PD Dr. Christopher Voigt-Goy
Member of the academic staff, project EuReDRoom: 03 011
Phone: +49 6131 39 39352
Fax: +49 6131 39 35326
October 2015–September 2016: Stand-in professor for Early and Medieval Church History in Heidelberg
Winter 2012/13: Stand-in professor for the History of Reformation in Heidelberg
2003–2011: Bergische Universität, Wuppertal, lecturer (systematic and historical theology)
Religious Peace Treaties in Europe as Legal Orders of Confessional Diversity in a Comparative Perspective
Overcoming those conflicts that had arisen from the denominational pluralisation of Europe since the Reformation represented a peculiar challenge for peacekeeping and peace building between 1500 and 1800. Important for this resolution of conflicts were the various decrees, edicts, capitulations and treaties by which secular, i.e. non-religious powers legally regulated the coexistence of different Christian belief systems since the 16th century.
Religious Preservation of Peace and Peace-making in Europe (1500–1800) – Digital Edition of Early Modern religious Peace Treaties
The edition provides for the first time the textual basis for comparative research on Early Modern religious peace-making in Europe. It includes detailed introductions and commentaries and covers the period from 1485 (Peace of Kuttenberg) to 1788 (so-called Woellner Edict of Religion).
The project investigates the expert opinions of theologians submitted in written form in the context of early modern religious settlements.