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Sunday, December 15, 2013

CONFERENCE, (Oslo) The Nag Hammadi Codices in the Context of 4th and 5th Century CHristianity in Egypt

The 2013 NEWCONT-Conference

Monday, 16 December

Introduction: 9:00–9:30Session One: 9:30–11:00

Stephen Emmel (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster), 
Toward Reconstructing a Coptic Reading Experience in Late Antique Egypt.

Christian Askeland (Kirchliche Hochschule Wuppertal), 

Dating Early Coptic Manuscripts. Break 11:00–11:15 Session Two: 11:15–12:45

James E. Goehring (University of Mary Washington), 
The Material Encoding of Early Christian Division: Nag Hammadi Codex VII and Its Sub-Group.

Louis Painchaud (Université Laval), 
From Plato, Republic (NH,5) to the Gospel of Judas (CT 3): Some Reflexions on Translation, Rewriting and Interpolations. 

Lunch 12:45–13:45 
Session Three: 13:45–15:15
Hugo Lundhaug (University of Oslo), 
Post-Nicene Christology in the Nag Hammadi Codices.

Lance Jenott (University of Oslo), 
Knowledge of the Father and Movement of the Logos: Echoes of the Arian Controversy in the Tripartite Tractate? 

Break 15:15–15:30 Session Four: 15:30–17:00

Richard Layton (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), 
Didymus as Heresiologist: A Curious Scrap from the Tura Papyri.

Christian Bull (University of Bergen), 

Hermes Between Christians and Pagans in Fourth Century Upper Egypt. Break 17:00–17:15 

Session Five: 17:15–18:45

René Falkenberg (Aarhus University), 
“Not like the idea we have received or seen” – Ritualistic Theology in Eugnostos and the Apostolic Constitutions.

Ulla Tervahauta (University of Helsinki), 
Scriptural Allusions in Authentikos Logos (NHC VI,3) and Early Christian Literature. 

Dinner 21:00 

Tuesday, 17 December Session One: 9:00–10:30

Samuel Rubenson (Lund University), 
New Light on the Copto-Arabic Corpus Attributed to St. Antony.

Philip Sellew (University of Minnesota), 
Reading Jesus in the Desert: The Gospel of Thomas Meets the Apophthegmata Patrum. 

Break 10:30–10:45 Session Two: 11:00–12:30

Lillian Larsen (University of Redlands), 
“Know Thyself”:  Nag Hammadi Gnomic Sentences in Conversation.

Blossom Stefaniw (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz), 
Sextus, Silvanus and Monastic Instruction in Egypt. 
Lunch 12:30–13:30 
Session Three: 13:30–15:00

Dylan Burns (Universität Leipzig), 
Sethian, Coptic, Christian: The “Four Luminaries” in Later Roman Egypt.

Kristine Toft Rosland (University of Oslo), 

The Anointing Scene of the Apocryphon of John: Textual Variants and Theological Implications. 

Break 15:00–15:15 
Session Four: 15:15–16:45

Alin Suciu (Universität Hamburg), 
Apocryphal Texts in Egyptian Monsticism after Nag Hammadi: Textual Traditions and Manuscript Evidence.

Julio Cesar Dias Chaves (Université Laval), 
From the Apocalypse of Paul (NH V, 2) to Coptic Epic Passions: Welcoming and Greeting Paul and the Martyrs in Heaven. 

Break 16:45–17:00 
Session Five: 17:00–18:30

Hugo Lundhaug and Lance Jenott (University of Oslo)(I) 
Presentation of forthcoming book, The Monastic Origins of the Nag Hammadi Codices (Mohr Siebeck, 2014).
(II) Conference volume information Dinner 21:00