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K1020: Bible studies and the history of Christianity

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Person responsible for the course:John Wayne Kaufman (
Credit points (ECTS):10
Start of studies:Spring
Study programme:Bachelor's degree programme - Bachelor in Youth Ministry
Bachelor's degree programme - Bachelor of Theology
Bachelor's degree programme - Bachelor in Religion and Society
Programme of professional study - Professional Degree in Theology
Department:Department of Education, Religion and Society
Examination support material permitted:List I


To access electronic literature when you are not at MF:

  • (1997). Arbeidsskjema: Til bruk ved historisk orientert analyse av bibeltekster. Oslo: Menighetsfakultetet. (Check Canvas)
  • (2011). Bibelen: Den hellige skrift: Det gamle og Det nye testamente (se emnebeskrivelsen). [Oslo]: Bibelselskapet. Library
  • Anderson, G. (2013). 5. Interpreting the parables. I J. B. Green, J. K. Brown & N. Perrin (Ed.), Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels (2 ed., p. 660-662). Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press. Library (Compendium)
  • Brooke, G. J. (2006). Prophecy and prophets in the Dead Sea Scrolls: Looking backwards and forwards. I M. H. Floyd & R. D. Haak (Ed.), Prophets, prophecy, and prophetic texts in Second Temple Judaism (nr. 427, p. 151-165). New York: T&T Clark. Library (Compendium)
  • Donahue, J. R. (1990). The gospel in parable: Metaphor, narrative, and theology in the Synoptic Gospels (p. 126-138, 146-162, 174-180). [Phialdelphia, Penn.]: Fortress Press. Library (Compendium)
  • Hauge, E. H. & Saxegaard, K. M. (2012). Fortell dine barn: Bibelkunnskap for trosopplærere (p. 153-166). [Oslo]: Verbum. Library (Compendium)
  • Hvalvik, R. & Stordalen, T. (1999). Den store fortellingen: Om Bibelens tilblivelse, innhold, bruk og betydning (p. 107-118, 138-143, 222-245). Oslo: Det norske bibelselskap. Library
  • Kartveit, M. (Ed.) (2003). Det Gamle testamentet: Analyse av tekstar i utval (3. ed., p. 125-153, 231-235, 309-341, 369-377). Oslo: Samlaget. Library
  • Keener, C. S. (2013). 3. Johannine theology. I J. B. Green, J. K. Brown & N. Perrin (Ed.), Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels (2 ed., p. 428-434). Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press. Library (Compendium)
  • Kysar, R. (1986). John (p. 27-34, 44-47, 61-68, 206-212, 286-293). Minneapolis, Minn.: Augsburg. Library (Compendium)
  • Lindström, F. (2000). De bibelske salmer som bibelsk teologi. I S. Pedersen (Ed.), Bibelsk teologi (p. 75-96). Århus: Aarhus Universitetsforlag. Library (Compendium)
  • Nogalski, J. (2011). The book of the Twelve: Hosea--Jonah (p. 259-271, 273-290, 313-326). Macon, GA: Smyth & Helwys Pub. Library (Compendium)
  • de Claissé-Walford, N. L. (2012). Psalms. I C. A. Newsom, S. H. Ringe & J. E. Lapsley (Ed.), Women's Bible commentary (Rev. and updated. ed., p. 221-231). Louisville, Ky: Westminster John Knox Press. Library (Compendium)


  • Oftestad, B. T., Schumacher, J. & Rasmussen, T. (2005). Norsk kirkehistorie (3. ed., p. 15-269). Oslo: Universitetsforl. Library
  • Rasmussen, T. & Thomassen, E. (2002). Kristendommen: En historisk innføring (2. ed., p. 60-374). Oslo: Universitetsforl. Library

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