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Prof. Dr. Annette Weissenrieder



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Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Theologische Fakultät
Institut für Bibelwissenschaften
Seminar für Neues Testament

Franckeplatz 1, Haus 25
06099 Halle/Saale

Office hours:
by appointment


Annette Weissenrieder studied protestant theology at the Universities of Heidelberg and Jena, and graduated with a Master of Divinity in Protestant Theology from the University of Heidelberg, Germany, where she also earned a Ph.D. (under the supervision of Gerd Theißen) and received the Hengstberger Prize (together with Gregor Etzelmüller). While writing her dissertation, A. Weissenrieder worked as a research associate at the Ockham Research Center editing the Dialogus II under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Volker Leppin. After spells at the Friedrich-Karls University of Heidelberg (PostDoc), the San Francisco Theological Seminary (full professor for New Testament studies), and the Graduate Theological Union (member of the Core Doctoral Faculty), she returned to Germany in 2017, becoming the professor of New Testament exegesis and theology and the director of the Corpus Hellenisticum Institute at the Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg.

Focus of Research

Her research focuses on New Testament anthropology, ancient medicine, and ancient philosophy, with a special focus on the relation between religion and medicine. From 2017 to 2022, Annette Weissenrieder and Katrin Dolle directed the research project “Körper und Verkörperung. Neutestamentliche Anthropologie im Kontext antiker Medizin und Philosophie” (“Body and embodiment: New Testament anthropology in the context of ancient medicine and philosophy”; FoSub, De Gruyter, 2019; English translation: Biblical Anthropology: A Philosophical, Medical, and Sociological Sourcebook; Fortress Press, 2023). She is also writing a “New Testament Anthropology.”

Her current projects include a new edition of the Vetus Latina Luke (with Thomas J. Bauer), the Old Latin Codex Vercellensis and digital humanities (a, VL3, with André L. Visinoni and Gregory Heyworth), and the Old Latin manuscript Codex Veronensis (with Rudolf Winfried, University of Göttingen).

She has held visiting positions at the Union Theological Seminary (2001), McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago (2003), Harvard Divinity School (2007-2008), University of Freiburg (2014), Max Weber Center for Advanced Studies in Erfurt (2014-15), Cambridge University (2019), as well as the Chicago Divinity School (2023-24). She is currently an Elisabeth-List-Fellow at the University of Graz working on a project dedicated to “Sexualities in early texts of Judaism, Christianity and Islam” together with Charlotte Fonrobert (Stanford) and Miera Siebert (Humboldt University Berlin).

Prof. Weissenrieder has written and edited fifteen books, among them Images of Illness in the Gospel of Luke. Insights in Ancient Medical Texts (2003); Körper und Verkörperung. Ein Quellenbuch antiker medizinischer und philsophischer Texte für die Septuaginta und das Neue Testament (with Katrin Dolle; 2019); Fragmenta Curiensia. Ein Beitrag zur Sprache und Übersetzung des frühlateinischen Lukasevangeliums (with André Visinoni; Berlin: de Gruyter, 2021); Biblical Anthropology. A Philosophical, Medical and Sourcebook (in cooperation  with Katrin Dolle, 2023);  Material and Digital Advances in the  Study of Manuscripts:   A New  Edition of the Codex Vercellensis Luke in Light of Spectral Images (in collaboration with André Visinoni; 2024,  accepted). Edited Volumes: Picturing the New Testament (with Friderike Wendt and Petra von Gemünden; 2005); Religion und Krankenbehandlung (with Gregor Etzelmüller; 2010); The Interface of Orality and Writing (with Bob Coote; 2009; 2015); Contested Spaces (with David Balch; 2012); Miracles Revisited (with Stefan Alkier, 2013); Religion and Illness (with Gregor Etzelmüller; 2016), Verkörperung als Paradigma einer theologischen Anthropologie (with Gregor Etzelmüller, 2016); Borders: Terms, Ideologies and Performances ( 2016); Prayer in the Ancient City: Influences of Urban Space (with Jörg Rüpke and Maik Patzelt, 2021); Architexture (with Jan Stenger, 2023).

Webpage Bücher.pdf (284.7 KB)  vom 26.09.2019

SBL Review on "The Interface of Orality and Writing"
Orality and Writing SBL Review.pdf (289.1 KB)  vom 26.09.2019

SBL Review 2 on "The Interface of Orality and Writing"
Orality and Writing 2 SBL Review.pdf (247.1 KB)  vom 26.09.2019

Vetus Latina
webpageVetus Latina.pdf (300.4 KB)  vom 02.08.2018


European Society of Women in Theological Research (ESWTR)

Society of Biblical Literature, International

Vetus Latina Institute, Beuron

Arbeitskreis 2. Jahrhundert; leadership Prof.Dr. Ferdiand Prostmeier

FIIT Global Networks, Universität Heidelberg

Member of Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (SNTS)