Peter Lampe, PhD

Peter Lampe

Title: Chaired Professor, Theologian, Historian, Educator
Company: University of Heidelberg
Location: Neckargemünd, Germany

Peter Lampe, PhD, Chaired Professor, Theologian, Historian, and Educator at the University of Heidelberg, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in archaeology, theology, and history.

Having accrued more than 35 years of professional experience, Dr. Lampe is a renowned educator and thinker. Since 1999, he has served as a chaired professor of New Testament Studies and History of Early Christianity at the University of Heidelberg in Germany, as well as director of the university’s Phrygia Archaeology Surface Survey since 2001. Previously, he served the University of Kiel in Germany as dean of the School of Theology, director of the Institute of New Testament and Judaic Studies and chaired professor of history and archaeology of early Christianity and its environment between 1992 and 1999. Dr. Lampe also offered his expertise in the United States at Union Theological Seminary of Virginia, now Union Presbyterian Seminary, as an associate professor, full professor, and chair of the Biblical Studies Department from 1987 to 1992. In 1981, he commenced his career as a Wissenschaftlicher Assistant (junior faculty) at the University of Bern in Switzerland, where he remained until 1987.

Notably, Dr. Lampe co-discovered the ancient cities of Pepuza and Tymoin, as well as pioneered constructivist and psychological interpretations of early Christian writings. A prolific writer, he has authored numerous academic works in English and German and was named an honorary professor at the University of the Free State in South Africa in 2008. To add to his professional successes, Dr. Lampe was the recipient of an Ecumenical Preaching Award in Bonn, Germany in 2003. He is also a distinguished honoree and Decorated Knight of the Order of St. John. In 1987, he was given the Scholar’s Choice“ Award, honoring “significant current theological literature from abroad”, and in 2020, 65 scholars from all over the world published a two-volume Festschrift as an homage to Peter Lampe (Talking God in Society:  Multidisciplinary (Re)constructions of Ancient (Con)texts, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht). Presently, he maintains affiliation with the Societas Theologicum Ordinem Adiuvantium, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Society of Biblical Literature, and Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas. Dr. Lampe achieved a Master’s degree in Göttingen, Germany in 1977, and went on to study at the University of Bern, earning a Doctor of Philosophy in 1984 and a Doctorate of Habilitation in 1991. Additionally, in 1994, he became an ordained pastor by the Lutheran Church. To attest to his legacy, Dr. Lampe can be found in the 20th through 25th and 29th through 33rd editions of Who’s Who in the World.

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