The team of the chair

Professor

Holder of the Professorship for New Testament Exegesis and Theology
(Faculty of Catholic Theology)
Mitarbeitergebäude 3 (Villa Martin) / room 9

Curriculum Vitae

Thomas Johann Bauer studied Catholic Theology at the University of Regensburg and at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome (Diploma, Regensburg 2000). He also studied Classics (Greek and Latin) at the University of Gießen (M.A., 2009). He holds a Doctorate in Philosophy (Dr. phil.), University of Gießen 2007, and a Doctorate in Catholic Theology (Dr. theol.), University of Freiburg im Breisgau 2011. He worked as a research assistant at the Department of Catholic Theology at the University of Gießen and as an assistant lecturer (PostDoc) at the Faculty of Theology at the University of Freiburg im Breisgau. He was appointed associate professor and holder of the Chair for New Testament Studies at the Faculty of Theology at the University of Freiburg/Fribourg CH in 2013. Since 2014 he has been full professor of New Testament Exegesis and Theology at the Faculty of Catholic Theology at the University of Erfurt. He was appointed director of the Vetus Latina-Institut at Beuron the same year.

Research

The main research focus of Thomas Johann Bauer is on the New Testament and early Christian letters and their classification in the culture and literature of antiquity. Since January 1, 2014 he has also been the scientific director of the Vetus Latina Institute (Beuron), which is working on the reconstruction and edition of the oldest Latin Bible translations.

Teaching

The courses aim to introduce the basic questions of New Testament exegesis, the religious and cultural environment of the Jesus movement and the first Christians, and the writings and history of early Christianity.

Hereyou can find the current courses

Academic Assistants

Hannah Kronegger
Hannah Kronegger
Academic assistant at the professorship for New Testament
(Faculty of Catholic Theology)
Mitarbeitergebäude 3 (Villa Martin) / room 5

Curriculum Vitae

Studies

10/2011 – 09/2017 Catholic Theology and Latin Studies for teaching at secondary schools at the Catholic University Eichstätt/Ingolstadt with semesters abroad in Jerusalem ( 41. Theologisches Studienjahr 2014/15) and Vienna (2016)

Graduations: Dual Subject Bachelor of Arts applicable as teacher training course for middle school/grammar school (11/2016), First State Examination (09/2017), Interdisciplinary Master of Arts suitable for Teacher Training (03/2018)

Topic of the Master Thesis: „Jesus as an Epic Hero? A Comparison of Virgil’s Aeneas and Juvencus’s Jesus Based on a Narratological Examination of Selected Scenes“

School Education

09/2002-04/2011 Maristengymnasium Fürstenzell (Grammar School), Graduation: Abitur
09/1999 – 07/2002 Primary School Jägerwirth
09/1998 – 07/1999 Primary School „Francis-of-Assisi“, Augsburg

Work experience (selection)

Since 07/2020 academic assistant at the Chair of Exegesis and Theology of the New Testament

Since 02/2020 teacher for the Office of Education of Central Thuringia

02/2018-02/2020 Preparatory Service for teaching at secondary schools in Bavaria, Graduation: Second State Examination

01/2013-01/2017 (with interruptions) Student assistant at the Chair of Classical Philology and reception of Antiquity at the Catholic University Eichstätt/Ingolstadt

05/2011-09/2011 Volunteer Service at the Comunauté de Taizé, France

Brigitte Benz
Brigitte Benz
Academic assistant at the professorship for New Testament
(Faculty of Catholic Theology)
Mitarbeitergebäude 3 (Villa Martin) / room 5

Curriculum Vitae

Born in 1967 in Altenburg/Thuringia, initially training and professional activity as a physics laboratory assistant, the change in 1989 made a change of profession necessary. After working as a physiotherapist for several years, in 2004 she changed her profession to theology.

This began with the employment as a staff member in the "Orientation - Contact Point of the Catholic Church for Questions of Life and Faith" in Leipzig (04/2004 - 09/2006).

This was followed by the study of Catholic theology at the University of Erfurt from 2006 - 2012. The topic of the diploma thesis was: "The Phenomenon of Religious Indifference as Challenge and the Thought of Representation as Possible Answer". In it, Grace Davie and her idea of a vicarious religion was especially mentioned.

