Helmut Koester

Helmut Koester

John H. Morison Research Professor of Divinity
Winn Research Professor of Ecclesiastical History
Helmut Koester


  • Dr. theol., University of Marburg
  • MA, Dr. theol., hon., University of Geneva
  • Dr. theol., hon., Humboldt University, Berlin


Helmut Koester, John H. Morison Professor of New Testament Studies and Winn Professor of Ecclesiastical History Emeritus, died on New Year’s Day, 2016, at age 89.

Koester was a leading scholar in the history of Christianity, New Testament exegesis and theology, the religions of the ancient Roman world, and archeology.

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