Ancient Amulets and the Gospel

Visiting scholar Dr. Joseph E. Sanzo presents how ancient amulets deal with and use the gospel.


16.02.2017 - 10:00

Seminar 16.02.17

In this seminar Dr. Joseph E. Sanzo (Ludwig-Maximillians-Universität, Munich) presents a new reading and analysis of the Greek-Coptic bilingual manuscript P.Berol. 11710 where he reassesses earlier interpretations that it is an amulet using an apocryphal Gospel. Instead, Sanzo sees this as a formulary for an apotropaic or curative ritual that adopts Gospel-text according to its own purpose.

For more information, please see the abstract here.
Photo: Papyrussamlingen, Universitetsbiblioteket, Universitetet i Oslo

This seminar is a collaboration between The Papyrus Collection of the Oslo University Library and MF Norwegian School of Theology.

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 16.01.17

Location: Blindern, Georg Morgenstiernes Hus, meeting room n. 452