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Gerstenberger became a Master of Sacred Theology at Yale Divinity School in 1960.
Regina-Pacis-Weg 3, 53113 Bonn, Germany
In 1961 Gerstenberger received his Doctor of Theology degree at Bonn University.
Grabengasse 1, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany
In 1971, Gerstenberger obtained a Doctor Habilitatus degree at Heidelberg University.
(With an Introduction to Cultic Poetry; Gerstenberger goes...)
With an Introduction to Cultic Poetry; Gerstenberger goes on to survey the genres of cultic poetry, including lament, complaint, and thanksgiving, and then focuses on the book of Psalms as an example of cultic poetry, first analyzing the book as a whole and then working through Psalms 1-60 unit by unit.
(Psalms, Part 2, and Lamentations is Volume XV of The Form...)
Psalms, Part 2, and Lamentations is Volume XV of The Forms of the Old Testament Literature, a series that aims to present a form-critical analysis of every book and each unit in the Hebrew Bible.
(The Fifth and Fourth Centuries B.C.E.; Gerstenberger desc...)
The Fifth and Fourth Centuries B.C.E.; Gerstenberger describes this exciting 200-year period in the history of Israel, which saw both the creation of biblical literature and important theological developments.
Gerstenberger earned his bachelor's degree at the United Church Rhine Country in 1957. He became a Master of Sacred Theology at Yale Divinity School three years later. One more year later he received his Doctor of Theology degree at Bonn University. Finally, in 1971, Gerstenberger obtained a Doctor Habilitatus degree at Heidelberg University.
Gerstenberger started his career at the Yale University, where he began as an instructor, later holding the position of an assistant professor from 1962 to 1964. He then moved to the Protestant Reformed church in Duesselforf, Germany, where he was appointed as a pastor for ten years from 1965.
During the period of time 1975-1981, Gerstenberger served at the Escola Superior de Teologia at Sao Leopoldo, Brazil, as a professor of Old Testament. Beginning from 1985 he worked at the University of Marburg as a professor of Old Testament. As an educator, he tried to stimulate the intellectual confrontation with liberation theology in German theology and organized a student exchange with Sao Leopoldo. After his retirement in 1997, Gerstenberger continued for the reception of liberation theology, as a co-initiator of a liberation theological reading circle at the University of Marburg.
Concerning Gerstenberger's writings, his first book titled Suffering, was published in 1980, next year came Woman and Man, a book Psalms 1: With an Introduction to Cultic Poetry was issued in 1988, Leviticus: A Commentary was published in 1996 and a book Yahweh the Patriarch was published the same year. The next book Psalms 2 and Lamentations was issued in 2001. With his study of theology and subsequent pastoral and teaching commitments, writing focused on professional items and themes. Gerstenberger never felt committed exclusively to scholarly discussion, but rather to a general readership. Theology deals with matters of ultimate concern, and along that line, he is writing for anybody of like interest, in German, English and Portuguese.
(With an Introduction to Cultic Poetry; Gerstenberger goes...)1988
(Psalms, Part 2, and Lamentations is Volume XV of The Form...)2001
(Ancient Images of God and Feminist Theology; This book ex...)1996
(This volume in the Old Testament Library series focuses o...)1996
(Gerstenberger here offers a radical departure from tradit...)2001
(The Fifth and Fourth Centuries B.C.E.; Gerstenberger desc...)2011
Gerstenberger is a member of the Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft fuer Théologie, the Foerderverein Feministische Théologie and the Society of Biblical Literature. He is also an honorary member of the Institute for Christianity and Antiquity.
Gerstenberger married Rita Buttgereit on September 11, 1970. The couple has three adult children - Bjoern Ludger, Dennis Mattias and Debora Anna.