Dr. Annette Weissenrieder


Professor of New Testament

Ph.D., Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg, Germany

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Annette Weissenrieder was born and raised in Germany. She earned her Master of Divinity in Protestant Theology and Ph.D. from the University of Heidelberg, Germany. While writing her dissertation, Annette worked as a Research Associate at Ockham Research Center editing the Dialogus II under the leadership of Dr. Volker Leppin, and did postdoctoral research work at the University of Heidelberg. In 2008, Annette moved to Berkeley and joined the faculty at SFTS and the Graduate Theological Union.

Annette’s interests are broad and include the comparing New Testament writings with the context of ancient medicine and philosophy, especially the question of religion and medicine. A second major interest is ancient art and numismatics (coins).

New Testament Exegesis; Interpreting the Body in New Testament; New Testament Miracles Revisited; 1 Corinthians and Art and Architecture; Luke-Acts and Art and Architecture (with David Balch); Ancient Borders: Terms, Ideologies and Performances; Introduction to the New Testament: Paul: His Letters, His Theology, and His Legacy


  • Miracles Revisited: New Testament Miracle Stories in Context, with St. Alkier (eds.) Berlin: de Gruyter 2013
  • Contested Spaces: Houses and Temples in Roman Antiquity and New Testament, with A. Weissenrieder (eds.) Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck 2012
  • The Interface of Orality and Written Text Speaking, Seeing and Writing in the Shaping of New Genres, with Robert B. Coote (eds.), Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck 2010
  • Religion und Krankheit. Religion and Medicine. Which relationships are life-enhancing?, with G. Etzelmüller (eds), Darmstadt 2010 (WBG)
  • Picturing the New Testament. Studies in Ancient Visual Art, A. Weissenrieder/F. Wendt/P. v. Gemünden (eds.), Tübingen 2005 (WUNT II, 195)
  • Images of Illness in the Gospel of Luke. Insights of Ancient Medical Texts (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck 2003)


Ongoing research on the Vetus Latina with the University of Erfurt and Dr. Dr. Thomas Bauer; Greco-Roman medicine and philosophy, New Testament anthropology, pneumatology, theories of the history of religion, Roman domestic art, numismatic, and architecture.