Professorin Dr. Eve-Marie Becker

Professorin Dr. Eve-Marie Becker

Universitätsstr. 13-17, room 211
48143 Münster

T: 49 251 83-22535

Consultation Hours

During semester: s. homepage right column.
Semesterbreak (summer and winter): s. homepage rigth column and announcement in the Faculty

Academic Profiles

  • Research Areas

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


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


    Professor of the New Testament at the University of Münster
    PI of the research project, funded by the Dabish research council (DFF): "Epistolary Visions of Transformational Leadership: Cicero - Paul - Seneca" (EVTL) at the School of Culture and Society, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University/Denmark
    Research fellowship at the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies (IIAS), Jerusalem/Israel
    Professor of New Testament Exegesis at Aarhus University/Denmark
    "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
    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
    "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

    EKD (Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland) (Kammernetzwerk (und dessen Steuerungsboard) der EKD)
    International Society for the Study of Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature (ISDCL) (Advisory board)
    UEK (Union Evangelischer Kirchen) (Theologischer Ausschuss der UEK)
    Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (Bonn) (Auswahlausschuss der Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)
    Member of the advisory board of Dansk Teologisk Tidsskrift (DTT)
    Main editor of SANt
    Co-Editor of NET-series
    Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (SNTS)
    Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Theologie (WGTh)
    Society of Biblical Literature (SBL)
    International Society for the Study of Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature (ISDCL)
    Editorial Board New Testament Studies (NTS)
    Journal for the Study of Paul and His letters (JSPL) (Editorial Board)
    Journal of Biblical Literature (JBL) (Editorial Board)
    Editorial Board New Testament Studies (NTS)
    Member of the “Learned Society” at Aarhus University and its president from 2013-2015
  • Teaching

  • Projects

    • KoPaC – EXC 2060 A3-27 - Cosmocracy and Pantocracy in Early Christianity (KoPaC): Roots, Functions, and Effects of Early Christian Rulership Images (since )
      Subproject in DFG-joint project hosted at WWU: DFG - Cluster of Excellence | Project Number: EXC 2060/1
    • EfP – Exegese für die Predigt (since )
      Individual project: Evangelical Church in Germany, Evangelische Kirche der Pfalz (Protestantische Landeskirche), Bremische Evangelische Kirche, Evangelische Kirche in Hessen und Nassau
    • Opferwelten. Exegetische, historische und theologische Perspektiven auf das antike Antiochia (Tagung des Exzellenzclusters „Religion und Politik“) ()
      Scientific Event: DFG - Cluster of Excellence | Project Number: EXC 2060/1
    • Letter Writing and the Representation of Power in Antiquity. Royal Correspondence in Comparison (International Conference of the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics”) ()
      Scientific Event: DFG - Cluster of Excellence | Project Number: EXC 2060/1
    • Organisation einer Exkursion nach Rom für Studierende der Evangelischen Theologie zum Thema „Paulus und das kaiserzeitliche Rom“ (Schwerpunkte: Rom der Kaiserzeit; frühchristliche Kirchen; Paulus; Paulus-Stätten; Katakomben; Ostia) ()
      Own resources project
    • EVTL – Epistolary visions of transformational leadership: Cicero - Paul - Seneca ()
      Individual project: Independent Research Fund Denmark | Project Number: 8018-00086B
    • Co-editor "Handbuch Brief: Antike" (Walter de Gruyter) ()
      Individual project: Walter de Gruyter GmbH | Project Number: LLC/EK
    • Conference "Who was ›James‹? Challenging Concepts of Epistolary Authorship" 06. - 08. August 2019, Münster ()
      Scientific Event: Fritz Thyssen Foundation - Support of Conferences | Project Number:
    • Homines novi: Literary self-configurations from Cicero and Paul to Augustine ()
      Own resources project
  • Promotion

    Erich B. PrachtPaul in his Letters and Paul in Acts
    Jónsson, Sigurvin LárusJames Among the Classicists
    Mortensen, JacobPaul, Paulitics and "prosôpopoiia"
    Falkenberg, RenéEugnostos the Blessed