Even in a time of Corona lockdown, research must go on. Also research on African interpretive strategies to the Bible, as is our focus in CollECT: Colloquium on Epistemology, Context, and Text in African Biblical Interpretation.Read More
On 9-11 December 2019, the Department of Biblical and Ancient Studies at UNISA, University of South Africa, organized a symposium on religion, its texts, and engagement with contemporary studies. The symposium was initiated by Professors Elelwani Farisani and Huli Ramantswana. Three keynote addresses (Professor Anthony Pinn, USA; Dr Michael K. Mensah, Ghana; and Professor Knut Holter, Norway) and thirteen other papers focused on theoretical and more practical aspects of religious texts, mainly related to Bible and Christian tradition.
The Annual Meeting of Society of Biblical Literature has an African Biblical Hermeneutics Section, and this year—on November 25—the ABH invited to a session where the research profile of our esteemed Nigerian colleague, Professor David Tuesday Adamo of Kogi State University, Nigeria, was discussed in a series of papers. The picture shows the presenters together with Adamo, from the left: Madipoane Masenya (University of South Africa), Knut Holter (VID Specialized University, Norway), Funlola Olojede (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa), David T. Adamo, Marta Høyland Lavik (VID Specialized University, Norway), Miracle Ajah (National Open University of Nigeria).
On May 3rd 2019, SALT Lutheran Graduate School of Theology (Fianarantsoa, Madagascar) organized a book launch for Knut Holter’s three new books about aspects of African and Malagasy interpretive strategies vis-à-vis the Old Testament.Read More
Friday 12 April 2019 in Uppsala, Sweden: A conference on Biblical Studies and Practical Theology was co-organized by Johannelund School of Theology (Uppsala) and Centre for Mission and Global Studies, VID Specialized University (Stavanger). Read More
Prof. Knut Holter has published a new article entitled: “Thou shalt not smoke: Content and context in the Lord’s Resistance Army’s concept of the Ten Commandments”.
VID Specialized University (Stavanger, Norway) announces one position as research fellow for a PhD project within the PhD programme in Theology and Religion. The position as research fellow is a 3-year position.
Agnes Lid, Director of Wycliffe Norway, has been elected Chair of the Board of Wycliffe Global Alliance. Many congratulations from Stavanger, and many thanks for the collaboration we have with regard to training of Bible translators.
The Stavanger Campus of VID Specialized University has restructured its Master’s programs, and now offers a new Master of Theology and Religious Studies, with Bible Translation as one of the tracks of specialization. In a two years program, students are exposed to advanced perspectives—of method, theory, and hermeneutics—on Bible Translation, preparing for service as translator or communicator of the Bible, or for PhD studies in the field.
Centre for Mission and Global Studies, VID Specialized University, Stavanger, organized a workshop on Contextuality and African Biblical Studies, Thursday 7. June, with participants from South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Sweden, and Norway.
On June 6th, Rev Zephania Shila Nkesela (Tanzania) publicly defended his PhD thesis, “A Maasai Encounter with the Bible: Nomadic Lifestyle as a Hermeneutical Question,” on June 6, 2018, in the Major Aula, VID Specialized University, Stavanger, Norway. Read More
The encounter between Africa and the Bible has for many years been a key research field for biblical scholars in Stavanger, and this website aims at presenting some of the research and networking activities of the Stavanger colleagues.