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Leopold Lucas-Prize 2015 awarded to Angela Neuwirth

17.04.2015

The Protestant faculty of the University of Tübingen honours cultural scientist and Quran-expert Angela Neuwirth, a renowned professor for Arabic studies. For many years, Angela Neuwirth taught at the faculty for Arabic studies at the Freie Universität Berlin and worked in central locations of the Eastern Mediterranean area. Her scientific works include fundamental articles on the Quran and Quran-exegesis, analyses of modern Arabic literature of the Levant, and research into Palestinian poetry as well as literature on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Neuwirth enjoys a high international reputation and actively contributes to the dialogue between Islam, Judaism and Christianity.

The Dr. Leopold Lucas-Prize honours outstanding achievements in the fields of theology, the humanities, history and philosophy. It is awarded to advocates of tolerance and those who advance the relationships between individuals and peoples.

Former recipients of the Dr. Leopold Lucas-Prize include Schalom Ben-Chorin (1974), Karl Raimund Popper (1981), Fritz Stern and Hans Jonas (1984), Paul Ricoeur (1989), Richard von Weizsäcker (2000), Moshe Zimmermann (2002), Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi (2005), Seyla Benhabib (2012) and Giorgio Agamben (2013).

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