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UNISA: Symposium on religion, its texts, and engagement with contemporary issues

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.

Adamo Seminar at SBL

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).

Agnes Lid new Chair of the Board, Wycliffe Global Alliance

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.

Master’s degree: Bible Translation

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.

Read more here.

Workshop on Contextuality

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.