Heike Omerzu

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Heike Omerzu 2005

Heike Omerzu (born August 17, 1970 in Oberhausen-Osterfeld ) is a German Protestant theologian .


Omerzu was born in Oberhausen-Osterfeld in 1970. After graduating from high school, she studied Protestant theology and English at the Gerhard Mercator University in Duisburg from 1990 to 1995 . There she was a research assistant from 1996, initially on a DFG project, from 1996 in the New Testament subject. In 1997 she moved to Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz , where she received her doctorate in 2002 and from 2003 became junior professor for the New Testament. After substitute professorships at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (summer semester 2007) and at the Ludwig Maximilians University Munich (winter semester 2008/2009), she took up a professorship for the New Testament at the theological faculty of the University of Copenhagen in the summer semester 2009 .

Her areas of expertise are the Lucanian double works ( Gospel of Luke and Acts of the Apostles ), early Christianity and Roman Empire, Christology and early Judaism. She carried out exegetical and legal historical research on the trial of Paul in the Acts of the Apostles from Lucan . Since 2008 Omerzu has been a deputy member of the regional synod of the Evangelical Church in the Rhineland.

Heike Omerzu is single, has a daughter and lives in Copenhagen. In her free time she runs a marathon.


Fonts (selection)

  • The silence of Luke. Reflections on the Open End of Acts. In: Friedrich Wilhelm Horn (Ed.): The end of Paul. Historical, theological and literary-historical aspects (= Journal for New Testament Science . Supplements. 106). de Gruyter, Berlin / New York 2001, ISBN 3-11-017001-9 , pp. 127–156.
  • The trial of Paul. An exegetical and legal historical investigation of the Acts of the Apostles (= journal for New Testament science. Supplements. 115). de Gruyter, Berlin / New York 2002, ISBN 3-11-017512-6 (also: Mainz, University, dissertation, 2001/2002).
  • "There is no longer male and female ...". On the importance of women in early Christianity. In: Sigrid Schmitt (ed.): Women and Church (= Mainz lectures. 6). Steiner, Stuttgart 2002, ISBN 3-515-08060-0 , pp. 1-24.
  • as editor with Katharina Greschat : Body and Communication. Contributions from theological gender research. Evangelische Verlags-Anstalt, Leipzig 2003, ISBN 3-374-02042-9 .
  • The Empire Strikes Back - The Apologetics of the Acts of the Apostles put to the test. In: New Testament Journal. Vol. 18, 2006, ISSN  1435-2249 , pp. 26-36.
  • as editor with Eckart David Schmidt: Paulus und Petrus. History - theology - reception. Festschrift for Friedrich Wilhelm Horn on his 60th birthday (= work on the Bible and its history. 48). Evangelische Verlags-Anstalt, Leipzig 2016, ISBN 978-3-374-04144-2 .

Web links