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RE-IMAGINING NEW TESTAMENT STUDIES

January 2015
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On January 30., there will be an interesting seminar at The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Oslo.
The purpose of the seminar is to introduce and discuss some of the new approaches that have changed New Testament studies in recent years, and at the same time present  them in a way that is accessible to non-specialists. Norwegian scholars have been active in this development, and have participated internationally in many areas. The speakers are Norwegian and international specialists in their areas.

The targeted audience, beyond members of the Academy, are scholars and advanced students in theology and religion at Norwegian universities and colleges.

The format of the seminar is a 30 mins presentation followed by 20 mins discussion.

9:00. Welcome by professor Svein Aage Christoffersen, Chair of the Religion and Theology Group.

SESSION 1: NEW CONTEXTS FOR NEW TESTAMENT STUDIES
Chair Professor Halvor Moxnes
9:15. Professor Karl Olav Sandnes, Norwegian School of Theology: “Eudocia’s Homeric Gospel: The Gethsemane Scene as an Example.”
10:05. Professor Marianne Bjelland Kartzow, University of Oslo: “Acts 16 and Intersectional Dilemmas of Text and Interpretation.

11:00. Break.

11:30:  Dr. Ward Blanton, Reader, University of Kent, UK
(TBA  Paul among modern Philosophers )

12:30: Lunch

SESSION 2: A NEW APPROACH: RECEPTION HISTORY
Chair Professor Karl Olav Sandnes
13:30. Professor Reidar Hvalvik, Norwegian School of Theology
Caravaggio as interpreter of the New Testament.”
14:30. Dr. Jonathan Birch, Glasgow University
Biblical Miracles and the ‘Critical’ Reader: Radical Proposals in 18th Century Britain and 19th Century Germany.

15:30: Coffee break.

16:00. Comments from Professor Anders Runesson, MacMaster University/University of Oslo, and general discussion.
17:00. End.

 

 

Meld deg på til seminaret og lunsjen ved å sende en e-post til halvor.moxnes@teologi.uio.no.
Frist for melde seg på er 22. januar 2015

 


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