Annette Weissenrieder

Annette Weissenrieder


Faculty Visiting Scholar

Annette Weissenrieder studied protestant theology at the Universities of Heidelberg and Jena, and graduated with a Master of Divinity in Protestant Theology from the University of Heidelberg, Germany, where she also earned a Ph.D. (under the supervision of Gerd Theißen) and received the Hengstberger Prize (together with Gregor Etzelmüller). While writing her dissertation, A. Weissenrieder worked as a research associate at the Ockham Research Center editing the Dialogus II under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Volker Leppin. After spells at the Friedrich-Karls University of Heidelberg (PostDoc), the San Francisco Theological Seminary (full professor for New Testament studies), and the Graduate Theological Union (member of the Core Doctoral Faculty), she returned to Germany in 2017, becoming the professor of New Testament exegesis and theology and the director of the Corpus Hellenisticum Institute at the Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg.

Her research focuses on New Testament anthropology, ancient medicine, and ancient philosophy, with a special focus on the relation between religion and medicine. From 2017 to 2022, Annette Weissenrieder and Katrin Dolle directed the research project “Körper und Verkörperung. Neutestamentliche Anthropologie im Kontext antiker Medizin und Philosophie” (“Body and embodiment: New Testament anthropology in the context of ancient medicine and philosophy”; FoSub, De Gruyter, 2019; English translation: Biblical Anthropology: A Philosophical, Medical, and Sociological Sourcebook; Fortress Press, 2023). She is also writing a “New Testament Anthropology.”

Her current projects include also a new edition of the Vetus Latina Luke (with Thomas J. Bauer), the Old Latin Codex Vercellensis and digital humanities (a, VL3, with André L. Visinoni and Gregory Heyworth), and the Old Latin manuscript Codex Veronensis (with Rudolf Winfried, University of Göttingen).