Dr Tomas Bokedal
Dr Tomas Bokedal

Dr Tomas Bokedal

BA, MDiv, MA (University of Gothenburg), ThD (Lund University); DipHE (Sahlgrenska Academy), DipHE (Chalmers University of Technology), PGCert (Gothenburg Psychotherapy Institute)

Lecturer

About

School of Divinity, History and Philosophy
King's College
University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen
AB24 3UB
United Kingdom

Biography

Dr. Tomas Bokedal holds a doctorate from Lund University, and was previously Lecturer at the Lutheran School of Theology in Gothenburg, Sweden. Educated in New Testament studies, theology and hermeneutics, Dr. Bokedal’s primary fields of research concern Christian origins and the relation of ‘Scripture and Theology.’ His approach to these topics involves research into the transmission of the gospel tradition, the technology of early Christian communication, the canon and canonical criticism, papyrology/codicology, textual and ritual theory, Pauline theology, early Christian confession, and patristic exegesis.

Recent article in The Conversation: What was the first Bible like?

Internal Memberships

  • BD and BTh Admissions Selector
  • Programme Co-ordinator, MTh in Biblical Studies
  • MTh Dissertations Co-ordinator
  • DHP representative on the KPI Senate Working Group
  • Mentor, The UoA Staff Mentoring Scheme
  • Personal Tutor
Research

Current Research

  • The emergence of the scribal system of nomina sacra
  • The Rule of Faith in biblical interpretation
  • The New Testament homologia and early Christian confession
  • The notion of justification in the Book of Romans
  • Pre-Pauline christology
  • Use of the Old Testament in the Synoptic Gospels
  • Jesus' baptism and early Christian baptism
  • Orality and literacy, and the transmission of the gospel tradition
  • Various aspects of New Testament canonisation
  • Scripture in the second century
  • The hermeneutics of H.-G. Gadamer and New Testament interpretation
  • The concept of revelation in Søren Kierkegaard
  • Søren Kierkegaard on the God-relationship and the healing of the self