Projects

2019-2023:

CollECT: Colloquium on Epistemology, Context, and Text, in African Biblical Interpretation

The aim of CollECT is to reach a deeper understanding of the role of interpretive contexts in popular and critical interpretation of the Bible in Africa. CollECT is organized as a research cluster under the broader research group “Classical religious texts and global contexts”, linked to Centre for Mission and Global Studies at VID Specialized University, Stavanger, Norway. The leader of CollECT is Professor Knut Holter ([email protected]).

RESEARCHERS

Prof. Knut Holter
Norway

…of VID Stavanger, Norway, doing research on colonial and contemporary interpretive strategies to the Bible.

Prof. Marta Høyland Lavik
Norway

…of VID Stavanger, Norway, doing research on existential interpretations of the Bible in Africa.

Prof. Tina Dykesteen Nilsen
Norway

…of VID Stavanger, Norway, doing research on ecological biblical interpretation.

Dr. Beth Elness-Hanson
USA

…of Johannelund School of Theology, Uppsala, Sweden, doing research in African biblical interpretation from epistemological perspectives.

Dr. Barson Lahaveli Mahafaly
Madagascar

…of the Lutheran Graduate School of Theology, Fianarantsoa, Madagascar, guest researcher at VID Stavanger in 2019, doing research in pastoral care.

Rev. Kjersti Wee
Norway

PhD student at VID Stavanger, doing research on Malagasy popular readings of Proverbs 31.

Rev. Medhat Youssef
Egypt

PhD student at VID Stavanger, doing research on the portrayal of Egypt in Isaiah 19.

Rev. Kambere Bolingo
DR Congo

PhD student at University of South Africa (Pretoria), guest researcher at VID Stavanger in 2019, doing research on Nehemiah 5 in relation to rebuilding society in DRC mineral conflict contexts.

Rev. Tahiandrazana Nosiarlala Andriamanantena
Madagascar

MTh student at VID Stavanger

Mr. Thomas Leonard Ndama
Tanzania

MTh student at VID Stavanger