Seminar Bergen 2011

Workshop on Biblical and Qur'anic exegesis

Sacred scripture plays a crucial role in both Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It plays this role, however, by means of authoritative interpretation. The workshop will investigate the exegetical strategies and the thematic foci  that developed during the formative periods of each of the three religions, and which laid the basis for the scriptures’ continued authority. The workshop will be directed by leading specialists on the exegetical traditions of the three religions: Professor Angelika Neuwirth (Freie Universität, Berlin), Dr Karin Zetterholm (University of Lund), Professor Anders Lund Jacobsen (University of Aarhus) and professor Einar Thomassen (University of Bergen)


Thursday March 3

  • 14.00-14.30:    
    Einar Thomassen: Welcome and introduction
  • 14.30-16.30:    
    Einar Thomassen: Lecture, Scriptural exegesis as a theologically and institutionally formative factor in Judaism, Christianity and Islam from a comparative perspective.
  • 16.30-17.00:    
  • 17.00-18.30:    
    Karin Zetterholm: Lecture, Exegesis in early Judaism
  • 19.00-:             

Friday, March 4

  • 9.00-11.30:       
    Karin Zetterholm, Text seminar: Exegesis in early Judaism (including break)
  • 12.00-14.00:    
  • 14.00-15.30:    
    Anders-Christian Jacobsen:
    Lecture, Biblical Exegesis in Early Christianity
  • 15.30-16.00:    
  • 16.00-18.30:    
    Anders-Christian Jacobsen: Text seminar: Biblical exegesis in Origen and Augustine
  • 19.00                 

Saturday, March 5

  • 9.00-10.30:      
    Angelika Neuwirth: Lecture, Early Qur'anic exegesis
  • 10.30-11.00:    
  • 11.00-15.00:    
    Tour in Bergen including lunch
  • 15.00-17.30:    
    Angelika Neuwirth: Text seminar, Early Qur'anic exegesis (examples)
  • 19.00:                
    Concluding dinner