– Professor of Biblical Reception and Early Christian Literature.
– Scientific Director of the Interdisciplinary Research School Authoritative Texts and Their Reception (ATTR)
– Principal Investigator of ERC-project Storyworlds in Transition: Coptic Apocrypha in Changing Contexts in the Byzantine and Early Islamic Periods
– Principal Investigator of ERC-project New Contexts for Old Texts: Unorthodox Texts and Monastic Manuscript Culture in Fourth- and Fifth-Century Egypt
Work Shared in CORE
– The Monastic Origins of the Nag Hammadi Codices. Studien und Texte zu Antike und Christentum 97. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2015. [with Lance Jenott]
– Images of Rebirth: Cognitive Poetics and Transformational Soteriology in the Gospel of Philip and the Exegesis on the Soul. Nag Hammadi and Manichaean Studies 73. Leiden: Brill, 2010.
– Koptiske skrifter. Verdens Hellige Skrifter. Oslo: De norske bokklubbene, 2012.
– The Nag Hammadi Codices and Late Antique Egypt. (with Lance Jenott). Studien und Texte zu Antike und Christentum 110. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2018. [with Lance Jenott]
– Snapshots of Evolving Traditions: Jewish and Christian Manuscript Culture, Textual Fluidity, and New Philology. Texte und Untersuchungen zur Geschichte der altchristlichen Literatur 175. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2017. [with Liv Ingeborg Lied]
– “Textual Fluidity and Post-Nicene Rewriting in the Nag Hammadi Codices.” Pages 47–67 in Nag Hammadi at 70: What Have We Learned? Edited by Eric Crégheur, Louis Painchaud, and Tuomas Rasimus. Bibliothèque copte de Nag Hammadi: Section “Études” 10. Leuven: Peeters, 2019.
– “Textual Fluidity and Monastic Fanfiction: The Case of the Investiture of the Archangel Michael in Coptic Egypt.” Pages 59–73 in The Archangel Michael in Africa: History, Cult and Persona. Edited by Ingvild Sælid Gilhus, Alexandros Tsakos, and Marta Camilla Wright. London: Bloomsbury, 2019.
– “‘He who has seen me, has seen the Father’: The Gospel of Philip’s Mystagogical Reception of the Gospel of John.” Pages 253–75 in Gospels and Gospel Traditions in the Second Century: Experiments in Reception. Edited by Jens Schröter, Tobias Nicklas, and Joseph Verheyden. Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft 235. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2019.
– “Production, Distribution and Ownership of Books in the Monasteries of Upper Egypt: The Evidence of the Nag Hammadi Colophons.” Pages 306–25 in Monastic Education in Late Antiquity: The Transformation of Classical Paideia. Edited by Lillian I. Larsen and Samuel Rubenson. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. [with Lance Jenott]
– “The Nag Hammadi Codices and the Dishna Papers: The Remains of a Single Monastic Library?” Pages 329–86 in The Nag Hammadi Codices and Late Antique Egypt. Edited by Hugo Lundhaug and Lance Jenott. Studien und Texte zu Antike und Christentum 110. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2018.
– “The Dialogue of the Savior (NHC III,5) as a Monastic Text.” Pages 335–46 in Studia Patristica XCIII: Vol. 19: The First Two Centuries – Apocrypha and Gnostica. Edited by Markus Vinzent. StPatr 93. Leuven: Peeters, 2017.
– “Prayer in the Nag Hammadi Codices.” Pages 163–83 in Die Nag-Hammadi-Schriften in der Literatur- und Theologiegeschichte des frühen Christentums. Edited by Jens Schröter and Konrad Schwartz. Studien und Texte zu Antike und Christentum 106. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2017.
– “Monastic Exegesis and the Female Soul in the Exegesis on the Soul.” in Women and Knowledge in Early Christianity. Edited by Ulla Tervahauta, Ivan Miroshnikov, Outi Lehtipuu, and Ismo Dunderberg. Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae 144. Leiden: Brill, 2017.
– “Shenoute’s Eucharistic Theology in Context.” Pages 2:1233–51 in The Eucharist – Its Origins and Contexts: Sacred Meal, Communal Meal, Table Fellowship in Late Antiquity, Early Judaism, and Early Christianity. 3 Vols. Edited by David Hellholm and Dieter Sänger. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 376. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2017.
– “The Nag Hammadi Codices in the Complex World of Fourth- and Fifth-Century Egypt.” Pages 339–58 in Beyond Conflicts: Cultural and Religious Cohabitations in Alexandria and Egypt between the 1st and the 6th Century CE. Edited by Luca Arcari. Studien und Texte zu Antike und Christentum 103. Tübingen, Mohr Siebeck, 2017.
– “‘Tell me what shall arise’: Conflicting Notions of the Resurrection Body in Coptic Egypt.” Pages 215–36 in Coming Back to Life: The Permeability of Past and Present, Mortality and Immortality, Death and Life in the Ancient Mediterranean. Edited by Frederick S. Tappenden and Carly Daniel-Hughes. Montreal: McGill University Library and Archives, 2017.
– “An Illusion of Textual Stability: Textual Fluidity, New Philology, and the Nag Hammadi Codices.” Pages 20–54 in Snapshots of Evolving Traditions: Jewish and Christian Manuscript Culture, Textual Fluidity, and New Philology. Edited by Liv Ingeborg Lied and Hugo Lundhaug. Texte und Untersuchungen zur Geschichte der altchristlichen Literatur 175. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2017.
– “Studying Snapshots: On Manuscript Culture, Textual Fluidity, and New Philology.” [with Liv Ingeborg Lied] Pages 1–19 in Snapshots of Evolving Traditions: Jewish and Christian Manuscript Culture, Textual Fluidity, and New Philology. Edited by Liv Ingeborg Lied and Hugo Lundhaug. Texte und Untersuchungen zur Geschichte der altchristlichen Literatur 175. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2017.