During her studies (10/2006 - 03/2012) student assistant at the Department of Philosophy of the Catholic Theological Faculty in Erfurt. After her studies, first employed as coordinator at the Theological Research College at the University of Erfurt, then from 2014 to 2018 as research assistant in the DFG project "Funeral and Commemoration Celebrations after Major Disasters in Secular Society with Church Participation. A Liturgical Study." Within this time for 10 months research assistant at the Chair of Liturgical Studies.

In WS 2018/19 and SS 2019 teaching assignments each for a tutorial on philosophy in theology at the Catholic Theological Faculty of the University of Erfurt.

From 11/2019, research assistant at the Chair of Exegesis and Theology of the New Testament, here especially in the project "Vetus Latina and Beginnings of the Latin Bible".

 

Publications

Articles in anthologies:

Eine Stadt trauert. Zum Umgang mit einem Schulamoklauf in Erfurt, in: Benz, Brigitte / Kranemann, Benedikt (Hgg.), Deutschland trauert. Trauerfeiern nach Großkatastrophen als gesellschaftliche Herausforderung, Würzburg 2019, S. 39 – 46.

Gottesdienste als Beitrag zur Bewältigung einer Naturkatastrophe - Einige Überlegungen aus liturgiewissenschaftlicher Perspektive, in: Schwillus, Harald / Moser, Hans (Hgg.), Land unter - Der Mensch vor der Katastrophe. Menschliche Wahrnehmung singulärer hydrologischer Ereignisse (Bericht Nr. TT-23 der KHR Report No TT-23 of the CHR © 2017, KHR/CHR), S. 19-27.

Eine ökumenische Trauerfeier mit Konfessionslosen angesichts einer Katastrophe. Das Gedenken an die Toten des Amoklaufs in Erfurt im Jahre 2002, in: Kranemann, Benedikt / Benz, Brigitte (Hgg.), Trauerfeiern nach Großkatastrophen. Theologische und sozialwissenschaftliche Zugänge, Würzburg 2016, S. 9 - 20.

Journal articles:

Kirchliche Handlungsoptionen in heutiger Zeit – Profilierung, Anpassung und/oder Stellvertretung? (Titel im Inhaltsverzeichnis: Kirchliche Handlungsoptionen von Profilierung über Anpassung bis Stellvertretung), in: euangel. magazin für missionarische pastoral 1 | 2018, Ekklesiologie(n).

Nach Katastrophen hilft öffentliche Trauer. Zentrale Trauerfeiern und die Aufgaben der Notfallseelsorge, in: Die Info 122 (2-2017), S. 24 - 28.

Benz, Brigitte / Kranemann, Benedikt, Öffentlich trauern. Was Disaster Rituals über Zeitgeist, Religionen und Weltanschauungen verraten, in: forschung 3/2016, S. 6 - 11.

Den inneren Reichtum entdecken. Räume der Stille - Oasen im Alltag, in: ÖkologiePolitik 122 (September 2004), S. 15.

Diploma thesis:

Das Phänomen der religiösen Indifferenz als Herausforderung und der Stellvertretungsgedanke als mögliche Antwort, GRIN Verlag, 2013.

Student Assistants

Luise Lehmann
Luise Lehmann
Student assistant at the professorship for New Testament
(Faculty of Catholic Theology)

Curriculum Vitae

Studies

since 10/2017 Master's degree in Catholic Theology

School Education

08/2009 - 07/2017 Schiller Grammar School, Bautzen; Graduation: Abitur
08/2008 - 07/2009 Lessing primary school, Großpostwitz
08/2005 - 07/2008 Luther Primary School, Großpostwitz

Work experience

Since 06/2020 Student Assistant at the Chair of Exegesis and Theology of the New Testament

 

Paula Josephine Greiner-Bär
Paula Josephine Greiner-Bär
Student assistant at the professorship for New Testament
(Faculty of Catholic Theology)

Curriculum Vitae

Studies

since 10/2016 Study of Catholic Theology

School Education

08/2007 - 07/2015 Königin-Luise Grammar School, Erfurt;  Graduation: Abitur
08/2003 - 07/2007 Barfüßer primary school, Erfurt

Work experience

Since 07/2018 Student Assistant at the Chair of Exegesis and Theology of the New Testament
Since 01/2018 Student assistant at the Lectorate for Ancient Languages (Greek, Latin)
Since 10/2017 Student assistant at the Chair of Canon Law

08/2015 - 08/2016 International Youth Volunteer Service in the Office for Communication and Development at the Catholic University of Bethlehem (via German Holy Land Association)

 

Pawel Alexander Göbel
Student assistant at the professorship for New Testament
(Faculty of Catholic Theology)