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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 early Christian 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 Pistis Sophia, the Books of Jeu, and the Church Fathers' heresiological accounts, as well as their early surrounding scholarship, within the French Neo-Gnostic Movement as his PhD project, called Valentinus Redivivus? The Reception and Reimagination of Gnosticism within the French Gnostic Churches, at the University of Groningen.

In March 2021, Alberto was appointed as a member 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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