– “‘The Power of Michael Protected Him’: A New Fragment of the Coptic Martyrdom of Apa Nahroou.” CLARA 1 (2016): 1–14.
– “Nag Hammadi Codex VII and Monastic Manuscript Culture.” Pages 1177–92 in Coptic Society, Literature and Religion from Late Antiquity to Modern Times: Proceedings of the Tenth International Congress of Coptic Studies, Rome, September 17th–22nd, 2012, and Plenary Reports of the Ninth International Congress of Coptic Studies, Cairo, September 15th–19th, 2008. 2 Vols. Edited by Paola Buzi, Alberto Camplani, and Federico Contardi. Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 247. Leuven: Peeters, 2016.
– “The Body of God and the Corpus of Historiography: The Life of Aphou of Pemdje and the Anthropomorphite Controversy.” Pages 40–56 in Bodies, Borders, Believers: Ancient Texts and Present Conversations: Essays in Honor of Turid Karlsen Seim on Her 70th Birthday. Edited by Anne Hege Grung, Marianne Bjelland Kartzow, and Anna Rebecca Solevåg. Eugene, Or.: Pickwick, 2015.
– “The Nag Hammadi Codices: Textual Fluidity in Coptic.” Pages 419–23 in Comparative Oriental Manuscript Studies: An Introduction. Edited by Alessandro Bausi et al. Hamburg: COMSt, 2015.
– “The Fruit of the Tree of Life: Ritual Interpretation of the Crucifixion in the Gospel of Philip.” Pages 73–97 in Cognitive Linguistic Explorations in Biblical Studies. Edited by Bonnie G. Howe and Joel B. Green. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2014.
– “Memory and Early Monastic Literary Practices: A Cognitive Perspective.” Journal of Cognitive Historiography 1:1 (2014): 98–120.
– “Begotten, Not Made, to Arise in This Flesh: The Post-Nicene Soteriology of the Gospel of Philip.” Pages 235–71 in Beyond the Gnostic Gospels: Studies Building on the Work of Elaine H. Pagels. Edited by Eduard Iricinschi, Lance Jenott, Nicola Denzey Lewis, and Philippa Townsend. Studien und Texte zu Antike und Christentum 82. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013.
– “Origenism in Fifth-Century Upper Egypt: Shenoute of Atripe and the Nag Hammadi Codices.” Pages 217–28 in Papers Presented at the Sixteenth International Conference on Patristic Studies held in Oxford 2011: Vol. 12: Ascetica; Litrugica; Orientalia; Critica et Philologica. Edited by Markus Vinzent; Studia Patristica 64. Leuven: Peeters, 2013.
– “Evidence of ‘Valentinian’ Ritual Practice? The Liturgical Fragments of Nag Hammadi Codex XI (NHC XI,2a–e).” Pages 225–43 in Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World: Essays in Honour of John D. Turner. Edited by Kevin Corrigan and Tuomas Rasimus. NHMS 82; Leiden: Brill, 2013.
– “Shenoute of Atripe and Nag Hammadi Codex II.” Pages 201–26 in Zugänge zur Gnosis: Akten zur Tagung der Patristischen Arbeitsgemeinschaft vom 02.–05.01.2011 in Berlin-Spandau. Edited by Christoph Markschies and Johannes van Oort. Leuven: Peeters, 2013.
– “Shenoute’s Heresiological Polemics and Its Context(s).” Pages 239–61 in Invention, Rewriting, Usurpation: Discursive Fights over Religious Traditions in Antiquity. Edited by David Brakke, Jörg Ulrich, and Anders-Christian Jacobsen. ECCA 11; Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2012.
– “Mystery and Authority in the Writings of Shenoute.” Pages 259–85 in Mystery and Secrecy in the Nag Hammadi Collection and Other Ancient Literature: Ideas and Practices. Edited by Christian H. Bull, Liv Ingeborg Lied, and John D. Turner. Nag Hammadi and Manichaean Studies 76; Leiden: Brill, 2012.
– “Baptism in the Monasteries of Upper Egypt: The Pachomian Corpus and the Writings of Shenoute.” Pages 1347–80 in Ablution, Initiation, and Baptism in Early Judaism, Graeco-Roman Religion, and Early Christianity. Edited by David Hellholm et al. Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft 176. 3 Vols. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2011.
– “Canon and Interpretation: A Cognitive Perspective.” Pages 67–90 in Canon and Canonicity: The Formation and Use of Scripture. Edited by Einar Thomassen. Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press, 2010.
– “‘These are the Symbols and Likenesses of the Resurrection’: Conceptualizations of Death and Transformation in the Treatise on the Resurrection (NHC I,4).” Pages 187–205 in Metamorphoses: Resurrection, Body and Transformative Practices in Early Christianity. Edited by Turid Karlsen Seim and Jorunn Økland. Ekstasis: Religious Experience from Antiquity to the Middle Ages 1. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2009.
– “Cognitive Poetics and Ancient Texts.” Pages 18–21 in Complexity. Edited by Willy Østreng. Interdisciplinary Communications 2006/2007. Oslo: Centre for Advanced Study, 2008.
– “Conceptual Blending in the Exegesis on the Soul.” Pages 141–60 in Explaining Christian Origins and Early Judaism: Contributions from Cognitive and Social Science. Edited by Petri Luomanen, Ilkka Pyysiäinen, and Risto Uro. Biblical Interpretation Series 89; Leiden: Brill, 2007.
MembershipsNorwegian Academy of Science and Letters
International Association of Coptic Studies
Society of Biblical Literature
Collegium Patristicum Lundense
North American Society for the Study of Christian Apocryphal Literature