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The Research Unit

New Testament Studies

  • The Origins of Christianity and Early Christian Literature


Mon 14 Dec
13:00-15:00 | 1453-415 ("Bed og arbejd")
Aarhus-Münster-Oslo New Testament Seminar
Wed 10 Mar
10:00-16:00 | Aarhus University, 1453 - 415, Bed og Arbejd
Seminar on Paul's First Letter to the Thessalonians in light of Seneca's Epistulae Morales


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 | Teologi

Assistant or Associate Professorship in New Testament Studies

The School of Culture and Society invites applications for an assistant professorship or an associate professorship in New Testament Studies at the Department of Theology

2020.10.30 | Research

New appointment at Theology

Kasper Bro Larsen is appointed Professor in 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
  • Eve-Marie Becker
  • Ellen Juhl Christiansen
  • Helge Kjær Nielsen
  • Jan Dochhorn
  • Kirsten Marie Hartvigsen
  • Mogens Müller
  • Niels Willert
  • Niels Peter Gadegaard Gubi
  • Ole Davidsen