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Nordic New Testament Conference 2015

New Testament Scholarship in the Nordic Countries

Trends and Tasks

29 May - 2 June 2015

This conference was held to promote New Testament scholarship in the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden).

The seminar subjects were:

  • The Radical New Perspective on Paul (chair: Runar M. Thorsteinsson, Reykjavik)
  • Jesus and the Gospels (chair: Mogens Müller, Copenhagen)
  • New Testament Traditions in the Context of Early Judaism (chair: Cecilia Wassen, Uppsala)
  • Emotions in the New Testament (chair: Thomas Kazen, Stockholm)
  • The Reception of Biblical Traditions (chair: Ole Jakob Filtvedt, MF Oslo)
  • Ideological Criticism and Hermeneutics in New Testament Studies (chair: Marianne Bjelland Kartzow, Oslo)

Invited main speakers:

  • Paula Fredriksen, Jerusalem: "Paul, the Apostle of Judaizing"
  • Runar M. Thorsteinsson, Reykjavik: "Jesus as Philosopher in the Gospel of Mark"
  • Petri Luomanen, Helsinki: "Judaism and Anti-Judaism in Apocryphal Gospels"
  • Ole Davidsen, Aarhus: "The Story and its Emotions: Narrative Genre, Human Passion, and New Testament Religion"
  • James Kelhoffer, Uppsala: "The Problem of Pigeonholing a Prooftexter: Or, What Might the Citations in 2 Clement 2 and 12 Say about the Author’s Own Views and, Possibly, His ‘Gnostic’ and/or anti-‘Gnostic’ Standpoint?"
  • Halvor Moxnes, Oslo: "Social Scientific Criticism of the New Testament and a Hermeneutics of Dialogue"


The NNTC Conference Committee and the New Testament Studies Research Unit at Aarhus University.

Conference committee:

  • Kasper Bro Larsen, Denmark (kbl[at]teo.au.dk). Chair and local organizer
  • Mogens Müller, Denmark
  • Kari Syreeni, Finland
  • Runar M. Thorsteinsson, Iceland
  • Ole Jakob Filtvedt, Norway 
  • Cecilia Wassen, Sweden
  • Jacob Mortensen, PhD Students' representative, Denmark
  • Dan Nässelqvist, PhD Students' representative, Sweden
  • René Falkenberg, Denmark. Local organizer

Conference volume editors:

Marianne Bjelland Kartzow (Oslo) and René Falkenberg. Publication year: 2016 (SANt).

The conference was sponsored by the Carlsberg Foundation, Letterstedska Föreningen, the research project Homines novi, the research programme Christianity and Theology in Culture and Society, and the Department of Culture and Society, Arts, Aarhus University.

Conference details

Call for Papers is closed

Conference Programme

Preconference seminar on Josephus and Philo in honour of the late Prof. Per Bilde

Conference venue: Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Aarhus


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Revideret 08.06.2015