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The Research Unit

New Testament Studies

  • The Origins of Christianity and Early Christian Literature


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2020.10.30 | Publication

New publication in the SANt-series: Nordic Interpretations of the New Testament

This anthology presents current research in the New Testament from the nordic countries. The majority of the contributions are presentations from the Nordic New Testament Conference, held in Aarhus in 2015. The contributors are Gitte Buch-Hansen (Copenhagen), Halvor Moxnes (Oslo), Gunnar Haaland (Oslo), Morten Beckmann (Kristiansand), Martin…

2020.10.30 | Grant

Jacob Palle Bliddal Mortensen receives grant from the Independent Research Fund Denmark

The grant is received for the project: Computational Analysis of Mark's Genre

2019.10.24 | Teologi

Erich Pracht - New PhD at the The Research Unit New Testament Studies

On April 1, 2019, I began work at the Department of Theology at Aarhus University. Within that Department, I am affiliated with the New Testament research unit and, outside of it, I am a member of the research project “Epistolary Visions of Transformational Leadership: Cicero—Paul—Seneca,” an interdisciplinary and international enterprise…

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
  • Eve-Marie Becker
  • Ellen Juhl Christiansen
  • Helge Kjær Nielsen
  • Jan Dochhorn
  • Kirsten Marie Hartvigsen
  • Mogens Müller
  • Niels Willert
  • Niels Peter Gadegaard Gubi
  • Ole Davidsen