Hans-Josef Klauck

Naomi Shenstone Donnelley Professor of New Testament and Early Christian Literature



Dipl Theol
Dr Theol, Dr Theol Habil (University of Munich) 
Dr hc (University of Zurich)

Hans-Josef Klauck has worked extensively on New Testament topics, such as the parables of Jesus, Paul’s Corinthian correspondence, and the Johannine letters. In addition, he has specialized in the religious and social history of the Greco-Roman world as a necessary background to New Testament studies. Among his most recent books are Ancient Letter Writing and the New Testament: A Guide to Context and Exegesis; The Religious Context of Early Christianity: A Guide to Graeco-Roman ReligionsMagic and Paganism in Early Christianity: The World of the Acts of the Apostles; and Religion und Gesellschaft im frühen Christentum. He is the editor of Herders Biblische Studien and Stuttgarter Biblische Studien; coeditor of Hermeneia und Evangelische-Katholische Kommentar zum Neuen Testament; New Testament area editor for the new edition of Die Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart; and main editor for the New Testament section of Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception. He is currently working on an introduction to the New Testament apocryphal literature, the first volume of which, Apocryphal Gospels: An Introduction, was published in 2003, the second volume, Apocryphal Acts: An Introduction, in 2007. He also published Ancient Letters and the New Testament: a Guide to Context and Exegesis, in 2010. His books have been translated into seven languages thus far. Professor Klauck was the 2003–04 president of the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas.

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Current and Upcoming Courses


32500 Introduction to the New Testament: Texts and Contexts
40300 The Gospel of Luke
42210 The Gospel of John
54402 Plutarch of Chaironeia and the New Testament
54600 The Wisdom of Solomon and the New Testament