Dr Tomas Bokedal

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)



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


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

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

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  • The Bible Canon and Its Significance: Textual Comprehensiveness, Function, Design and Delimitation

    Bokedal, T. J. M.
    Canon Formation: Tracing the Role of Sub-Collections in the Biblical Canon. Glenny, W. E., Lockett, D. R. (eds.). Bloomsbury T&T Clark, pp. 7-32, 26 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • The Pauline Corpus in Early Christianity: Its Formation, Publication, and Circulation

    Bokedal, T., Laird, B. P.
    Other Contributions: Other Contributions
  • Frihet och förtvivlan: Sören Kierkegaard om gudsförhållandet och självets helande

    Bokedal, T. J. M.
    Artos, Skellefteå. 156 pages
    Books and Reports: Books
  • Christ the Center: How the Rule of Faith, the Nomina Sacra, and Numerical Patterns Shape the Canon

    Bokedal, T.
    Lexham Press. 360 pages
    Books and Reports: Books
  • 'Someone' versus 'something': A reflection on transhumanist values in light of education

    Bokedal, T., Reindal, S. M., Rise, S., Wivestad, S. M.
    Journal of Philosophy of Education
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Kierkegaards kommunikationsstrategi: Direkt—indirekt meddelelse och kristendomens hur

    Bokedal, T.
    Theofilos, vol. 12, no. 2-3, pp. 252-264
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Revelation: What Forms of Authority, and to Whom?

    Bokedal, T.
    T&T Clark Companion to the Theology of Kierkegaard. Gouwens, D. J., Edwards, A. P. (eds.). Bloomsbury T&T Clark, pp. 279-298, 20 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Book Review: Formation of Religious Identity in the Holy Land–An Academic Introduction

    Bokedal, T.
    Expository Times, vol. 130, no. 9, pp. 423-424
    Contributions to Journals: Literature Reviews
  • What was the first Bible like?

    Bokedal, T. J. M.
    The Conversation
    Contributions to Specialist Publications: Articles
  • Bibeln i funktion – om kanon, kyrka och tradition

    Bokedal, T. J. M.
    BV-Förlag & Församlingsförlaget, Gothenburg. 165 pages
    Books and Reports: Books
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