Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Gerd Theißen
Professor Emeritus of New Testament Studies,
University of Heidelberg
Prof. Theißen's areas of emphasis in research and teaching are the social history of early Christianity, the historical Jesus, and the theory of early Christian religion/theology of the New Testament. His publications include The Jesus-Movement: Social History of a Revolution in Values (German 2004; English: forthcoming), The Historical Jesus: A Comprehensive Guide (with A. Merz), A Theory of Primitive Christian Religion, Experience and Behavior of the First Christians: A Psychology of Early Christanity (German 2007; English: forthcoming), and The Bible and Contemporary Culture. In addition, he has published many collections of sermons and a book on homiletics.
For his work, Prof. Theißen has received numerous honors, such as the Burkitt Medal for Biblical Studies from the British Academy. He is a member of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften).
Department in FIIT
VIII. The Theological Anthropology and Ethics of Early Christianity
Projects within framework of FIIT
- The psychology of early Christianity
- Pauline and early Christian ethics
- New Testament anthropology
- Paul's Letter to the Romans