The Nag Hammadi Codices as Monastic Books

The 2015 NEWCONT-Conference

University of Oslo, 15-17 December 2015

Tuesday, 15 December


Welcome: 12:00–12:30

Session One: 12:30–14:00 (Hugo Lundhaug presiding)

James E. Goehring (University of Mary Washington), “The Crafting of History: Limited Sources, Purposed Memory, and the Study of Egyptian Monasticism”

Paula Tutty (University of Oslo), “Monastic mobility and intercommunication in Late Antique Egypt”


Break 14:00–14:15


Session Two: 14:15–15:45 (Lance Jenott presiding)

Hugo Lundhaug (University of Oslo), “The Monastic Reception of the Nag Hammadi Texts”

Dylan Burns (Freie Universität, Berlin), “How to Read the Paraphrase of Shem (NHC VII,1) in a Late Ancient Egyptian Monastery”


Break 15:45–16:00


Session Three: 16:00–17:30 (René Falkenberg presiding)

Tilde Bak Halvgaard (University of Copenhagen), “The Thunder: Perfect Mind in a Monastic Setting”

Christian Bull (University of Oslo), “Women, Angels and Dangerous Knowledge”


Dinner 21:00


Wednesday, 16 December


Session One: 9:00–10:30 (Hugo Lundhaug presiding)

Ingvild Sælid Gilhus (University of Bergen), “Ascetic Readings in Codex II from Nag Hammadi”

André Gagné (Concordia University), “Reading the Gospel of Thomas as a Spiritual Exercise”


Break 10:30–10:45


Session Two: 10:45–12:15 (Kristine Toft Rosland presiding)

Lance Jenott (University of Oslo), “Is it Necessary to Suffer or to Die? A Textual Variant and the Fate of the Apostles in the Letter of Peter to Philip

René Falkenberg (University of Aarhus), “Low Christology in Nag Hammadi Codex III”


Lunch 12:15–13:30


Session Three: 13:30–15:00 (Paula Tutty presiding)

Blossom Stefaniw (Universität Mainz), “Ascetic Masculinity in the Teachings of Silvanus

Geoffrey Smith (University of Texas, at Austin), “Anthropology and Anti-Origenism in the Sentences of Sextus (NHC XII,1)”


Break 15:00–15:15


Session Four: 15:15–16:45 (Christian Bull presiding)

Kristine Toft Rosland (University of Oslo), “Reading the Apocryphon of John in a Monastic Setting: What does this change?

Greg Given (Harvard University), “Generic Fluidity of the "Letter" in the Literature of Late Antique Egypt”


Break 16:45–17:00


Session Five: 17:00–17:45 (Lance Jenott presiding)

Samuel Rubenson (Lund University), “Thesaurus Monastica”


Dinner 20:00


Thursday, 17 December


Session One: 9:00–10:30 (René Falkenberg presiding)

Paul M. Pasquesi (Marquette University), “Brothers of the Preexistent One: Theoria and Theosis in the Thomasine and Jacobite Traditions”

Tuomas Rasimus (University of Helsinki), “Silence of the Monks: Imagining Egyptian Monks as Readers and Transmitters of the Nag Hammadi Codices”


Break 10:30–10:45


Session Two: 10:45–12:15 (Hugo Lundhaug presiding)

Christian Askeland (Indiana Wesleyan University), “Scribe and dialect in Nag Hammadi Codex VI”

Paul Linjamaa (Lund University), “Tripartite Tractate and the Codicology of Nag Hammadi Codex I”


Conclusion 12:15-12:30

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