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Dr. Stanislau Paulau

Member of the academic staff, Department "Abendländische Religionsgeschichte"
Room: 03 206
Phone: +49 6131 39 39426
Fax: +49 6131 3930153


Personal Details:

Born in 1989 in Mogilev, Belarus. Stanislau Paulau studied Theology and Religious Studies in Minsk, Berlin, Göttingen and Addis Abeba. He holds a Master’s degree in Orthodox Theology and Religious Studies from the Belarusian State University (2012) and a Master’s degree in Intercultural Theology from the University of Göttingen (2014). 2016 he obtained a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Interreligious Studies from the University of Geneva. 2019 Stanislau Paulau received a doctoral degree (summa cum laude) from the University of Göttingen for a dissertation under the title: “The Other Christianity. Towards an Entangled Transconfessional History of Ethiopian Orthodoxy and European Protestantism”.
Stanislau Paulau was a scholarship holder of Klaus Murmann Fund of the Foundation of German Business (2013–2016), of the Alfred Toepfer Trust F.V.S. (2016–2018) as well as of the program “Dialogue/Perspectives: Religions and World views in Conversation” of the Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Scholarship Fund (2015–2016).
Since March 2019 he is a member of the academic staff at the Leibniz Institute of European History in Mainz.

Research Interests:

Theology and history of the Orthodox and Oriental churches in modern era (Eastern Europe, Northeast Africa, and the Middle East)
Entangled and global history of Christianity
History of the ecumenical movement
Interconfessionality and transconfessionality
Intercultural Theology

Selected Publications:

Interconfessional Dialogue and Traditional Litigation in the Early 20th-Century Eritrea: Introducing an Unpublished Manuscript, in: Zemenfes Tsighe / Saleh Mahmud Idris / Yonas Mesfun Asfaha et al. (eds.), Proceedings of the 1st International Conference of Eritrean Studies, Vol. 1, Asmara 2018, 143–155.
"Between Islam and the Christian West": Paulos Mar Gregorious’ Historiography of Ethiopian Christianity, in: The Harp: Journal of Syriac, Oriental, and Ecumenical Studies, Vol. XXXI (2016), 231–243.
Encountering the Ethiopian Orthodox Church in the Pre-Ecumenical Age: Some Remarks on the First Protestant Missionaries in Ethiopia (1829–1843), in: Eloi Ficquet / Ahmed Hassen Omer / Thomas Osmond (eds.), Movements in Ethiopia, Ethiopia in Movement, Vol. 1, Los Angeles CA 2016, 175–184.
Auf der Suche nach dem Tabot. Zu einem vergessenen Kapitel in der Geschichte der Wechselbeziehungen zwischen deutscher Wissenschaft, Mission und äthiopischem Christentum, in: Claudia Rammelt / Cornelia Sclarb / Egbert Schlarb (eds.), Begegnungen in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart: Beiträge dialogischer Existenz, Berlin 2015, 286–295.
Legitimation Strategies in the Encounters between Missionary and Indigenous Christianity: Examining German Hermannsburg Mission’s Narratives on the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church (1924–1927), in: Claudia Hoffmann / Florian Tuder / Irena Zellner Pavlović (eds.), Ökumenische Begegnungen – Ecumenical Encounters, Leipzig 2015, 170–179.
Das andere Christentum. Zur transkonfessionellen Verflechtungsgeschichte von äthiopischer Orthodoxie und europäischem Protestantismus, Göttingen 2020.

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