Dr Zachary Purvis

Zachary Purvis is Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the University of Göttingen. His special interests lie in the cultural history of theology in Europe from the Renaissance to the nineteenth century, the Protestant Reformation, and ecclesiastical historiography and history of scholarship generally. Previously he was Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of Edinburgh and Kingdon Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He took his DPhil from Oxford and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. The Fulbright Program, Swiss Federal Scholars Commission, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Leibniz Institute of European History (Mainz), and Herzog Ernst/Fritz Thyssen Foundation (Gotha) have also supported his work. His articles have appeared in journals such as Journal of the History of Ideas, Journal of Ecclesiastical History, and Church History. His monograph, Theology and the University in Nineteenth-Century Germany (Oxford University Press, 2016), was awarded the Best First Book Prize by the Ecclesiastical History Society.