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DoktorandIn Barbara Beyer

Dipl. Theol. Barbara Beyer Dipl. Theol.

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Protestant Theology

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Institut für Christentum und Antike
Burgstraße, 10178 Berlin

PhD Project

The thesis investigates one of the apostle Paul’s most concise and widespread phrases: being 'in Christ' and its variants, e.g. 'in the Lord' or 'in Christ Jesus'. It will be examined what he meant by it, why and to what purpose he thought this way and how he came to use the phrase with its underlying meanings. Furthermore, it will be analysed whether the different occurrences are metaphors and how much the deutero-Pauline letters display a development of the concept.

This dissertation project is being conducted within the research group C-2 Space and metaphor in cognition, language, and texts of the Excellence Cluster 264 Topoi.

Curriculum Vitae


Diplom an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

2009 – 2015 Studium der Evangelischen Theologie in Berlin
2007 – 2009 Studium der Worship Music in Sydney, AUS