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Christian A. Eberhart

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Professor, Religious Studies
Director, Religious Studies Program
Habilitation (second doctorate), University of Mainz (Germany)
Ph.D., University of Heidelberg (Germany)

Mailing address: Old Science Building, Suite 230
Office: Science & Research Building 2, 122E
Tel: 713-743-1365

Biographical Summary

Professor Chris Eberhart is from Hanover, Germany. His research interests are ritual, concepts of reconciliation and atonement, biblical texts and manuscripts, literature and culture of Second Temple Judaism, the history of biblical interpretation, the Qumran fragments/Dead Sea Scrolls, biblical archeology and topography, early Christian literature, and interreligious dialogue. To date he has published more than 10 books as well as multiple journal essays, book chapters, and encyclopedia articles in these areas. He has recently written a commentary volume on Paul’s Letter to the Romans for the academic series Wisdom Commentary (Collegeville, Minnesota: Liturgical Press).

Dr. Chris Eberhart is the founder of the Annual Congress Section “Sacrifice, Cult, and Atonement” for the Society of Biblical Literature and the co-founder and co-convener of the “Hebrews” Seminar for the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (Society of New Testament Studies; SNTS).

Recent Books (Selected):

  • Christian A. Eberhart/Sravana Borkataky-Varma/Marianne Bjelland Kartzow (eds.), Religious Responses to Pandemics and Crises: Isolation, Survival, and #Covidchaos, London, New York: Routledge, 2023. 
    ISBN: 978-1-032-28122-3 / eISBN: 978-1-003-29540-2
  • Christian A. Eberhart/Wolfgang Kraus, Covenant – Concepts of Berit, Diatheke, and Testamentum: Proceedings of the Conference at the Lanier Theological Library in Houston, Texas, November 2019, (Wis­sen­schaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament– WUNT 506), Tübingen: Mohr Sie­beck, 2023. 
    ISBN: 978-3-16-161773-7 / eISBN: 978-3-16-161774-4
  • Christian A. Eber­hart e.a. (eds.), Tempel, Lehrhaus, Synagoge: Orte jüdischen Lernens und Lebens (Festschrift für Wolfgang Kraus), Paderborn: Brill/Ferdinand Schö­ningh, 2020.
    ISBN: 978-3-506-70349-1 / eISBN: 978-3-657-70349-4
  • Christian Eberhart/Thomas Hieke (eds.), Writing a Commentary on Leviticus (FRLANT 276), Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2019.
    ISBN: 978-3-525-53471-7
  • Christian A. Eberhart, The Sacrifice of Jesus: Understanding Atonement Biblically, Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock, second edition 2018.
    ISBN: 978-1-5326-4677-5
  • Christian A. Eberhart, Invités au banquet du Seigneur: La communion dans la Bible et dans l’Église chrétienne (translated by Véronique A. Eberhart), Houston: Lucid Books, 2018.     
    ISBN: 978-1-63296-210-2 / eISBN: 978-1-63296-211-9
  • Christian A. Eberhart/Henrietta L. Wiley (eds.), Sacrifice, Cult, and Atonement in Early Judaism and Christianity: Constituents and Critique, (Resources for Biblical Study 85), Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature Press, 2017.
    ISBN: 978-1-88414-191-4 (Hardcover); 978-1-62837-155-0 (Paperback)
  • Christian A. Eberhart, What a Difference a Meal Makes: The Last Supper in the Bible and in the Christian Church, Houston: Lucid Books, 2016.
    ISBN: 978-1-63296-082-5 / eISBN: 978-1-63296-083-2
  • Christian A. Eberhart, Wie ein Mahl Welten bewegt: Das Abendmahl in der Bibel und in der christlichen Kirche, Houston: Lucid Books, 2016.
    ISBN: 978-1-63296-102-0 / eISBN: 9781632961044
  • Christian A. Eberhart, Kultmetaphorik und Christologie: Opfer- und Sühneterminologie im Neuen Testament (Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament vol. 306), Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013.
    ISBN: 978-3-16-151882-9
  • Christian A. Eberhart (ed.), Ritual and Metaphor: Sacrifice in the Bible (Resources for Biblical Study 68), edited by Christian A. Eberhart, Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2011.
    ISBN: 978-1-58983-601-3

Courses taught at the University of Houston

  • RELS 1301 — Introduction to Religious Studies
  • RELS 2311 — The Bible and Western Culture II
  • RELS 2380 — Religion and Film
  • RELS 3323 — Continuities: Jewish and Christian Texts and Traditions
  • RELS 3325 — Paul of Tarsus: His Life and Letters
  • RELS 3330 — Christianity
  • RELS 3360 — Muslim-Christian Relations
  • RELS 3396 — Critical Issues in Gulf Coast History: Harvey’s Houston