Vol. 1 No. 1 (2024): African Christian Theology
Short Reviews

Grundzüge der Außereuropäischen Christentumsgeschichte

Hans-Christoph Thapelo LANGE
Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Published 2024-04-01

How to Cite

Grundzüge der Außereuropäischen Christentumsgeschichte. (2024). African Christian Theology, 1(1), 200–201. https://doi.org/10.69683/kxdv3w11


One of the defining features of Christianity is its capacity to take root in many different kinds of soils. Its historiography, however, has often focused on recounting the growth it enjoyed in European soil. In his book Koschorke addresses this imbalance with an outline of how widely the seed has been sown outside of Europe, as the title in English, “Outlines of Extra-European Christian History: Asia, Africa and Latin America 1450–2000,” suggests. It is designed to be used as a resource in teaching this subject in which Koschorke presents selected episodes from Christianity’s global history. These highlight both its various local expressions and its global interconnectedness from 1450 to 2000 CE in the regions of Asia, Africa, and Latin-America. Koschorke certainly is no stranger to the subject, having occupied the chair of church history at the University of Munich since 1993 until his retirement, also transforming it into a center for the History of World Christianity.