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Kelhoffer, James Anthony, Professor i Nya testamentets exegetik
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Kelhoffer, J. A. (2018). Eschatology, Androgynous Thinking, Encratism, and the Question of Anti-Gnosticism in 2 Clement 12 (Part One). Vigiliae christianae (Print), 72(2), 142-164
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Eschatology, Androgynous Thinking, Encratism, and the Question of Anti-Gnosticism in 2 Clement 12 (Part One)
2018 (English)In: Vigiliae christianae (Print), ISSN 0042-6032, E-ISSN 1570-0720, Vol. 72, no 2, p. 142-164Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article problematizes the widespread use of an untenably broad definition of Gnosticism to support claims that 2 Clement 12 is antignostic. Several conclusions about the writing's aims and opponents must therefore be reconsidered. It is argued that 2 Clement 12 is not polemical and does not censure any distinctively gnostic views or praxes. By shedding both the supposedly gnostic background of the dominical logion about "the two" becoming "one," about the "outside" being like the " inside," and about "neither male nor female" (12:2b, 6b) and an antignostic agenda for the interpretations of the logion (12:3-5), scholarship has a better chance of opening up promising avenues for interpreting this saying of Jesus and its interpretation in 2 Clement 12.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
BRILL ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS, 2018
Keywords
2 Clement, androgyny, encratism, eschatology, gender, Gnosticism, Gospel of the Egyptians, Gospel of Thomas
National Category
Religious Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-351074 (URN)10.1163/15700720-12341334 (DOI)000427418700002 ()
Available from: 2018-05-18 Created: 2018-05-18 Last updated: 2018-05-18Bibliographically approved
Kelhoffer, J. A. (2018). Eschatology, Androgynous Thinking, Encratism, and the Question of Anti-Gnosticism in 2 Clement 12 (Part Two). Vigiliae christianae (Print), 72(4), 353-368
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Eschatology, Androgynous Thinking, Encratism, and the Question of Anti-Gnosticism in 2 Clement 12 (Part Two)
2018 (English)In: Vigiliae christianae (Print), ISSN 0042-6032, E-ISSN 1570-0720, Vol. 72, no 4, p. 353-368Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Part One of this investigation problematized the use by numerous scholars of an untenably broad definition of "Gnosticism" to support the inference that 2 Clement 12 criticizes gnostic Christ-believers. Part Two completes the analysis of 2 Clement 12 and examines 2 Clement 13, which casts further doubt upon the notion that 12: 5-6 calls for sexual renunciation. It is argued that 12: 1-13: 4 is not polemical and does not censure any distinctively gnostic views or praxes. By shedding both the supposedly gnostic background of the dominical logion about "the two" becoming "one," about the "outside" being like the "inside,"and about "neither male nor female" (12: 2b, 6b) and an antignostic agenda for the interpretations of the logion (12: 3-5), scholarship has a better chance of opening up promising avenues for interpreting 12: 1-13: 4. In particular, the call to cultivate thinking that does not take into account a Christian's gender (12: 5) and the notion that the kingdom's arrival depends on believers' moral development (12: 6) merit further investigation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
BRILL ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS, 2018
Keywords
2 Clement, androgyny, encratism, eschatology, gender, Gnosticism, Gospel of the Egyptians, Gospel of Thomas, Gospel of Truth
National Category
Religious Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-366001 (URN)10.1163/15700720-12341335 (DOI)000444799400001 ()
Available from: 2018-11-20 Created: 2018-11-20 Last updated: 2018-11-20Bibliographically approved
Kelhoffer, J. A. (2017). A Diverse Academy Recognizes No Boundaries for Critical Inquiry and Debate: A Rejoinder to Anders Gerdmar. Svensk Exegetisk Årsbok, 82, 210-222
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Diverse Academy Recognizes No Boundaries for Critical Inquiry and Debate: A Rejoinder to Anders Gerdmar
2017 (English)In: Svensk Exegetisk Årsbok, ISSN 1100-2298, Vol. 82, p. 210-222Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Svenska exegetiska sällskapet, 2017
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
New Testament Exegesis
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-339205 (URN)
Available from: 2018-01-17 Created: 2018-01-17 Last updated: 2018-01-18Bibliographically approved
Kelhoffer, J. A. (2017). Second Clement and Gnosticism: The status quaestionis. EARLY CHRISTIANITY, 8(1), 124-149
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Second Clement and Gnosticism: The status quaestionis
2017 (English)In: EARLY CHRISTIANITY, ISSN 1868-7032, Vol. 8, no 1, p. 124-149Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MOHR SIEBECK, 2017
National Category
Religious Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-322306 (URN)10.1628/186870317X14876711440240 (DOI)000399684100009 ()
Available from: 2017-05-19 Created: 2017-05-19 Last updated: 2017-05-19Bibliographically approved
Kelhoffer, J. A. (2017). Simplistic Presentations of Biblical Authority and Christian Origins in the Service of Anti-Catholic Dogma: A Response to Anders Gerdmar. Svensk Exegetisk Årsbok, 82, 154-178
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Simplistic Presentations of Biblical Authority and Christian Origins in the Service of Anti-Catholic Dogma: A Response to Anders Gerdmar
2017 (English)In: Svensk Exegetisk Årsbok, ISSN 1100-2298, Vol. 82, p. 154-178Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This review article assesses Anders Gerdmar, Guds ord räcker: evangelisk tro kontra romersk-katolsk [God’s Word is sufficient: Evangelical faith against Roman Catholic (faith)] (Uppsala: Areopagos, 2016) and focuses on the use of arguments ostensibly based on biblical scholarship urging that Protestant evangelicals not convert to Roman Catholicism. The main issues concern the Bible in relation to tradition; alleged witnesses to an early New Testament canon; the “Protestant historiographic myth” of origins as a rhetorical weapon; and essentialist characterizations of what is biblical, evangelical, and Catholic. Much of what James Barr said to primarily British and North American audiences in Fundamentalism (1977) and Beyond Fundamentalism (1984) would seem to be forebodingly relevant even nowadays in some parts of Sweden. 

