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  • sidonshekelfig-15a-507 Small coin, big politics Dec. 21, 2016 2:59 PM

    Situated on the coast of present-day Lebanon, the ancient Phoenician city-state of Sidon was in the middle of the crossfire between the Persians, Greeks and Egyptians. A small lump of metal became an important part of their political and economic balancing act.

  • nag-hammadi-codex-ii-coptic-museum-cairo-507-2 The Nag Hammadi Codices were made by monks Jan. 12, 2016 12:37 PM

    The provenance of the Nag Hammadi Codices has been a point of contention among scholars ever since they were discovered in Upper Egypt in 1945. A new book strongly supports the hypothesis that they were manufactured and read by Christian monks in the fourth and fifth centuries.

  • colourbox1218075nidarosdomen507 Unpacking Nordic Protestantism Dec. 8, 2014 10:26 AM

    The faculty of Theology has launched two new major research projects. Both aims to shed new light over the distinct version of protestant religion in the Nordic countries and its relation to society at large.

Research events

  • hm8a2315 The Tenth Nordic Patristics Meeting: Monasticism Aug. 13, 2018 12:00 AM

    From its inception in 1981, the Nordic Patristics Meeting has become an important academic tradition for scholars and students working in the field of Early Christian Studies in the Nordic countries. August 13–15, 2018, Nordic scholars will again convene for the meeting's tenth installment, this time hosted by the University of Oslo at beautiful Lysebu just outside Oslo city centre for three days of papers on the topic of monasticism.

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