The Research Unit

New Testament Studies

  • The Origins of Christianity and Early Christian Literature


Thu 14 Dec
11:15-13:00 | Bed og Arbejd (1453-415)
Oslo/Aarhus New Testament Seminar
Deadline for paper abstracts: Nov 27. Abstracts should be submitted to Marianne Bjelland Kartzow (m.b.kartzow[at] or Kasper Bro Larsen (kbl[at]


2017.09.20 | Bogomtaler

Two New Monograpfs by Eve-Marie Becker

Two monographs by Eve-Marie Becker has been published in 2017. The subjects are the Gospel of Mark and the birth of Christian history respectively.

2017.07.04 | People

Eve-Marie Becker appointed fellow at The Israel Institute for Advanced Studies

From September until January 2017 Professor Eve-Marie Becker has received a fellowship at The Israel Institute for Advanced Studies. During this period, she will be part of an interdisciplinary research group working on “The Subject of Antiquity: Contours and Expressions of the Self in Ancient Mediterranean Cultures”.

2016.11.25 | People

Visiting Associate Professor in New Testament Studies

For the year 2017 Brent Nongbri is Visiting Associate Professor at the Department of Theology.

About the Research Group

The New Testament is a collection of ancient cultural remains as well as a classic of continuing relevance in western and Christian history. The research group New Testament Studies explores the origins and early texts of Christianity. 

The research group approaches the texts from the following four perspectives:

  • The historical approach - the texts in ancient Jewish and Greco-Roman context
  • The canon-historical approach - early Christian discourse on textual authority
  • The literary approach - the semiotics, rhetoric, and aesthetics of the texts
  • The reception-historical approach - the New Testament as classic in church and culture

New Testament Studies is a research unit under the research program Christianity and Theology in Culture and Society at the School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University.

Researchers associated with the unit


  • Anders Klostergaard Petersen
  • Ellen Juhl Christiansen
  • Helge Kjær Nielsen
  • Jan Dochhorn
  • Kirsten Marie Hartvigsen
  • Ole Davidsen


Kasper Bro Larsen

Associate professor