Reidar Aasgaard

Professor - History of Ideas
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Phone +47 22854917
Mobile phone +4766997349
Room 602 GM
Available hours No fixed time
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Visiting address Georg Morgenstiernes hus 6. floor
Postal address Postboks 1020 Blindern 0315 OSLO

General area of responsibility

  • Antiquity and the Middle Ages

Main interests and special competence

  • Social structures in Antiquity and the Middle Ages
  • Religions of Antiquity
  • Early Christianity
  • The New Testament
  • Approaches to interpretation of texts
  • Methods for biblical interpretation
  • Early Christian apocryphal writings
  • Augustine
  • The history of childhood
  • Bob Dylan and modern popular culture
  • Translation of classical and early Christian texts
  • Norway in the 19th century
  • Hymnology
  • Languages: Latin and Greek

Courses, regular and other

  • IDE2022 Augustine of all times
  • IDE2053 Young rebels from Antiquity to Greta Thunberg
  • IDE2084 Bob Dylan: interpreter of traditions and cultural mirror
  • IDE2018 Jesus in the history of ideas: the figure of Christ in the past and today
  • IDE2021 Late Antiquity: belief and disbelief
  • IDE1104: History of ideas/Intellectual history from Antiquity to 1600

Experience and assignments (selection)

  • Professor in History of ideas/Intellectual history, Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo, 2009 - present
  • Project director, Norwegian Bible Society, 2008-2009
  • Assistant and associate professor, Faculty of Theology, University of Oslo, 1998-2008
  • Researcher and Bible translator, Norwegian Bible Society, 2000-2002
  • Minister, Church of Norway, 1983-1993
  • Project director, "Tiny Voices from the Past: New Perspectives on Childhood in Early Europe", 2013-2017.
  • Editor-in-charge of the New Testament, Store Norske Leksikon (Big Norwegian Lexicon, web-based) see here

Education

  • Dr. theol., Faculty of Theology, University of Oslo, 1999
  • Doctoral student, Faculty of Theology, University of Oslo, 1993-1998
  • Practical-theological seminary, Faculty of Theology, University of Oslo, 1983
  • Cand. theol., Faculty of Theology, University of Oslo, 1982
  • Cand. mag., Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo, 1979 (Latin and Knowledge of Christianity)

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Tags: History of ideas, History of Religions, Christianity, New Testament, Early Christianity, Cultural Studies, Translation Studies, Greek, Latin, Popular Music
Published Dec. 14, 2010 3:00 PM - Last modified Aug. 11, 2021 9:12 AM

Projects

No ongoing projects