Prof. Christoph Markschies

Buber Fellow: 
2011 to 2012
Senior Fellow Description: 

Since 2004 Prof. Christoph Markschies holds the Chair for Ancient Christianity at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. He studied Theology, Classics and Philosophy at the Universities of Marburg, Munich and Tübingen and in Jerusalem and received his doctoral degree in 1991 and qualified as professor concluding his thesis on „Kirchen- und theologiegeschichtliche Studien zu Antiarianismus und Neunizänismus bei Ambrosius und im lateinischen Westen“ in 1994 in Tübingen. Christoph Markschies’ actual research interest is focused on The body of God and human bodies in late antique Judaism and Christianity and The Passover Haggadah of the Codex Monacensis Hebraeus 200 with a christian prologue in Latin.
He is Author and editor of numrous publications like introductory coursbooks for his area of expertise, e.g. Between Two Worlds. Structures of Early Christianity (1999), Arbeitsbuch Kirchengeschichte (1995), Gnosis. An Introduction. (2003), Das antike Christentum (2006), Antike ohne Ende (2008), Gnosis und Christentum (2009), Does it Make Sense to Speak about a 'Hellenization of Christianity' in Antiquity? Dutch Lectures in Patristics 1 (2011).
Christoph Markschies was president of the Humboldt-Universität between 2006 and 2010, is member of several academies of sciences such as the Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities of which he just was elected Vice-President. He was Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin/Institute for Advanced Studies (1998/1999) and of the Institute for Advanced Studies of the Hebrew University Jerusalem (1999/2000) as well as Visiting Fellow at the Trinity College, Oxford (2009), at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (2011), and Stewart Visiting Research Scholar in the Humanities Council, Programm of Jewish Studies, University of Princeton (2010). He had been awarded Leibniz-Award of the German National Research Council (2001) and has been confered on a Doctor honoris causa by the Lucian-Blaga-University Sibiu (Romania) as well as by the University of Oslo.

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