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Dr Jörg Haustein

Dr Jörg Haustein

Lecturer in World Christianities

Fellow, Selwyn College

Jörg Haustein is accepting applications for PhD students.


Office Phone: 01223 763039

Biography:

Dr Haustein joined the Faculty in 2019 after teaching Religions in Africa at at the School of Oriental and African Studies (2013–2019), and Religious Studies and Intercultural Theology at the University of Heidelberg (2003–2013). He earned his PhD at Heidelberg with a study of Ethiopian Pentecostalism (2009).

Subject area and speciality

Religious Studies specialists:
  • Colonialism and Islam in German East Africa
  • Religion in international development
  • Christian-Muslim relations in Africa (esp. Ethiopia)
  • Theory & Method in the study of religions
World Christianities specialists:
  • Pentecostal and Charismatic movements worldwide
  • History of Christianity in Africa
  • Colonialism and Christian missions
  • Intercultural theology

Research Interests

Dr Haustein's research encompasses three main fields:

  1. Pentecostal and Charismatic movements
    • Pentecostalism in Ethiopia and other parts of Africa
    • Global history of Pentecostalism
    • Theory and method in the study of Pentecostal/Charismatic movements
  2. Colonialism and religions in Africa
    • Colonialism and Islam in German East Africa
    • Christian missions and colonialism in Africa
    • Post-colonial approaches to missionary archives and colonial history of religions
  3. Religions and international development
    • History of religions and development
    • Religions and the sustainable development goals

Research Supervision

Topics of current and past PhD students include:

  • Pentecostalism and Sustainable Development in Nigeria
  • The Ecoles Franco-Arabes in Burkina Faso
  • Evangelical missions and the history of sanitation in Ethiopia
  • Methodist missions and the history of abolitionism in Sierra Leone and Liberia
  • Domestic abuse and Orthodoxy in Tigray, Ethiopia
  • Caribbean Oneness Pentecostalism in the UK
  • Missionaries and the history of ethnicity in Malawi

Teaching

  • Paper coordinator: World Religions in Comparative Perspective (A7)
  • Paper coordinator: Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity World Wide (D2e)
  • Contributor: Understanding Contemporary Religion (A6)
  • Contributor: Themes in World Christianity (B7)

Other Professional Activities

Key Publications

Books and edited volumes

  • Writing Religious History: The Historiography of Ethiopian Pentecostalism. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2011 (Studies in the History of Christianity in the Non-Western World; 17)
  • Handbuch pfingstlich-charismatische Theologie. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2014 (ed., with G. Maltese).
  • Pentecostalism in Ethiopia. Special issue of PentecoStudies 12/2, 2013 (ed., with E. Fantini).
  • Migration und Identität. Pfingstlich-charismatische Migrationsgemeinden in Deutschland. Frankfurt am Main: Lembeck, 2006 (ed., with M. Bergunder).

Journal Articles (selection)

  • ‘Religion, Politics and an Apocryphal Admonition: The German East African “Mecca Letter” of 1908 in Historical-Critical Analysis’ Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, forthcoming 2020.

  • ‘Strategic Tangles: Slavery, Colonial Policy, and Religion in German East Africa, 1885–1918’ in Atlantic Studies 14/4 (2017): 497–518.

  • ‘Introduction: The Ethiopian Pentecostal Movement – History, Identity and Current Socio-Political Dynamics,’ in PentecoStudies 12/2 (2013): 150–161.

  • ‘The New Prime Minister’s Faith: A Look at Oneness Pentecostalism in Ethiopia,’ in PentecoStudies. 12/2 (2013): 183–204.

  • ‘Historical Epistemology and Pentecostal Origins: History and Historiography in Ethiopian Pentecostalism,’ in Pneuma 35/3 (2013): 345–365.

  • ‘EPRDF's Revolutionary Democracy and Religious Plurality. Islam and Christianity in post-Derg Ethiopia,’ in Journal of Eastern African Studies 5/4 (2011): 755–772 (with T. Østebø).

  • ‘Embodying the Spirit(s): Pentecostal Demonology and Deliverance Discourse in Ethiopia,’ in Ethnos 76/4 (2011): 534–552.

  • ‘Die Pfingstbewegung als Alternative zur Säkularisierung? Zur akademischen Wahrnehmung einer globalen religiösen Bewegung des 20. Jh.,’ Archiv für Sozialgeschichte 51 (2011): 533–552.

Book chapters (selection)

  • ‘Provincializing Representation: East African Islam in the German Colonial Press,’ in Religion, Media, and Marginality in Modern Africa ed. by F. Becker et al. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2018, pp 70–92.

  • ‘Religion, Rasse und Recht: Der ostafrikanische Islam in der deutschen Fiktion vom „Eingeborenenrecht“‘ in Deutsch-Ostafrika. Dynamiken europäischer Kulturkontakte und Erfahrungshorizonte im kolonialen Raum ed. by Christine de Gemeaux, Stefan Noack and Uwe Puschner. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Verlag, 2019, pp. 181–202.

  • ‘Evangelikalismus in Afrika,’ in Handbuch Evangelikalismus ed. by F. Elbert. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag, 2017, pp. 141–156.

  • ‘Religion and Development in Africa and Asia,’ in Routledge Handbook of Africa–Asia Relations ed. by P. Carvalho. London: Routledge, 2017, pp. 76–93 (with E. Tomalin).

  • ‘Pentecostalism in Ethiopia: A Unique Case in Africa,’ in Global Renewal Christianity, vol. 3: Africa ed. by Vinson Synan, Amos Yong, and Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu. Lake Mary, FL: Charisma House, 2016. S. 128-146.

  • ‘Pfingstliche und charismatische Theologie: Eine Einführung’ in Handbuch pfingstliche und charismatische Theologie ed. by J. Haustein & G. Maltese. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2014, pp. 15-65 (with G. Maltese).

  • ‘Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity in Ethiopia: A Historical Introduction to a Largely Unexplored Movement,’ Multidisciplinary Views on the Horn of Africa, ed by H. Eliese, Köln: Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, 2014, pp. 109–127 (Studien zum Horn von Afrika; 2).

  • ‘Die pfingstlich/charismatische Bewegungen als aktuelle Herausforderung der Äthiopisch-Orthodoxen Kirche,’ in Tradition und Wandel im Land der Königin von Saba: Ansichten aus und zu Äthiopien, ed. by K. Pinggéra, Hofgeismar: Evangelische Akademie, 2011, pp. 73–92. (Hofgeismarer Protokolle; 356)

  • ‘Die Pfingstbewegung,’ in Kirchen und Konfessionen, ed. by M. Mühling, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2009, pp. 169–184. (Grundwissen Christentum; 2) (with A. Quaas)

  • ‘Navigating Political Revolutions. Ethiopia’s Churches During and After the Mengistu Regime,’ in Falling Walls. The Year 1989/90 as a Turning Point in the History of World Christianity, ed. by K. Koschorke, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2009, pp. 117–136.

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