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I am Associate Professor of New Testament and Hermeneutics (Texts and Traditions), and Director of the Graduate School of Religion and Theology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. I am a member of the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (SNTS), the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL), the Studiosorum Novi Testamenti Conventus (SNTC) and the Lucaswerkplaats. Member of the Editorial Board of New Testament Studies (2019-2021) and Kerk en Theologie.

Education

I studied theology at the Evangelical Theological Faculty in Louvain, Belgium (lic. theol., 1987, doctoral studies, 1987-1990). I wrote my lic. thesis on the hermeneutic theory of the Italian philosopher of law Emilio Betti (1987) and a second thesis during my doctoral studies on the history of New Testament interpretation (1990). I received my PhD from the University of Durham, UK (now Durham University) in 1996. My Doctoral Dissertation on The Ascension of the Messiah in Lukan Christology was supervised by Prof James D.G. Dunn and published in 1997 by Brill in the NovTSup series. Since then, I have worked on Luke-Acts, the Synoptic Gospels and in the field of Biblical and philosophical hermeneutics.

Research

My current research interests are (still) in Luke-Acts (everything!), synoptics, orality studies, memory theory and performance criticism, the umptieth quest of the historical Jesus (the Jesus-mystery still being unresolved), all the ins and outs of D.F. Strauss' Leben Jesu, early exaltation Christologies, resurrection and ascension of Jesus, apocalyptic literature, biblical and philosophical hermeneutics (esp. the hermeneutical Trinity Gadamer, Ricoeur and Derrida), reader-response criticism, and … everything about Jairus and his daughter. I am currently writing a massive monograph on The Way of Faith: A Comprehensive Study of the Pericope of the Raising of Jairus’s Daughter and the Healing of the Haemorrhaging Woman (Mark 5:21-43; Matt 9:18-26; Luke 8:40-56).

Teaching

My recent teaching includes courses on all academic levels: PhD Seminar on New Testament Studies (PhD); Hermeneutics, Community Formation and the Ethics of Interpretation (MA); Exegese Nieuwe Testament: Synoptic Gospels (BA); Bijbelexegese: Handelingen van de apostelen (BA); Rudolf Bultmann’s New Testament Theology: Context, Content, Consequences and Concern (MA); Bijbelse Theologie: Nieuwe Testament (BA); Exegese Nieuwe Testament: 1 Petrus (PThU MA), and much more.

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Ascension Arts & Humanities
Christology Arts & Humanities
Jesus Arts & Humanities
Daughters Arts & Humanities
Exaltation Arts & Humanities
Jerusalem Arts & Humanities
Luke-acts Arts & Humanities
Criticism Arts & Humanities

Research Output 1991 2018

Activities 2003 2019

New Testament Studies (Journal)

Zwiep, A. (Reviewer)
1 Jan 201931 Dec 2021

Activity: ScientificPeer review

Judas Iskariot. De rare sprongen van een kat met (minstens) negen levens

Zwiep, A. (Speaker)
26 May 2018

Activity: PopularLecture / Presentation

Judas Iskariot: de rare sprongen van een kat met (minstens) negen levens

Zwiep, A. (Speaker)
22 Mar 2017

Activity: PopularLecture / Presentation

Memory, Orality and Performance en het Nieuwe Testament

Zwiep, A. (Organiser), B. Koet (Organiser)
12 Jun 201713 Jun 2017

Activity: ScientificExpert meeting

Press / Media

"Het bijbelse wereldbeeld is nog steeds actueel"

A.W. Zwiep

1/01/10

1 media contribution

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Andries Radio (interview)

A.W. Zwiep

1/01/10

1 media contribution

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Andries Radio

A.W. Zwiep

17/10/09

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Wesley: Prediker wars van traditie

A.W. Zwiep

6/04/07

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Er is altijd meer dan de bijbel alleen

A.W. Zwiep

1/04/07

1 media contribution

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