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)


Email Address
Office Address

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

School of Divinity, History, Philosophy & Art History


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?


  • Docent New Testament 
    2024 - Lund University 

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

Page 4 of 7 Results 31 to 40 of 66

  • The Early Rule-of-Faith Pattern as Emergent Biblical Theology

    Bokedal, T.
    Theofilos, vol. 7, no. 1 (Suppl.), pp. 57-75
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Michael J. Kruger, The Question of Canon: Challenging the Status Quo in the New Testament Debate

    Bokedal, T.
    Theology, vol. 118, no. 1, pp. 65-66
    Contributions to Journals: Reviews of Books, Films and Articles
  • Var ligger auktoriteten?: Om kanon, kyrka och tradition

    Bokedal, T.
    Begrunda, no. 1, pp. 10-18
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • God's Saving Grace: A Pauline Theology. By Frank J. Matera. Grand Rapids, MI and Cambridge, UK: Eerdmans, 2012.

    Bokedal, T.
    Journal of Theological Studies, vol. 65, no. 1, pp. 232-236
    Contributions to Journals: Reviews of Books, Films and Articles
  • Replik på N. T. Wright och Gary R. Habermas nytestamentliga perspektiv

    Bokedal, T.
    Theofilos, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 80-85
    Contributions to Journals: Reviews of Books, Films and Articles
  • The Formation and Significance of the Christian Biblical Canon: A Study in Text, Ritual and Interpretation

    Bokedal, T.
    Bloomsbury T&T Clark. 440 pages
    Books and Reports: Books
  • The Rule of Faith: Tracing Its Origins

    Bokedal, T.
    Journal of Theological Interpretation, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 233-255
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Canon Formation and Interpretation – Problems and Possibilities

    Bokedal, T.
    CTTS Journal, no. 4, pp. 9-75
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Notes on the Nomina Sacra and Biblical Interpretation

    Bokedal, T.
    Beyond Biblical Theologies. Assel, H., Beyerle, S., Böttrich, C. (eds.). Mohr Siebeck, pp. 263-295, 33 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Canon and Canonicity: The Formation and Use of Scripture. Edited by Einar Thomassen. Pp. 232. Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press, University of Copenhagen, 2010

    Bokedal, T.
    Journal of Theological Studies, vol. 63, no. 2, pp. 692-697
    Contributions to Journals: Reviews of Books, Films and Articles
Show 10 | 25 | 50 | 100 results per page


Books and Reports

Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings

Contributions to Journals

Contributions to Specialist Publications

Other Contributions