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Eric Noffke

5 July 2022, 6:00 PM CET

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The mystery of God and the human being. Rethinking Gnosis and Gnosticism in the light of recent discoveries and new patterns in research

Eric Noffke is New Testament professor at the Waldensian Faculty of Theology in Rome. He studied Theology in Rome, Heidelberg and Princeton. PhD at the Faculty of Theology in Basel. He’s married with two children. His specialization fields are Middle Judaism, political readings of the New Testament and Paul’s letters and theology. 

Paola Buzi

7 July 2022, 6:00 PM CET

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An Archaeological Atlas of Coptic Literature

Paola Buzi is professor of Egyptology and Coptic Studies at Sapienza University in Rome. She combines historical, literary and codicological interests with archaeological activities. She is principal investigator of the project "Tracking Papyrus and Parchment Paths: An Archaeological Atlas of Coptic Literature". She currently works on behalf of the Akademie der Wissenschfaten zu Göttingen at Hamburg University cataloguing the Coptic manuscripts preserved in the German collections. 

Anna Van den Kerchove

12 July 2022, 6:00 PM CET

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Rituality in Valentinian Groups: from Cosmology to Anthropology

Anna Van den Kerchove is holding the chair of ancient church history and Patristics in the Institut Protestant in Paris. Among her principal fields of research are the Hermetic and Valentinian texts of Nag Hammadi and Manichaean texts, particularly those preserved in Coptic. 

Alberto Camplani

14 July 2022, 6:00 PM CET

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Religious pluralism and the origins of Coptic literature

Alberto Camplani is professor of Early Christian Literature at the Sapienza University of Rome. He also teaches courses on Syriac literature and Greek Patristics at the Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum. A member of the “International Association for Coptic Studies”, his research focuses on early Christianity in Syriac and Coptic language, episcopal institutions in Late Antiquity, Gnostic and Hermetic texts, Marcionism in the East.

The conferences will be held in the Lecture Hall of the Waldensian Faculty of Theology, via Pietro Cossa 42, 00193 Rome, Italy

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