St Cross Fellow Diarmaid MacCulloch Honoured with Leopold Lucas Prize

St Cross Fellow Diarmaid MacCulloch, Professor of the History of the Church at the University of Oxford, has been awarded the distinguished Leopold Lucas Prize.

The Leopold Lucas Prize is awarded annually by the Tübingen University in Germany and is worth €50,000. It marks outstanding achievements in theology, intellectual history and philosophy in the name of Jewish scholar and rabbi, Leopold Lucas.

Professor MacCulloch receives this award following his widely acclaimed 2003 work A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years, which became the basis for a BBC television series. Last year he published a definitive biography of Thomas Cromwell, 'Thomas Cromwell: A Life', to critical acclaim.

The public ceremony to grant the award to Professor MacCulloch will take place on 7 May 2019 at Tübingen University in Germany. Previous winners include Seyla Benhabib, the Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy, and former Professor of Sociology and Theology at Boston University, Peter L. Berger.


Rachael Lindsay 

Tuesday 9 April 2019