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Dr Anna Nürnberger

BA+MA [equiv.] PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate; Research Supervisor; Tutor

Anna joined ALC in March 2020 as Postdoctoral Research Associate, providing research assistance and furthering ALC’s research program. She is also the Lutheran Theological Journal Editorial Assistant and provides occasional tutorial assistance.

Research areas: New Testament, Early Christianity, Biblical Theology, Educational Theology
Location ALC North Adelaide

About

Anna was born in Germany and grew up in Nuremberg, as her last name coincidentally suggests. She studied in various disciplines including Theology, Philosophy, Psychology, English Linguistics, Anglophone Literature and Geography at Erlangen University and Augsburg University, both in Germany, and at Flinders University and the Adelaide College of Divinity in South Australia. Prior to commencing her PhD, Anna taught Lutheran Religious Education and English as a Foreign Language at various secondary schools in Bavaria, Germany. She has also worked as a Research Assistant and Lecturer at Hamburg University. Anna completed her doctorate in 2017, writing a thesis on doubt and other types of intrapersonal dissonance in antiquity.

In 2020 Anna joined ALC as the Postdoctoral Research Associate and LTJ Editorial Assistant. She is accredited by the University of Divinity to deliver units in the disciplines of New Testament, Biblical Studies, Biblical Languages, Education Studies and Religious Education at all levels, and to be appointed as supervisor of a higher degree by research thesis.

Anna is married and has a young daughter, Amelie.

Research supervision

Research areas: New Testament, Early Christianity, Biblical Theology, Educational Theology

See also Researcher Curriculum Vitae: Anna Nürnberger

Community engagement

Volunteer leader of German-speaking playgroup ‘Zwergenland’

Qualifications in detail

  • First State Examination (Teaching degree) for Academic Secondary Schools ('Gymnasium') in Bavaria, Germany Part I: Educational Sciences (School Psychology and School Pedagogy) (University of Augsburg, Germany, 2006)
  • First State Examination (Teaching degree) for Academic Secondary Schools ('Gymnasium') in Bavaria, Germany Part II: Subjects: English and Theology (Lutheran) (University of Augsburg, Germany, 2007)
  • Second State Examination (Teaching degree) for Academic Secondary Schools ('Gymnasium') in Bavaria, Germany
  • Government Accreditation/Certification as a Secondary School Teacher (Germany) ('Lehramtsassessorin'), 2009
  • Doctor of Philosophy (University of Augsburg, Germany, 2017)
  • Latinum (Willstätter-Gymnasium, Nuremberg, 2000)
  • Graecum (University of Augsburg, 2002)
  • Hebraicum (Augustana-Hochschule, Neuendettelsau, 2011)

Papers and publications

See also Researcher Curriculum Vitae: Anna Nürnberger

Books

2019

Zweifelskonzepte im Frühchristentum: Dipsychia und Oligopistia im Rahmen menschlicher Dissonanz- und Einheitsvorstellungen in der Antike. NTOA 122. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.

Articles

2021

‘Student agency through the Lutheran lens.’ Lutheran Theological Journal Supplement, no. 1 (May): 9–20.

2020

'The Lutheran Theological Journal—a survey of its history and current readership.' Lutheran Theological Journal 54, no. 1: 4–15.

Presentations

Since 2019; for a more complete list of Dr Nürnberger’s presentations see Researcher Curriculum Vitae: Anna Nürnberger

2019

'Dipsychia and Oligopistia as Concepts of Doubt in Early Christianity and the Development of Ideas on Intrapersonal Dissonance in Biblical Tradition.' Paper presented at the Joint Research Seminar, Australian Lutheran College, Adelaide, 19 August.

'Coping with Doubt and Dissonance in the Biblical Tradition: A Contribution to Historical Psychology.' Paper presented at the Research Hour, Uniting College/Adelaide College of Divinity, 7 November.

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