Tema 2: Præsentation


Faculty of Theology

Theme 2: Bible and literature - reception and transformation

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Coordinator: Professor Kirsten Nielsen  

The introduction of new literary methods in the interpretation of the Bible has questioned the findings of the historical-critical scholars, who maintain that the original interpretation of texts is the true and thus normative interpretation. This, however, raises new problems:

  • To which extent can the biblical texts be normative if they are constantly reinterpreted and transformed, thereby bringing about new texts?
  • Who or what defines the norms and for whom?

What's on?

In connection with the publication of a major publication with contributions from all three thematic groups, an event was held on 24 April 2009 to mark the completion of the research priority area.

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