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Sponsorship award for Annika Heberling

This year, the Faculty of Catholic Theology at the University of Erfurt once again awarded the sponsorship prize donated by the Friends of the Faculty (Freundeskreis dre Fakultät) as part of its patronal festival of Albertus Magnus. The prize is endowed with 500 euros and went to Annika Heberling.

She was awarded for her master's thesis entitled "High Priest of the Goods to Come and Mediator of the New Covenant. Cultic Conceptions and Traditions in Heb 9:11-28." In the laudatory speech, Heberling's ability to work in an interdisciplinary way was particularly emphasized. In her work, she had combined biblical exegesis and the current state of historical research in a particularly interesting way, and her work thus represented a new perspective for the exegesis of the Letter to the Hebrews.

The traditional patronal festival, which each November commemorates the faculty's patron saint, the church scholar Albertus Magnus, began with a festive service in Erfurt Cathedral. At the academic celebration that followed, Julia Knop, Professor of Dogmatics at the Faculty of Catholic Theology at the University of Erfurt, gave a keynote lecture on discrimination in the name of religion as a challenge for theology. In it, she criticized in particular the discrimination against women and queer people in the Catholic Church.