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Tobias Hägerland

Senior lecturer

Tobias Hägerland
Senior lecturer
+46 31 786 4384

Room number: C646
Postal Address: Box 200, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Renströmsgatan 6 , 41255 Göteborg
Duties: Research and teaching in Biblical studies (New Testament studies)

Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion (More Information)
Box 200
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Renströmsgatan 6 , 412 55 Göteborg

About Tobias Hägerland

I am a senior lecturer in Religious Studies and Theology, specialising in Biblical Studies, at the Department of Literature, History and Ideas, and Religion. After earning my doctoral degree from the University of Gothenburg, I was employed as a researcher and teacher at Lund University from 2009 to 2017. At Lund I was appointed Reader in New Testament Studies in 2015.

My current research is focused on understanding how ancient schooling may have influenced New Testament texts. I have investigated parts of the Synoptic Gospels from this perspective, and I am now engaged in a more extensive project pertaining to Paul and his location within the Hellenistic tradition of paideia. In addition to this, I am interested in the Gospel of Matthew as an expression of emergent Christianity in the late first century. My previous research was devoted to questions about the historical Jesus, and within that field I published my dissertation on Jesus and the forgiveness of sins, two international conference volumes, several articles and a book co-authored with Cecilia Wassen in Swedish (a revised and expanded English version will be published on T&T Clark in 2021). I am a member of the steering committee of the Historical Jesus section at the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) Annual Meeting.

One of my concerns is to contribute to high scholarly and pedagogical standards of education. I teach and supervise students from introductory courses up to, and including, the doctoral level. I take a special interest in questions about forms of assessment in higher education. Currently, I also work as a supervisor at the Pedagogical Development and Interactive Learning (PIL) unit in our University.

Additionally, I have engaged occasionally in public debate about collegiality, professionalism and true viewpoint diversity in the academy, and I am a member of Heterodox Academy

Latest publications

Skolverket bör backa om religionskunskap
Martin Berntson, Tobias Hägerland, Daniel Andersson, Thomas Girmalm, Kjell O Lejon et al.
Svenska Dagbladet, Newspaper article 2019
Newspaper article

Editorial Fatigue and the Existence of Q
Tobias Hägerland
New Testament Studies, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Människosonen är herre över sabbaten: Språk och kristologi i Mark 2:28
Tobias Hägerland
"Må de nu förklara...": Om bibeltexter, religion, litteratur. Festskrift för Staffan Olofsson / Rosmari Lillas-Schuil, Gunnar Samuelsson, Georg A. Walser & Tobias Ålöw (red.), Göteborg, Göteborgs universitet, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

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[Recension av] Birger Olsson, Johannesbreven
Tobias Hägerland
Svensk teologisk kvartalskrift, Book review 2010
Book review

Till dissimilaritetskriteriets försvar
Tobias Hägerland
Svensk teologisk kvartalskrift, Journal article 2010
Journal article


Jesus and the Forgiveness of Sins: An Aspect of His Prophetic Mission
Tobias Hägerland
Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Doctoral thesis 2009
Doctoral thesis

The Power of Prophecy: A Septuagintal Echo in John 20:19-23
Tobias Hägerland
The Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Journal article 2009
Journal article


Rituals of (Ex-)Communication and Identity: 1 Cor 5 and 4Q266 11; 4Q270 7
Tobias Hägerland
Identity Formation in the New Testament (red. B. Holmberg och M. Winninge; Nordic New Testament Conference, Lund, augusti 2007; WUNT 227; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck), Conference paper 2008
Conference paper


Så som det har berättats för oss: Om bibel, gudstjänst och tro: En hyllning till Lennart Thörn på hans 65-årsdag
Tobias Hägerland, Gunnar Samuelsson
Så som det har berättats för oss: Om bibel, gudstjänst och tro: En hyllning till Lennart Thörn på hans 65-årsdag, Örebro, Libris, Chapter in book 2007
Chapter in book

"Ge inte giltighet åt denna deras synd!" Stefanos förbön och den tidiga kristologin
Tobias Hägerland
Så som det har berättats för oss: Om bibel, gudstjänst och tro: En hyllning till Lennart Thörn på hans 65-årsdag, Örebro, Libris, Chapter in book 2007
Chapter in book


Jesus and the Rites of Repentance
Tobias Hägerland
New Testament Studies, Journal article 2006
Journal article


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