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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.

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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.

Zephania Shila Nkesela’s PhD defense

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

New website launched

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.