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Fragmenta Curensia Ms 041.0.1; Neuedition: A. Weissenrieder und A.L. Visinoni

Fragmenta Curensia Ms 041.0.1; Neuedition: A. Weissenrieder und A.L. Visinoni

Fragmenta Curensia Ms 041.0.1; Neuedition: A. Weissenrieder und A.L. Visinoni


General description

The study of the New Testament is focused on the philological, literary and theological dimensions of the writings of the New Testament. Typically, knowledge of the original New Testament Greek is a prerequisite. Notwithstanding that, course offerings also include general topics courses for students of all disciplines as well as introductory courses specially designed to prepare student teachers in Religious Education.

The focus is primarily on the exegesis of the New Testament, in other words, on a closer examination and proper understanding of the individual texts of the New Testament scriptures. The exegetical methods will be introduced in the proseminar. Topics of further interest to this discipline include the genesis of the New Testament writings and their theological intentions, their intellectual, religious and historical contexts, and the history of Early Christianity in general.

Core course offerings

  • Synoptic gospels, especially the Gospel of Luke
  • Johannine Literature
  • Pauline epistles
  • The Letter to the Ephesians
  • Introduction to the New Testament
  • Theology of the New Testament
  • Israel in the New Testament
  • History of Early Christianity

Special emphasis

  • New Testament anthropology in light of ancient medicine and philosophy
  • Religion(s) and medicine
  • New. Testament and material culture: building inscriptions, numismatics and archeology (in cooperation with the Archeological Institute)
  • New Testament and visual culture
  • Wisdom literature (Old Testament, Early Judaism, New Testament) and on the Problems of the Canon
  • Courses on the New Testament and Hellenistic times are be offered within the framework of the »Corpus Hellenisticum« and »Neuer Wettstein« projects.


  • Vetus Latina Luke in cooperation with Prof. Dr.phil. Dr.theol. Thomas J. Bauer from the University of Erfurt
  • Ancient Architexture in cooperation with Jan Stenger and Martina Kepper
  • Visual Culture and the New Testament: A Handbook


  • Prof. Dr. Annette Weissenrieder
  • Research interests: The Gospel of Luke (see also Vetus Latina); the letter to the Ephesians; ancient medicine and philosophy and Paul; material art
  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Schorch
    Research interests: Literature of the intertestamental period; reception of Old Testament in the New Testament
  • Prof. Dr. Udo Schnelle, Emeritus
    Research  interests: The Apostles Paul and John; introduction to Biblical  exegesis; theology of the New Testament; history of Early Christianity
  • Prof. Dr. Hermann von Lips, Emeritus
    Research interests: Pastoral Letters; tradition of Biblical wisdom; canonical history of the New Testament; "Official Duties and the Parish" in the New Testament; feminist theology


Elna Mouton

Harry O. Maier

Staff/Research Associates

  • apl. Prof. Dr. Michael Labahn
  • apl. Prof. Dr. Manfred Lang
  • Clarissa Paul, Research Associate

former Staff


Teaching Assistants


Administrative Assistant

Kathrin Engelmann

Tel: +49 (0) 345 / 55 230 13
Fax: +49 (0) 345 / 55 272 14

office hours: Mon, Tue, Thu 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m, Wed 9.00 a. m. - 11:30 a.m.

Further information on the office hours, telephone numbers and email addresses of the professors and staff can be obtained from the Faculty Directory of the Faculty of Theology.

Address and Location

Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
Faculty of Theology
Institute of Biblical Studies
Seminar for New Testament
Franckeplatz 1, Haus 25
06099 Halle/Saale

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