Members - Christoph Brunhorn (geb. Birkner)

Christoph Brunhorn (geb. Birkner)

Main research areas

  • Christian monasticism, especially ancient eastern monasticism
  • Greek hagiography
  • Byzantine studies
  • Ancient educational processes
  • Narratology
  • "Orthodoxy" and "orthopraxy"

Academic career

  • 08/2015–07/2019 research fellow at the Collaborative Research Centre 1136, sub-project C 05: "The Christian Catechumenate from Late Antiquity to Early Medieval Times and Its Reception in Modern Pedagogics of Religion", (project supervisors: Prof. Dr. Peter Gemeinhardt, Prof. Dr. Bernd Schröder)
  • Since 10/2015 representative of the non-professorial teaching staff for the E-TFT in the Gemischte Kommission für die Reform des Theologiestudiums (Fachkommission I) of the EKD
  • Since 10/2013 work on doctoral thesis "Kyrill von Skythopolis: Mönchsviten. Überlieferung, Kontexte und Theologie" (first supervisor: Prof. Dr. Peter Gemeinhardt, Göttingen; additional supervisors: Prof. Dr. Thomas Kaufmann, Göttingen; Prof. Dr. Andreas Müller, Kiel)
  • Member (as doctoral candidate) of the Graduate School for Humanities Göttingen (GSGG)
  • 2013-2015 graduate research assistant at the Patristische Kommission (Corpus Dionysiacum) at the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities
  • 2009-2013 undergraduate research assistant at the Patristische Kommission (Corpus Dionysiacum) at the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities 
  • 2006-2013 studies in Protestant Theology (Church examination), Georg-August-University Göttingen
  • Scholarship holder of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes
  • Member of the "Association Internationale d'Études Patristiques/International Association of Patristic Studies"

Academic degrees

  • 2013 first theological examination (diploma), Georg-August-University Göttingen
  • 2010 preliminary diploma in Protestant Theology, Georg-August-University Göttingen



Contact details

Christoph Brunhorn (geb. Birkner)