Dr Kreinecker is a Research Fellow currently working on Greek and Latin texts and manuscripts as part of a project on the Earliest Commentaries on Paul as Sources for the Biblical Text funded by the European Research Council. In recent years, she has contributed to a new edition of the Sahidic Coptic version of the Gospel according to John and worked on the Papyrological Commentaries on the New Testament.
Her publications include monographs on the Coptic Version of the Resurrection narratives and on the social, linguistic and historical background to 2 Thessalonians as provided by documentary papyri. She is also interested in the contemporary reception of the biblical message and its transmission.
Dr Christina M Kreinecker is a Research Fellow in the Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing. She has studied Classics and Theology at Salzburg University and holds doctoral degrees in both.
In the Fall Quarter 2010 she was a Visiting Scholar at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago (Illinois, USA).
From 2005 to 2011 she was a Research Fellow at the Department of Biblical Literature and Ecclesiastical History at the Universityof Salzburg (Austria) and worked in several Research Projects sponsored by the Austrian Science Funds.
From 2005 to 2007 she worked in a Research Project on the Coptic Biblical Manuscripts, and has contributed to the Editio Critica Maior of the Gospel of John by examining and transcribing the main Sahidic Manuscripts of John.
From 2007 to 2011 she worked on a Research Project on the Papyrological Commentaries on the New Testament with a special focus on 2 Thessalonians and the Passion Narratives. It was her task to investigate documentary papyri, ostraca and tablets from the Roman Empire from 3rd century BCE to 3rd century CE (both Greek and Latin) to illuminate the text, language, society, and thought of the NewTestament writings as well as the biblical contemporary and social background.
Her monographs include a study on the Coptic Versions on the Resurrection Accounts, published as volume 39 in the series Arbeiten zur Neutestamentlichen Textforschung by Walter de Gruyter in 2008, and a papyrological study on 2 Thessalonians, published as volume 3 of the Papyrological Commentaries by Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht in 2010. She has also published several articles on biblical literature and on the communication of Christian traditions for an engagement with today’s world.
She has received several Awards for Academic Excellence by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research, the University of Salzburg and private foundations. She has given guest lectures and has presented papers at International Conferences in Europe and North America.