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Ute Possekel


Erstes Staatsexamen, University of Hamburg, Germany
Ph.D. Princeton Theological Seminary

Areas of expertise:


Teaching Fields
Patristics, Medieval History, European Reformations, History of Christianity, Syriac Language and Literature

Research Fields
Early and Medieval Christianity; Syriac Studies, History of Christian Thought, Christianity and Culture, Near Eastern Christianity

Selected Publications
Evidence of Greek Philosophical Concepts in the Writings of Ephrem the Syrian. CSCO Subsidia. Louvain: Peeters, 1999.

“Der Mensch in der Mitte: Aspekte der Anthropologie Hugos von St. Viktor.” Recherches de Théologie ancienne et médiévale 61 (1994): 5-21.

“Orpheus Among the Animals: A New Dated Mosaic from Osrhoene.” Oriens Christianus 92 (2008): 1-35.

“Expectations of the End in Early Syriac Christianity” in Apocalyptic Thought in Early Christianity. Ed. R. J. Daly. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Academic Press, 2009, 160-173.

“God in the Theology of Ephrem the Syrian” in God in Early Christian Thought: Essays in Memory of Lloyd G. Patterson. Ed. A. B. McGowan, B. E. Daley, and T. J. Gaden. Vigiliae Christianae Supplements 94. Leiden: Brill, 2009, 195–237.

“Bardaisan and Origen on Fate and the Power of the Stars.” Journal of Early Christian Studies 20 (2012), 515-541.

“Julianism in Syriac Christianity,” in Orientalia Christiana (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2013), 437–457.