The New Testament

Central research tasks in the New Testament have traditionally been the establishment of a scholarly text, the study of the development of the oral and textual tradition, the interpretation of the texts and placing them within their historical and religious context.

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A necessary part of this work has been expertise in Greek, and developing a broad spectrum of methods for historical critical textual interpretation.

In the last decades, however, there has been a speedy development in the field with an increasing interdisciplinary bent, a cultural and literary “turn”, a clearly feminist and gender perspective, and a focus on the reception and influence of the texts. All this has set its mark on New Testament research at the Faculty of Theology, which has in many areas participated in the international research discourse.