculous healing

  • medicine of the person / anthropological medicine / ethnomedicine

  • hermeneutics of the body / phenomenology of corporeality / the lived body

  • religious health assets research

  • systemstheoretical analysis and complexity theory for coping with the challenges of contemorary society with special reference to religious traditions

  • interreligious dialogue


Presently he is engaged in the following research projects:

  • African Religious Health Assets Program (Emory University, Atlanta, GA, in cooperation with the University of Cape Town, RSA)

  • IAMS (International Association for Mission Studies) study-group 'Healing'

  • IAMS Study-group 'Mission, Pneumatology, and the Spirit Worlds'


Prof. Grundmann is, among others, member of the following scholarly associations and societies:

  • Deutscher Hochschulverband (DHV) / Association of German University Professors and Lecturers

  • American Association of University Professors (AAUP)

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Missionswissenschaft (DGMW) / German Association of Missiology

  • Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Theologie (WGTH) / Scholarly Association for Theology

  • International Association for Mission Studies (IAMS)

  • American Society of Missiology (ASM)


Prof. Grundmann is corresponding co-editor of the periodocal Wege zum Menschen, Göttingen.