Keywords
Roman Catholicism, Pentecostalism, biblical authority, Anders Gerdmar (1954–), Ulf Ekman (1950–)
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
New Testament Exegesis
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-336711 (URN)
Available from: 2017-12-15 Created: 2017-12-15 Last updated: 2018-01-18Bibliographically approved
Kelhoffer, J. A. (2017). Wilhelm Pratscher, Der zweite Clemensbrief; Christopher Tuckett, 2 Clement: Introduction, Text, and Commentary [Review]. Early Christianity, 8(1), 124-149
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Wilhelm Pratscher, Der zweite Clemensbrief; Christopher Tuckett, 2 Clement: Introduction, Text, and Commentary
2017 (English)In: Early Christianity, ISSN 1868-7032, Vol. 8, no 1, p. 124-149Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Mohr Siebeck, 2017
National Category
Religious Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-377546 (URN)10.1628/186870317X14876711440240 (DOI)000399684100008 ()
Available from: 2019-02-21 Created: 2019-02-21 Last updated: 2019-02-21Bibliographically approved
Ålöw, T., Franke, L., Ljungberg, B. K., Löfstedt, T., Willgren, D., Nylund, J. H., . . . Green, S. (2016). Recensioner [Review]. Svensk Exegetisk Årsbok, 81, 217-284
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Recensioner
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2016 (Swedish)In: Svensk Exegetisk Årsbok, ISSN 1100-2298, Vol. 81, p. 217-284Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

Book reviews:

Herbert W. Basser with Marsha B. Cohen

The Gospel of Matthew and Judaic Traditions: A Relevance-based Commentary

(Tobias Ålöw)

Alicia J. Batten och John S. Kloppenborg (red.)

James, 1 & 2 Peter, and Early Jesus Traditions

(Leonhard Franke)

Bible Works 10 

(Bo Krister Ljungberg)

Derek R. Brown

The God of This Age: Satan in the Churches and Letters of the Apostle Paul

(Torsten Löfstedt)

William P. Brown (ed.)

The Oxford Handbook of the Psalms 

(David Willgren)

Constantine R. Campbell

Advances in the Study of Greek: New Insights for Reading the New Testament 

(Jan H. Nylund)

Nancy L. deClaissé-Walford (ed.) 

The Shape and Shaping of the Book of Psalms: The Current State of Scholarship

(David Willgren)

Nancy L. deClaissé-Walford, Rolf A. Jacobson and Beth Laneel Tanner 

The Book of Psalms

(David Willgren)

Thomas B. Dozeman, Konrad Schmid och Baruch J. Schwartz (red.) 

The Pentateuch: International Perspectives on Current Research

(Stig Norin)

Ole Jakob Filtvedt

The Identity of God’s People and the Paradox of Hebrews

(Mikael Tellbe)

David Hellholm, Tor Vegge, Øyvind Norderval and Christer Hellholm (eds.)

Ablution, Initiation, and Baptism: Late Antiquity, Early Judaism, and Early Christianity

(James A. Kelhoffer)

Wesley Hill 

Paul and the Trinity: Persons, Relations, and the Pauline Letters

(Mikael Tellbe)

Douglas S. Huffman

Verbal Aspect Theory and the Prohibitions in the Greek New Testament

(Jan H. Nylund)

Thomas Kazen

Scripture, Interpretation, or Authority? Motives and Arguments in Jesus’ Halakic Conflicts

(Cecilia Wassén)

Judith M. Lieu

Marcion and the Making of a Heretic: God and Scripture in the Second Century

(James A. Kelhoffer)

L. Michael Morales (ed.)

Cult and Cosmos: Tilting Toward a Temple-Centered Theology

(Stefan Green)

Mark D. Nanos och Magnus Zetterholm (red.)

Paul within Judaism: Restoring the First-Century Context to the Apostle

(Martin Landgren)

Carol A. Newsom och Brennan W. Breed

Daniel: A Commentary

(LarsOlov Eriksson)

Maren Niehoff (red.)

