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A.A. (Alberto Alfredo) Winterberg, MA

PhD student

After completing his MA thesis on The Reception of Ancient Gnostic Elements within Neo-Gnostic Communities in Coptic Studies at the University of Göttingen in 2016, Alberto began to work as a Research Associate at the Free University of Berlin at the DFG-funded Database and Dictionary of Greek Loanwords in Coptic project at the Seminar of Egyptology. Having worked therein mainly on heterodox or Early Christian Coptic texts–such as the Gospel of Thomas, the Pistis Sophia or the Books of Jeû–, he assumed a position as a Research Associate at the joint University of Oldenburg and National Archives (UK) Prize Papers Project in 2018. Since September 2020 he investigates the Fin de siècle reception of heterodox Early Christian Coptic texts and the Church Fathers' heresiological accounts in a milieu of Spiritualism, Freemasonry and heterodox Catholicism within his PhD project Valentinus Redivivus? The Reception and Reimagination of Gnosticism within the French Gnostic Churches at the University of Groningen.

In March 2021, Alberto was appointed to the office of the Ecumenical Commission of the Roman Catholic bishopric of Münster, Germany, by Bishop Dr. Felix Genn. Therein he focuses on the ecumenical dialogue with the Coptic Orthodox Church.

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