Ancient Mesopotamian, biblical, rabbinic, and Christian literature was created and transmitted by the intellectual elite and therefore presents their world views and perspectives.
Selected publications from The Faculty of Theology
The overview below shows a selection of the faculty's academic publication. If you wish to order these, you can find links to the publisher's website on the individual publication.
The book "Global kristendom" from 2018 is now revised and translated to English.
Elisabeth Tveito Johnsen has contributed to the book with the chapter "Empirical practical-theological research – Exploring cultural-historical activity theory".
An introduction to the New Testament in its historical context, with an overview of interpretative approaches and exegetical exercises.
The Ambiguous Figure of the Neighbor in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Texts and Receptions offers a fascinating study of the intersections between Jewish, Christian and Islamic text, and will be of interest to anyone working on these traditions.
Philosophy and theology have long harboured contradictory views on spiritual practice. While philosophy advocates the therapeutic benefits of daily meditation, the theology of grace promotes an ideal of happiness bestowed with little effort.
Cultural Productions, Long-Term Changes and Globalizations in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Intersectional Perspectives on Religious Change in Antiquity and Beyond.
This book reconstructs the connection between religion and migration, drawing on post-colonial perspectives to shed light on what religion can contribute to migrant encounters.
Ritual and Democracy explores the complex intersections of ritual and democracy in a range of contemporary, cultural and geographic contexts.
This book is the result of collaborations between international researchers who have focused on diverse processes of democratic participation-and exclusion-that are intimately involved with ritual acts and complexes.
The Philosophical Legacy of the Reformation Reconsidered Edited by Marius Timmann Mjaaland
In recent decades Giorgio Agamben, Alain Badiou, and Slavoj Žižek have shown the centrality of Paul to western political and philosophical thought and made the Apostle a central figure in left-wing discourses far removed from traditional theological circles. Yet the recovery of Paul beyond Christian theology owes a great deal to the writings of the Jewish rabbi and philosopher Jacob Taubes (1923–1987).
Werner G. Jeanrond approaches hope from the perspective of a theology of love. He distinguishes human hopes from the hope which God has given to humanity. Jeanrond discusses the challenges of a Christian praxis of hope in today's world and invites both a new conversation on a future with God and a reassessment of the potential of hope for Christian discipleship.
This is the first book devoted entirely to exploring Žižek's peculiar kind of Paulinism. It seeks to provide a full map of the Marxist philosopher’s interpretations of Paul and critically engage with it.
The movement of Scandinavian Creation Theology was shaped by its three founding figures: the philosopher K.E Løgstrup, and the systematic theologians Regin Prenter, and Gustaf Wingren. In their appeal to Martin Luther, all three of them were deeply inspired by the Danish theologian N.F.S. Grundtvig (1783-1872), seing him as a creative mediator between Luther and contemporary Christianity
Online article i CLARA, Classical Art and Archaeology
Article by Hugo Lundhaug, Nag Hammadi Codex VII and Monastic Manuscript Culture
Scholars of early Christian and Jewish literature have for many years focused on interpreting texts in their hypothetical original forms and contexts, while largely overlooking important aspects of the surviving manuscript evidence and the culture that produced it
“Worlds that Could Not Be: Realism and Irrealism in Thomas More’s Utopia” in: Worlds that Could not Be: Utopia in Chronicles , Ezra and Nehemiah, edited by Steven J. Schweitzer and Frauke Uhlenbruch (Library of Hebrew Bible / Old Testament Studies 630), London: Bloomsbury 2016