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Prof. Dr. Andreas Kunz-Lübcke

Biblical Hermeneutics in an Intercultural Perspective

Andreas Kunz-Lübcke


Academic and professional career

Year of birth: 1964

Educational Carreer

  • Theological Studies in Naumburg and Jerusalem
  • PhD  magna cum laude at the Faculty of Theology at the University of Leipzig “Ablehnung des Krieges. Untersuchungen zu Sacharja 9 und 10” / “Rejection of war. Studies on Zechariah 9 and 10”
  • Habilitation “Die Frauen und der König David. Studien zur Figuration von Frauen in den Daviderzählungen” / “The women and King David. Studies on the figuration of female characters within the David-narratives” , Arbeiten zur Bibel und ihrer Geschichte 8, Leipzig 2004

Occupational History

  • 2004 Representing the Chair for Old Testament and History of Religion at the University of Leipzig
  • 2005-2006 Scholarship holder of the German Research Society (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) within the research project “Child and Childhood in Israel in Biblical Times” 
  • 2007 Nomination as Professor by the University of Leipzig (apl. Prof.) 
  • Since 2007 lecturer for Old Testament at the Mission Seminary at Hermannsburg/University of Applied Sciences for Intercultural Theology (in foundation)
  • Teaching of the subjects Old Testament/Hebrew Bible and Hebrew Language for the study programs “Theology” (BA and MA) 
  • Since 2012 Professor for Biblical Hermeneutics in an Intercultural Perspective at the University of Applied Sciences for Intercultural Theology Hermannsburg
  • From October 2012 to September 2016 Prorector for Academic Affairs
  • From July 2019 to September 2022 Vice Prorector for Administrative Affairs
  • Since 10/2022 Principal of FIT

Research interests and priorities in research and teaching:

- Receptions of biblical topics in different social, political and cultural contexts 
- Concepts of war and the legitimation of violence in religious contexts
- Migration and "people on the move" in ancient cultures
- Social history of Israel and its neighbours; focus: child, family, age
- Cultural exchange between Israel and neighboring cultures