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Prof. Dr. Annette Weissenrieder


Annette Weissenrieder was born and raised in Germany. She earned  her Master of Divinity in Protestant Theology and Ph.D. from the  University of Heidelberg, Germany. While writing her dissertation,  Annette worked as a Research Associate at Ockham Research Center editing  the Dialogus II under the leadership of Dr. Volker Leppin, and did  postdoctoral research work at the University of Heidelberg. In 2008,  Annette moved to Berkeley and joined the faculty at SFTS and the  Graduate Theological Union.

Annette’s interests are broad and include the comparing  New Testament writings with the context of ancient medicine and  philosophy, especially the question of religion and medicine. A second  major interest is ancient art and numismatics (coins).


  • Miracles Revisited: New Testament Miracle Stories in Context, with St. Alkier (eds.) Berlin: de Gruyter 2013
  • Contested Spaces: Houses and Temples in Roman Antiquity and New  Testament, with A. Weissenrieder (eds.) Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck 2012
  • The Interface of Orality and Written Text Speaking, Seeing and  Writing in the Shaping of New Genres, with Robert B. Coote (eds.),  Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck 2010
  • Religion und Krankheit. Religion and Medicine. Which relationships  are life-enhancing?, with G. Etzelmüller (eds), Darmstadt 2010 (WBG)
  • Picturing the New Testament. Studies in Ancient Visual Art, A.  Weissenrieder/F. Wendt/P. v. Gemünden (eds.), Tübingen 2005 (WUNT II,  195)
  • Images of Illness in the Gospel of Luke. Insights of Ancient Medical Texts (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck 2003)