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.
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.
Conference: Formatting Nonreligion in Late Modern Societies
Sep. 26, 2018 12:00 AM
Formatting Nonreligion in Late Modern Societies - Institutional and Legal Perspectives
Mowinckel Lecture 2018: Invitation to Murder - Hospitality and Violence in the Hebrew Bible
Nov. 1, 2018 11:15 AM
This lecture explores the relationship between hospitality and violence in the Hebrew Bible and it examines the role, function and literary use of hospitality in these texts.
Mowinckel Seminar: Restriction and Excess - Hosts, Guests and Strangers in a Mediterranean-type society and in Scandinavia today.
Nov. 1, 2018 1:15 PM
In this seminar, Gudme considers how a detailed study of hospitality in a Mediterranean-type society, such as the Hebrew Bible, can help contemplate hospitality and reception of strangers in contemporary Scandinavia.