A thousand years of Egyptian Christianity under the magnifying glass
Mar. 20, 2020 12:48 PM
In the past, scholars have often considered apocryphal writings in Coptic as a relatively marginal phenomenon in Egyptian Christianity. However, there is much to suggest that these writings were of great importance to the Christian population of Egypt. A new research project will shed new light on nearly 1,000 years of dramatic changes in Egyptian religion and society.
Growing number of Muslim pilgrims in Europe
June 15, 2018 4:21 PM
Pilgrimages have become more popular all over the world in recent years. New pilgrimage sites are emerging and in Europe Muslims and Christians are visiting each other’s pilgrimage sites.
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.
Mowinckel lecture 2021: The mysteries of the Ark of the Covenant
Oct. 29, 2021 10:00 AM
The lecture will focus on the importance of the Ark (of God, of Yhwh, of the Covenant) in the Hebrew Bible and more specifically on the so-called Ark narrative in the books of Samuel.
Mowinckel Seminar: The political functions of the Abraham narrative
Oct. 29, 2021 1:00 PM
The first part of the lecture proposes a brief presentation of the recent scholarly discussion about the Abraham narrative, pointing out that pre-priestly traditions can only be identified in a few texts, which can hardly be read as a cohesive narrative. This presentation is based on literary and historical observations.
Book Launch: The Ambiguous Figure of the Neighbor in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Texts and Receptions
Nov. 3, 2021 9:00 AM