Homer and the Bible in the Eyes of Ancient Interpreters

(Blazenka Scheuer)

Kurt L. Noll

Canaan and Israel in Antiquity: A Textbook on History and Religion

(Richard Pleijel)

Ken Parry (ed.) 

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Patristics

(Carl Johan Berglund)

Ralf Rothenbusch

“... abgesondert zur Tora Gottes hin”: Ethnisch-religiöse Identitäten im Esra/Nehemiabuch

(Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer)

Michael L. Satlow

How the Bible Became Holy

(Martin Wessbrandt)

Birke Siggelkow-Berner

Die jüdischen Feste im Bellum Judaicum des Flavius Josephus

(Birger Olsson)

Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer och Hans M. Barstad (red.)

Continuity and Discontinuity: Chronological and Thematic Development in Isaiah 40–66

(Stefan Green)

W. Dennis Tucker Jr.

Constructing and Deconstructing Power in Psalms 107–150

(David Willgren)

Helmut Utzschneider och Wolfgang Oswald

Exodus 1–15

(LarsOlov Eriksson)

Urban C. Von Wahlde

The Gospel and Letters of John, vol. 1:Introduction, Analysis, and Reference 

The Gospel and Letters of John, vol. 2: Commentary on the Gospel of John

The Gospel and Letters of John, vol. 3: Commentary on the Three Johannine Letters

(Birger Olsson)

Benjamin L. White

Remembering Paul: Ancient and Modern Contests over the Image of the Apostle

(Martin Wessbrandt)

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Svenska exegetiska sällskapet, 2016
National Category
Religious Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-313820 (URN)
Available from: 2017-01-24 Created: 2017-01-24 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved
Kelhoffer, J. A. (2015). 2 Clement: Introduction, Text, and Commentary [Review]. Expository times, 126(11), 540-542
Open this publication in new window or tab >>2 Clement: Introduction, Text, and Commentary
2015 (English)In: Expository times, ISSN 0014-5246, E-ISSN 1745-5308, Vol. 126, no 11, p. 540-542Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
History of Religions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-261468 (URN)10.1177/0014524615588889 (DOI)000358604500003 ()
Available from: 2015-09-03 Created: 2015-09-01 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
Kelhoffer, J. A. (2015). En svensk översättning av Eusebios ad Marinum I.1–II.1: Textkritik och harmonisering av bibeltexter i den tidiga kyrkan. In: Carl Johan Berglund och Daniel Gustafsson (Ed.), Ad fontes : Festskrift till Olof Andrén på 100-årsdagen (pp. 243-251). Stockholm: Artos & Norma bokförlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>En svensk översättning av Eusebios ad Marinum I.1–II.1: Textkritik och harmonisering av bibeltexter i den tidiga kyrkan
2015 (Swedish)In: Ad fontes : Festskrift till Olof Andrén på 100-årsdagen / [ed] Carl Johan Berglund och Daniel Gustafsson, Stockholm: Artos & Norma bokförlag, 2015, p. 243-251Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Festschrift contribution for the 100th birthday of Olof Andrén, who translated several thousand pages of the Greek and Latin Church Fathers into Swedish. The article introduces and gives the first Swedish translation of ad Marinum I.1–II.1.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Artos & Norma bokförlag, 2015
Keywords
Eusebios av Caesarea, bibeltolkning
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
Church History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-276330 (URN)9789175807898 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-02-11 Created: 2016-02-11 Last updated: 2016-08-24Bibliographically approved
Kelhoffer, J. A. (2015). If Second Clement Really Were a "Sermon," How Would We Know, and Why Would We Care?: Prolegomena to Analyses of the Writing’s Genre and Community. In: Mark Grundeken and Joseph Verheyden (Ed.), Early Christian Communities between Ideal and Reality: (pp. 83-108). Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck
Open this publication in new window or tab >>If Second Clement Really Were a "Sermon," How Would We Know, and Why Would We Care?: Prolegomena to Analyses of the Writing’s Genre and Community
2015 (English)In: Early Christian Communities between Ideal and Reality / [ed] Mark Grundeken and Joseph Verheyden, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2015, p. 83-108Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper corrects common misunderstandings in scholarship about Second Clement’s genre, community, and liturgical Sitz im Leben. It also offers several prolegomena to an analysis of the writing’s genre and community. A central argument is that 125 years of scholarship have produced only dubious arguments for identifying Second Clement as a “sermon” or a “homily,” identifications that do not indicate a fixed genre, and that these identifications have contributed to several misinterpretations. We therefore need to reconsider the genre of this work. A focus on microgenre, rather than macrogenre, and a comparison of Second Clement’s features with those of certain early Christian letters holds promise for future inquiry.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2015
Series
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament, ISSN 0512-1604 ; 342
Keywords
Second Clement, genre, sermon
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
New Testament Exegesis
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-276332 (URN)9783161526701 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-02-11 Created: 2016-02-11 Last updated: 2016-08-24Bibliographically approved
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