• Research Areas

    • Gospel of Mark and Synoptics
    • Philippians and Paul
    • Literary history: Historiography and epistolography
    • Hermeneutics
    • Person/Personality and (Auto-)Biography
  • CV

    Education

    Ordination as minister by honorary appointment
    PostDoc Researcher, funded by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange) at McMaster University, Hamilton/Ont., Canada
    Dr. theol. at the Faculty of Theology at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
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    PhD student at the University of Erlangen: granted by the Hessische Lutherstiftung (Darmstadt) and the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (Bonn)
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    Studies of Protestant Theology in Marburg and Erlangen

    Positions

    since
    Professor of the New Testament at the University of Münster
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    Research fellowship at the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies (IIAS), Jerusalem/Israel
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    Professor of New Testament Exegesis at Aarhus University/Denmark
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    "Distinguished Visiting Professor of New Testament" at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta/USA
    "Gastdozentur Studienjahr" at the Dormition Abbey in Jerusalem/Israel
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    Research programme director of: "Christianity and Theology in Culture and Society" at the Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University
    Research fellowship at the Max-Weber-Center in Erfurt/Germany
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    "Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin/Assistentin/Oberassistentin" at the Institute of New Testament studies at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
    "Kurzzeitlehrerdozentur" at the Faculty of Protestant Theology in Sibiu/Romania (funded by the Robert-Bosch-Stiftung)

    External functions

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    Main editor of SANt
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    Co-Editor of NET-series
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    Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (SNTS)
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    International Society for the Study of Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature (ISDCL)
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    Society of Biblical Literature (SBL)
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    Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Theologie (WGTh)
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    Editorial Board New Testament Studies
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    Member of the “Learned Society” at Aarhus University and its president from 2013-2015
  • Projects

    • EVTL - Epistolary Visions of Transformational Leadership (EVTL): Cicero - Paul - Seneca ( - )
      Own funding
    • Handbook Letter-Writing: Antiquity ( - )
      Own funding
    • Homines novi: Literary self-configurations from Cicero and Paul to Augustine ( - )
      Own funding