Project Coordination

Project Coordinator

Prof. Dr. Dr. Alfons Fürst

Institution: Origen Research Centre
Address: Domplatz 23 | Room 410 | D-48143 Münster
Telephon numbers: +49 (0)251 83-25053 | Sek.: +49 (0)251 83-22624
E-Mail: afuerst@uni-muenster.de
Consultation hours: by agreement

Research Assistant

Anne Achternkamp

Institution: Origen Research Centre
Address: Domplatz 23 | Room 407 | D-48143 Münster
Telephon numbers: +49 (0)251 83-25072 | Sek.: +49 (0)251 83-22624
E-Mail: achternkamp@uni-muenster.de
Consultation hours: by agreement

Associated institutes

Alexandria School Foundation for Christian Studies

The Alexandria School Foundation is a institute of the Coptic Church in Cairo, which offers lectures to interested students, regardless of age and profession. Prof. Dr. Dr. Alfons Fürst, project coordinator of the Origen Research Centre, gave in march of 2019 at this school two lectures on the exegesis and philosophy of Origen of Alexandria. The lectures can be seen here:

Prof. Dr. Dr. Alfons Fürst, lecture "Exegesis and Philosophy in Early Christianity"

Prof. Dr. Dr. Alfons Fürst, lecture "Exegesis as Way of Life"

Associated researchers

Dr. Christian Hengstermann, in the winter and sommer term 2017/2018 substitute professor at the chair of ancient church history, associated researcher at the projects The History of Human Freedom and Dignity in Western Civilization and Cambridge Platonism at the Origins of the Enlightenment.
E-Mail: hengstec@uni-muenster.de


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Karmann is Professor for Church History and Patrology at the Institute for Biblical Studies and Historical Theology at the University Innsbruck. He studies early trinitarian theology, the reception of biblical works in early Christianity, and Origen and his reception history.
E-Mail: thomas.karmann@uibk.ac.at


Mag. Theol. Monnica Klöckener M.A., research assistant at the chair of ancient Church History, Patrology and Christian Archeology, working on a PhD-project on the exegesis of John 4 in Origen, John Chrysostom and Augustine.
Domplatz 23 | room 405 | D-48143 Münster
E-Mail: monnica.kloeckener@uni-muenster.de


Prof. Dr. Maren R. Niehoff is Max Cooper Professor of Jewish Thought at the Hebrew University. She studies intellectual, cultural and religious encounters between Jews, Christians and “Pagans” in Antiquity, focusing especially on Alexandria and Palaestina.
E-Mail: maren.niehoff@mail.huji.ac.il


Christian Pelz, M.A., M.Ed., PhD-student of the Emmy-Noether Research Group "Theology as Science?!" at the chair of Philosophical-Theological Crossroad Issues at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, coordinated by Prof. Dr. Dr. Benedikt Paul Göcke. He is working on Immanuel Kant's (1724-1804) religious philosophy compared to the theology of the church father Origen (185–253/54), in order to analyse their impact on the epistemological self-conception of theology.
E-Mail: christian.pelz@rub.de