HT-samtal #43 – Hedersdoktorer 2017: Paula Fredriksen

Publiceringsdatum: 26 juli 2017

Om avsnittet: In 2017 The Faculties of Humanities and Theology appointed six honorary doctors. In the days leading up to the conferment ceremony on 2 June, a number of lectures and talks featuring the honorary doctors were held in Lund. Everything was recorded and is presented here as podcasts. Part 5 of 6: a lecture by Paula Fredriksen.

Paula Fredriksen is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She was made Honorary Doctor at the Faculty of Theology as recognition of the high international standard of her research in religious studies.

Professor Fredriksen's research is characterised by an explicit inter- and multidisciplinary perspective. Her research is thus linked to several successful subjects at the Faculty of Theology in Lund –- New Testament studies, patristics, Jewish studies and general history of religion just to name a few.

Her interest in Paul the apostle and Augustine the Church Father is a common thread throughout her research, from her thesis Augustine’s Early Interpretations of Paul (1979) and onward. Fredriksen has also written about Jesus as an historical figure and the early Jesus movement as a branch of Judaism at the time and, furthermore, has sought to spread her research results to the general public.

Professor Fredriksen's lecture, entitled "Paul, Augustine, and Krister, on the Introspective Conscience of the West", was recorded at LUX on June 1st, 2017.



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