Ulrich L. Lehner

Ulrich L. Lehner

William K. Warren Professor

Primary Field of Study: History of Christianity


PhD University of Regensburg, Dr.phil.habil. Central European University

Research and Training Interests

History of Christianity after 1500, Transnational and Global Catholic Studies, Early Modern History, and 20th c. German History 


Enlightened Monks (Oxford UP: 2011) [Gilmary Shea Book Award]

The Catholic Enlightenment (Oxford UP: 2016; German and Lithuanian translation 2018 )

Co-Editor of Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Theology (Oxford UP: 2016)

God Is Not Nice (Ave Maria Press: 2017; Spanish and German trans. 2019, Polish 2020; Portuguese and French 2021)

Editor, Wort und Wahrheit. Fragen der Erkenntnistheorie (Stuttgart: Kohlhammer Verlag, 2019)


Ulrich L. Lehner specializes in religious history and theology of the Early Modern period, the Enlightenment, and the 19th century. Among his publications are ten authored books and sixteen edited volumes, including The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Theology, 1600-1800 (Oxford UP: 2016) and Women, Enlightenment, and Catholicism: A Transnational Biographical History (Routledge: 2018). He was selected as a Member and Herodotus Fellow in the School of Historical Studies at the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study, a fellow at the Institute for Comparative History of Religious Orders at the University of Eichstätt, Distinguished Fellow at the NDIAS (twice), fellow of the Earhart foundation (twice), and fellow of the Humboldt and Friedrich von Siemens Foundation. In 2014 he was inducted into the European Academy for Sciences and Arts.

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