Prof. Annette WeissenriederAssociate Professor of New Testament at San Francisco Theological Seminary and the Graduate Theological Union

    Research Profile

    I am interested in ancient medicine, philosophy, esp. the question of religion and medicine. In particular, I am interested in what we can learn when these texts are read side by side with the New Testament writings. A second major interest is also ancient art and numismatics (coins). With Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Bauer from the University of Erfurt I am researching the Old Latin Versions (Vetus Latina Beuron) of the Gospels of Luke and Matthew.

    Teaching Profile

    I regularly teach doctoral and seminary courses as a faculty member of San Francisco Theological Seminar and the Graduate Theological Union.  Courses include introductory classes in Paul, the Gospels and New Testament exegesis for seminarians and specialized doctoral seminars dealing with New Testament and ancient medical or philosophical texts, history of religion or ancient art and numismatics.

    Selected Publications


    Images of Illness in the Gospel of Luke. Insights of Ancient Medical Texts Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck 2003 (WUNT II, 167)

    Picturing the New Testament. Studies in Ancient Visual Art. A. Weissenrieder/ F. Wendt/P. v. Gemünden (eds.), Tübingen 2005 (WUNT II,195)

    Religion und Krankheit. G. Etzelmüller/ A. Weissenrieder (eds), Darmstadt 2010 (WBG)

    The Interface of Orality and Written Text. Speaking, Seeing and Writing in the Shaping of New Genres. A.Weissenrieder/ Robert B. Coote (eds.), Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck 2010

    Contested Spaces: Houses and Temples in Roman Antiquity and New Testament. D. Balch / A. Weissenrieder (eds.) Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck 2012

    Miracles Revisited: New Testament Miracle Stories in Context. St. Alkier/ A. Weissenrieder (eds.) Berlin: de Gruyter 2013.

    Verkörperung als Paradigma einer theologischen Anthropologie. G. Etzelmüller/ A. Weissenrieder (Berlin: de Gruyter), 2015.

    Borders: Terms, Ideologies and Performances. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2015, forthcoming


    “Searching for the Middle Ground from the End of the Earth: The Embodiment of Space in Acts 8:26–40,” Neotestamentica 48 (2014): 1-48.

    “Spirit and Rebirth in the Gospel of John”, in: Religion and Theology 21 (2014), 1-28.

    “What does “to be saved by childbearing” mean (1 Timothy 2:15)? Insights from Ancient Medical and Philosophical Texts”, in: Early Christianity, 5 (2014): 313-333.

    „Die lebendige Wirkung des Geistes in Gen 2,7LXX. Das Bedeutungsspektrum von נפח / e)mfusa/w und נשמה / pnoh/ im Lichte antiker medizinischer Quellen“, in: JSCS 46 (2013): 11-29.






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