‘Lived religion’ as a course of study and research explores religious beliefs and practices in everyday life in religious communities, in public institutions, and in activities not formally part of religious institutions.
Roxanne Bélanger Sarrazin starts as a postdoctoral fellow at the Faculty of Theology in August. ‘I am looking forward to start working at the faculty and to be part of the APOCRYPHA-project,’ she says.
Jens Köhrsen is joining the Faculty of Theology as an associate professor from July 1. ‘With its Religion and Society degrees, the faculty offers programmes that raise highly relevant questions around the relationship between religion and the broader society’, Köhrsen says.
A deep fascination for human history led Florian Graz to study Coptology. Now he is starting as a doctoral research fellow connected to professor Hugo Lundhaug’s APOCRYPHA-project.
From the spring semester 2021, Mattias Skat Sommer will work as a postdoctoral researcher at the Faculty of Theology. During the course of three years, he will investigate the history of religious toleration in early modern Schleswig-Holstein.
December 1st is Kaia S. Rønsdal's first day as an associate professor in Leadership, Dialogue and Care in Plural Contexts. She looks forward to work with students who offer insights from lived experiences outside academia.
Are you interested in the religious, cultural and historical processes that have shaped contemporary European societies? Perhaps the two-year international master programme in the religious roots of Europe (RRE) is exactly the right MA for you.
When Simone Kotva read the project summary for “The Ambivalence of Nordic Nature: Gift, Guilt, Grace” she immediately knew she had to apply. Now she is joining professor Marius Timmann Mjaaland and the rest of the UiO:Nordic research collaborative.
Dr. Hans Magnus Barstad, professor of theology, was an outstanding researcher, a formidable supervisor, a nationally noted academic figure, and a good colleague and friend. His competence was widely recognized across the fields of biblical studies, theology, university library sciences, and in the wider realm of academia. We speak for many within the fields of theology and biblical studies when we say we remember Hans with gratitude and sorrow.
With the arrival of the first three project members, August marks the starting point for the new EU-funded research project APOCRYPHA. Postdoctoral fellow Samuel Peter Cook, associate professor Laura Slaughter and executive officer Sigurd Hanserud have now joined professor and principal investigator Hugo Lundhaug.
Raha Sabet Sarvestany started her research period at the Faculty of Theology in August. Through the Scholars at Risk-program, she will now spend a year researching how the Islamic revolution in Iran has affected the lives of intellectuals in the country.
The first Christians were in a major transition towards a new identity. In a new EU funded project, Linda Joelsson will investigate how Paul uses the term “sarx” when their new, collective identity is established.
Judaism, Christianity and Islam are often presumed to be image-unfriendly. Professor Terje Stordalen from Oslo and Professor Birgit Meyer from Utrecht challenges these conceptions in a podcast by The Religious Studies Project, where they are interviewed about their latest book.
This February, four new PhD fellows arrived at the faculty. With projects spanning from Chaplaincy and the ethics of organ donation to Liturgical Psalters and 15th century pneumatology, these four new faculty members will contribute to the diverse and interdisciplinary profile of the Faculty of Theology.
Stephen Green has lived in different continents. He has worked as an international banker and as British Trade Minister. He is a Member of the House of Lords and an ordained Priest in the Church of England. His unique range of experience inspired him to develop pertinent perspectives on the relationship between Europe and Asia. In this talk he offers challenging reflections on religion, politics, economics and sustainability as well as on the ever increasing urbanisation of human life today.
Mary Jane Cuyler received her PhD in Classics and Ancient History from the University of Sydney (Australia) with a dissertation on the archaeological remains of ancient Rome's port city of Ostia, especially the mysterious history of the sacred area of the Quattro Tempietti.
She is an award-winning researcher with extensive international experience. Old Testament scholar Anne Katrine de Hemmer Gudme has already achieved more than most at her career stage, and it all started with a fascination for fantasy literature and Greek mythology!
In May 2019 three of our African PhDs, Loreen Maseno (2008), Maseno University, Kenya, Elia Mligo (2009), Teofilo Kisanji University, Tanzania, and Zoro Dube (2012), University of Pretoria, organized an international confernce on “The Bible, Gender, and Household in Early Christian Texts and Contemporary Church.”
This spring, the Faculty has the honor of having Associate Professor Enrique Santos Marinas as visiting researcher. Santos Marinas comes from the Complutense University of Madrid.
NORDHOST is very honoured to welcome Professor em. Dr. Bernhard Waldenfels to Oslo as a visiting scholar this spring. His program will among other things include an open guest lecture on the 27th of March, 10:15-11:00 AM in the Faculty Library, Domus Theologica. His topic will be Responsive Phenomenology: Thinking and Acting from Elsewhere.
Postdoctoral fellow Thomas Arentzen is spending the academic year of 2018/19 at the prestigious Dumbarton Oaks, a Harvard University research institute. The upcoming fall of 2019, he will move to Uppsala University after receiving a project grant by the Swedish Research Council for the next four years. Below, you can read his Letter from America.
This fall, the Faculty has the honor of having Dr. Federico Settler as visiting researcher. Dr. Settler comes from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, and will stay for the whole semester.
With the appointment of Werner G. Jeanrond, the Faculty of Theology has one of the most influential theologians of the last 30 years under its roof. Although a seasoned researcher, his hunger for more theological explorations is still the same.
His primary interest is in philosophy and theology. But his interdisciplinary orientation has already led him to new and innovative fields of research. This fall, Mjaaland returned to his Alma Mater.
Postdoc Thomas Arentzen has been awarded a prestigious fellowship in Byzantine Studies at Dumbarton Oaks in 2018-19.