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Prof Josef Lössl 


Education and Qualifications

  • PhD Theology (Historical Theology), University of Regensburg (1996)
  • PhD Habil. History of the Early Church, Patristics and Christian Archaeology, University of Münster (2001)
  • Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University College London (2003)

Career Overview

  • 1996-2000 Postdoctoral Fellow, Theology (Early Christianity and Patristics), King's College London
  • 2000-2002 Junior Fellow, Theology (Patristics and Church History), Catholic University Leuven
  • 2002-2003 Humboldt-Fellow, Classics (School of Greek and Latin), University College London
  • 2003-2006 Lecturer, Theology (Patristics and Late Antiquity), Cardiff University
  • 2006-2006 Senior Lecturer, Theology (Patristics and Late Antiquity), Cardiff University
  • 2006-2010 Reader, Theology (Patristics and Late Antiquity), Cardiff University
  • 2010-        Professor, Historical Theology, Intellectual History (Patristics and Late Antiquity), Cardiff University

Teaching Profile

  • I teach on the history, and in particular the intellectual history, of Christianity and related religions, with a focus on Classical and Late Antiquity.
  • I also teach Classical and Hellenistic (New Testament) Greek.

Awards and Prizes

  • EON Prize for outstanding PhD of the year, University of Regensburg, 1996
  • Postdoctoral Award, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), 1997
  • Visiting Junior Fellowship, Catholic University Leuven, 2000
  • Alexander-von-Humboldt Fellowship, 2002
  • Visiting Senior Fellowship, Excellenz-Cluster 'Religion und Politik', University of Münster, 2010

Memberships and External Activities

  • Senior Fellowship, Higher Education Academy (HEA)
  • Fellowship, Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation
  • Member, Association internationale des études patristiques (AIEP)
  • Member, Faith and Order Committee, Methodist Church of Great Britain