The Nag Hammadi Codices in the Context of Fourth- and Fifth-Century Christianity in Egypt

The 2013 NEWCONT-Conference

Monday, 16 December

Introduction: 9:00–9:30


Session One: 9:30–11:00

Stephen Emmel (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster), Toward Reconstructing a Coptic Reading Experience in Late Antique Egypt.

Christian Askeland (Kirchliche Hochschule Wuppertal), Dating Early Coptic Manuscripts.


Break 11:00–11:15


Session Two: 11:15–12:45

James E. Goehring (University of Mary Washington), The Material Encoding of Early Christian Division: Nag Hammadi Codex VII and Its Sub-Group.

Louis Painchaud (Université Laval), From Plato, Republic (NH,5) to the Gospel of Judas (CT 3): Some Reflexions on Translation, Rewriting and Interpolations.


Lunch 12:45–13:45


Session Three: 13:45–15:15

Hugo Lundhaug (University of Oslo), Post-Nicene Christology in the Nag Hammadi Codices.

Lance Jenott (University of Oslo), Knowledge of the Father and Movement of the Logos: Echoes of the Arian Controversy in the Tripartite Tractate?


Break 15:15–15:30


Session Four: 15:30–17:00

Richard Layton (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Didymus as Heresiologist: A Curious Scrap from the Tura Papyri.

Christian Bull (University of Bergen), Hermes Between Christians and Pagans in Fourth Century Upper Egypt.


Break 17:00–17:15


Session Five: 17:15–18:45

René Falkenberg (Aarhus University), “Not like the idea we have received or seen” – Ritualistic Theology in Eugnostos and the Apostolic Constitutions.

Ulla Tervahauta (University of Helsinki), Scriptural Allusions in Authentikos Logos (NHC VI,3) and Early Christian Literature.


Dinner 21:00


Tuesday, 17 December


Session One: 9:00–10:30

Samuel Rubenson (Lund University), New Light on the Copto-Arabic Corpus Attributed to St. Antony.

Philip Sellew (University of Minnesota), Reading Jesus in the Desert: The Gospel of Thomas Meets the Apophthegmata Patrum.


Break 10:30–10:45


Session Two: 11:00–12:30

Lillian Larsen (University of Redlands), “Know Thyself”:  Nag Hammadi Gnomic Sentences in Conversation.

Blossom Stefaniw (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz), Sextus, Silvanus and Monastic Instruction in Egypt.


Lunch 12:30–13:30


Session Three: 13:30–15:00

Dylan Burns (Universität Leipzig), Sethian, Coptic, Christian: The “Four Luminaries” in Later Roman Egypt.

Kristine Toft Rosland (University of Oslo), The Anointing Scene of the Apocryphon of John: Textual Variants and Theological Implications.


Break 15:00–15:15


Session Four: 15:15–16:45

Alin Suciu (Universität Hamburg), Apocryphal Texts in Egyptian Monsticism after Nag Hammadi: Textual Traditions and Manuscript Evidence.

Julio Cesar Dias Chaves (Université Laval), From the Apocalypse of Paul (NH V, 2) to Coptic Epic Passions: Welcoming and Greeting Paul and the Martyrs in Heaven.


Break 16:45–17:00


Session Five: 17:00–18:30

Hugo Lundhaug and Lance Jenott (University of Oslo)

(I) Presentation of forthcoming book, The Monastic Origins of the Nag Hammadi Codices (Mohr Siebeck, 2014).

(II) Conference volume information


Dinner 21:00


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