Martin Karrer

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Martin Karrer (born September 7, 1954 in Weißenburg in Bavaria ) is a German Protestant theologian and professor of the New Testament .

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From 1972 to 1979 Karrer studied Protestant religious studies and theology as well as German at the Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen , at the Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen , at the University in Zurich and at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich . He completed his studies with a state examination and a church examination .

In 1980 he obtained his master's degree in Protestant social ethics . In 1983 he received his doctorate at the University of Erlangen in the subject of the New Testament through a study on the Revelation of John . In 1988 Karrer received his habilitation in the New Testament . Thematically, he dealt with the Christ titles.

Since April 1, 1990, Karrer has been a full professor for the New Testament at the Church of Wuppertal University . In 1995 he was offered a position at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz , which he declined.

Collaboration in institutions

  • Karrer has been a member of the editorial board of the magazine Kerygma and Dogma since 1998 .
  • Since 1999 he has been a member of the board of trustees of the Evangelical University of Applied Sciences Rhineland-Westphalia-Lippe in Bochum .
  • In 1999 he became with Wolfgang Kraus head of the Septuagint -Arbeitsstelle . Since 2007 Karrer has headed a research project that investigates the Septuagint texts of the New Testament authors.
  • Karrer has been a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Evangelical Federation since 2001 .
  • In 2007 he became a member of the editorial board of the journal Horizons in Biblical Theology .
  • Since 2009, Karrer and Siegfried Kreuzer have headed the Institute for Septuagint and New Testament Text Research at the Wuppertal / Bethel University of Applied Sciences.


In 2004 and 2007 Karrer received the science award of the German Dental Journal for contributions to aesthetics and ethics in the field of dentistry .


  • Jesus Christ in the New Testament ( New Testament floor plans; 11). Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen 1998.
  • "The Revelation of John, Part 1, 1,1-5,14 (Evangelical-Catholic Commentary Volume 24 / I). Patmos, Ostfildern 2017.

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