Mr Moritz F. Adam

MPhil Candidate in Theology
Moritz F.

I grew up in Oldenburg, Germany, where I obtained my Abitur in 2015.

During my last two years of school, I was given the opportunity to read theology at the University of Oldenburg in a co-operation programme entitled “Frühstudium”. In my Abitur, I was awarded the prize for extraordinary achievement in the Abitur exam in Religious Education by the Confederation of Protestant Churches in Lower Saxony.

I read for a BA in Theology and Religion at Mansfield College, Oxford, which I completed in June 2018 with a First Class degree. Whilst reading for this degree, I focused on Old Testament/Hebrew Bible studies, and was already given the opportunity to attend graduate seminars on the books of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes at the Oxford Faculty of Theology and Religion and the Oxford Hebrew and Jewish Studies Centre.

My dissertation topic was, The Linguistic Background, Intellectual Range and Theological Significance of the Leitmotif ‘hebel’ in the Book of Ecclesiastes and its Secondary Reception, supervised by Dr John Jarick.

Moreover, I was awarded scholarships for both my undergraduate and the upcoming graduate degrees by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Germany.

Research interests

My main research interest is Old Testament Wisdom Literature, which is reflected in the topic of my undergraduate dissertation. Moreover, I am interested in biblical archaeology, interrelations between Old Testament Studies and other theological disciplines, especially Patristics, as well as historical critical methods, i.a. source criticism.

Selected publications

None as of yet, however my undergraduate dissertation is available on my profile here.