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I am Associate Professor (with ius promovendi) of New Testament and Hermeneutics, 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. I am a member of the Editorial Board of New Testament Studies and Kerk en Theologie.

My major publications include The Ascension of the Messiah in Lukan Christology (Leiden 1997), Judas and the Choice of Matthias (Tübingen 2004), Christ, the Spirit and the Community of God (Tübingen 2010), and Tussen tekst en lezer: een historische inleiding in de bijbelse hermeneutiek (2 vols., 2009-2013), and Jairus's Daughter and the Haemorrhaging Woman: Tradition and Interpretation of an Early-Christian Miracle Story, WUNT 421 (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2019), xxvi + 454pp. A fuller list of my publications can be found under Research.

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, 1 Peter, apocalyptic literature, biblical and philosophical hermeneutics (esp. the hermeneutical Trinity Gadamer, Ricoeur and Derrida), reader-response criticism, and … everything about Jairus and his daughter.

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.

Ancillary activities

No ancillary activities

Ancillary activities are updated daily

Keywords

  • New Testament
  • Hermeneutics
  • Luke-Acts
  • Historical Jesus
  • Synoptic Gospels
  • Exegesis
  • Theology
  • Judas
  • Jairus
  • Gospel of Mark
  • Gospel of Matthew
  • Gospel of Luke
  • Lukan Theology
  • SNTS
  • SBL
  • Interpretation
  • Bible
  • Greek
  • Acts
  • Acts of the Apostles
  • Hermeneutiek
  • Bijbel
  • Heilige Schrift
  • Schriftgezag
  • canon
  • theologie
  • exegese

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where A.W. Zwiep is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Ascension Arts & Humanities
Daughters Arts & Humanities
Criticism Arts & Humanities
Jesus Arts & Humanities
Christology Arts & Humanities
Exaltation Arts & Humanities
Gospel Arts & Humanities
Jerusalem Arts & Humanities

Research Output 1991 2019

Jairus's Daughter and the Haemorrhaging Woman: Tradition and Interpretation of an Early-Christian Miracle Story

Zwiep, A. W., 2019, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck. 480 p. (WUNT; vol. 421)

Research output: Book / ReportBookAcademicpeer-review

Criticism
Daughters
Miracles
Gospel
Diachrony

Christ, the Spirit and the Community of God: Essays on the Acts of the Apostles

Zwiep, A. W., 2010, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck. (WUNT 2. Reihe; vol. 293)

Research output: Book / ReportBookAcademicpeer-review

Jerusalem
Acts of the Apostles
Exaltation
Umwelt
Deity

Judas and the Choice of Matthias: A Study on Context and Concern of Acts 1:15-26

Zwiep, A. W., 2004, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck. 291 p. (WUNT 2. Reihe; vol. 187)

Research output: Book / ReportBookAcademicpeer-review

Eschatology
Successor
Temple
Ascension
Christology

The Ascension of the Messiah in Lukan Christology

Zwiep, A. W., 1997, Leiden: Brill. (Supplements to Novum Testamentum; vol. 87)

Research output: Book / ReportBookAcademicpeer-review

Ascension
Christology
Rapture
Judaism
Unity

Activities 2003 2019

New Testament Studies (Journal)

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

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workPeer reviewAcademic

"Biblical Hermeneutics II: Exploring the Field (Case Study: Judas and the Jews)"

A.W. Zwiep (Speaker)
27 Aug 2019

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

File

"Biblical Hermeneutics I: Defining the Issues"

A.W. Zwiep (Speaker)
26 Aug 2019

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

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)

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1/01/10

1 media contribution

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Andries Radio

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17/10/09

1 media contribution

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Wesley: Prediker wars van traditie

A.W. Zwiep

6/04/07

1 media contribution

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Er is altijd meer dan de bijbel alleen

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1/04/07

1 media contribution

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