Jesse Ophoff

Doctoral Research Fellow

Church History/Late Antiquity

Special fields:

  • Late Antiquity
  • History of Christianity
  • Material Culture
  • Codicology
  • Latin Texts
  • Art History
Phone: 22590647
Office: 370C

Presentation

I am a Doctoral Research Fellow (or stipendiat) here at MF. My work focuses on the development Christianity in Late Antiquity, especially in the Latin West. My approach is interdisciplinary, focusing on the intersecting ideas communicated through texts, manuscripts, and art history.

My dissertation, Navigating the Gospel in Latin Late Antiquity, has been submitted and is pending approval. In it, I track "Gospel" or evangelium as a term and concept through seven key Latin Christian texts, integrating intellectual history and cognitive theory. It is the first of two volumes; the second will also follow the Gospel through Late Antiquity, focusing on its expression in iconographic representation and manuscript paratexts.

Education and professional practice

2008 - 2012BA in History and Secondary Education, Colorado Christian University
2015 - 2017MPhil History of Religions, MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society

Positions

2018 - 2021Doctoral Research Fellow, MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society
2018 - 2021Communications and Web Administration Assistant for MF CASR
2021History Section Leader