Thomas Kaufmann wins Leibniz-Prize 2020
The Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften congratulates Thomas Kaufmann
Professor Dr. Thomas Kaufmann, Professor of Theology at the Georg-August-University Göttingen, was a guest at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften in the summer of 2016. It was announced this week that he and nine other researchers were awarded the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize. It was stated that with his comprehensive and multifaceted work on church history he changed the view on Martin Luther and the complex movement of the Reformation.
Kaufmann also brings the Reformation era to a broad public. Kaufmann's book Luther und die Juden (2014), which discusses Luther's hostility towards Jews, has shaped public debate. With this and other works, he contributes significantly to historical research and interreligious understanding.
(FKH - 24.01.2020)