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Jens Köhrsen. Photo
Published June 23, 2021 11:18 AM

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.

Picture collage of religious places, including Rome and Jerusalem, and early christian mosaics.
Published Nov. 11, 2020 11:49 AM

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.

Portrait of Hans M. Barstad
Published Oct. 6, 2020 5:29 PM

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.

Samuel Peter Cook, Laura Slaughter and Sigurd Hanserud. Photo
Published Aug. 28, 2020 1:15 PM

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.

Foto av Terje Stordalen.
Published Apr. 7, 2020 10:54 PM

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. 

Photo of new phd fellows
Published Feb. 28, 2020 12:19 PM

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.

Photo of Stephen Green
Published Feb. 6, 2020 4:45 PM

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.

Photo of Loreen Maseno, Elia Mligo and Zoro Dube.
Published June 19, 2019 10:12 AM

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.”

Published Mar. 15, 2019 4:25 PM

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.

Published Mar. 12, 2019 7:37 PM

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.