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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 was born and raised in Germany. In 1996 she graduated with a Master of Divinity in Protestant Theology from the University of Heidelberg, Germany where she also earned a Ph.D. (with Gerd Theißen). While writing her dissertation, A. Weissenrieder was working as a Research Associate at Ockham Research Center editing the Dialogus II under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Volker Leppin.

She taught at Friedrich-Karls University of Heidelberg (Wiss. Ass.), from 2008-2017 at San Francisco Theological Seminary as Full Professor for New Testament and the Graduate Theological Union where she was a member of the Core Doctoral Faculty. She came to the Martin Luther University Halle Wittenberg at 2017. She is also an ordained minister.

Focus of Research

  • New Testament theology, anthropology, and the understanding of God.
  • Ancient medicine and philosophy, esp. the question of Religion and Medicine. In particular, she is interested in what we can learn when these texts are read side by side with the New Testament writings.
  • Ancient “sacred” spaces.

Currently she is at work with Prof.Dr.Dr.Thomas Bauer (University of Erfurt, Germany) at the Old Latin Version of the Gospel of Luke, the Vetus Latina Beuron and she is finishing a manuscript on The Image of the Temple and Cult Terminology in 1 and 2 Corinthians and Ephesians. With the Classicist Katrin Dolle from Gießen she is finished a 1400-page manuscript on Körper und Verkörperung. Neutestamentliche Anthropologie im Kontext antiker Medizin und Philosophie. Ein Quellenbuch (in press).

Prof. Weissenrieder has written and edited eight books, among them Images of Illness in the Gospel of Luke. Insights in Ancient Medical Texts (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2003); Picturing the New Testament (edited volume with Friderike Wendt and Petra von Gemünden; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2005); Religion und Krankenbehandlung (edited volume with Gregor Etzelmüller; Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 2010); The Interface of Orality and Writing (edited volume with Bob Coote; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2009; Wipf & Stock 2015); Contested Spaces (edited volume with David Balch; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2012); Miracles Revisited (edited volume with Stefan Alkier, Berlin: de Gruyter, 2013); Religion and Illness (an edited volume with Gregor Etzelmüller; Wipf & Stock, 2016), Verkörperung als Paradigma einer theologischen Anthropologie (an edited volume with Gregor Etzelmüller, Berlin: de Gruyter, 2016) and Borders: Terms, Ideologies and Performances (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2016).

Annette Weissenrieder has been a Fellow at the Max Weber Kolleg for Advanced Studies in Erfurt (invitation Jörg Rüpke) and visiting scholar at the University of Freiburg (2014, invitation Ferdinand Prostmeier), in 2008 she was visiting scholar at Harvard Divinity School (invitation Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza and Françoise Bovon), in 2003 she was visiting scholar at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago (invitation Robert Brawley) and in 2001 she was a visiting scholar at Union Theological Seminary in New York (invitation Brigitte Kahl). While at Heidelberg University she has won the Hengstberger Prize with Gregor Etzelmüller.

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)

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