Martin Friis

Martin Friis

Part-time lecturer

  • The board of studies for Theology

    Karen Blixens Plads 16, 2300 København S


My teaching portfolio includes:

  • In Systematic Theology & Ecumenical Thoelogy; creeds of the early church, Luther, Confessio Augustana etc,
  • In Ethics and Philosophy of Religion: Aristotle, Kant, Kierkegaard etc.
  • In Old Testament Exegesis: Gen 1-11 alongside selected chapters in the Pentateuk, in the historical books, in the prophets, in wisdom literature and in several psalms
  • In New Testament Exegesis: Galatians, Romans, the Gospel of Mark and the Gospel of John
  • In the writings of Flavius Josephus: Josephus' presentation of the heroes and villains of the Old Testament

Primary fields of research

  • Moses as the living image of God. Mimcetic theology in the Book of Exodus.
  • Josephus' rendition of the Scriptures in the first eleven books of The Jewish Antiquities and his literary indebtedness to the ancient Greco-Roman historiographical tradition.
  • The theme of Imago Dei in the Old Testament - its meaning and theological ramifications.
  • Masculine and heroic ideals in the New Testament (the gospels and the Book of Acts in particular) in comparison with those in the works of contemporary authors including Josephus, Plutarch and Tacitus.

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Image and Imitation: Josephus' Antiquities 1-11 and Greco-Roman Historiography

    Friis, M., Nov 2018, Mohr Siebeck. 243 p. (Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament. Reihe 2, Vol. 472).

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    Må Ånden være med dig! Star Wars og Bibelen

    Friis, M., 2018, In : Arken. Tidsskrift for studerende ved Det Teologiske Fakultet, København. 165, p. 16–21

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleCommunication

  3. Published

    Evangeliet for Folket: Luthers oversættelser af Johannesevangeliet

    Friis, M., 27 Oct 2017, Forum for Bibelsk Eksegese: Bibelen og Reformationen. Eksistensen, Vol. 20. p. 56-82 (Forum for Bibelsk Eksegese).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

    A Tale from a Golden Age: Adam and His Progeny in Josephus' Jewish Antiquities

    Friis, M., Aug 2016, Adam and Eve Story in the Hebrew Bible and in Ancient Jewish Writings including the New Testament: Studies in the Reception History of the Bible. Laato, A. & L. V. (eds.). Åbo Akademi University / Eisenbrauns: Eisenbrauns, Vol. 7. p. 341-359 19 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  5. Published

    ‘Paul in the Presence of Power: Social interactions and attitudes towards Roman rule in Acts’

    Friis, M., Aug 2016, Luke’s Literary Creativity. Müller, M. & Tang Nielsen, J. (eds.). Bloomsbury Academic, p. 251-265 15 p. (Library of New Testament Studies, Vol. 550).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingArticle in proceedingsResearchpeer-review

  6. Published

    Josephus' Antiquities 1-11 and Greco-Roman Historiography

    Friis, M., Apr 2015, København: Det Teologiske Fakultet. 229 p. (Publikationer fra Det Teologiske Fakultet, Vol. 58).

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

  7. Published

    "Aaron... The Most Deserving of Us": Josephus on the Priestly and High-Priestly Offices in the Jewish Antiquities book 3-4

    Friis, M., Jun 2015, In : Jewish Studies. 50/2014, p. 51-66 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalConference articleResearchpeer-review

  8. Published

    Tempel-teltet - et nedslag i Josefus' teologi

    Friis, M., 2014, Præeksistens: Forum For Bibelsk Eksegese. Mejrup, K., Holst, S. & Thomsen, S. F. (eds.). København: Museum Tusculanum, Vol. 18. p. 299-317 19 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  9. Published

    Favntag med fortiden - formidling og fortolkning hos Flavius Josefus i værket Jødernes Historie

    Friis, M., 11 May 2012, Bibelske genskrivninger: Forum For Bibelsk Eksegese. Høgenhaven, J. & Müller, M. (eds.). København: Museum Tusculanum, Vol. 17. p. 183-201 19 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearch

Selected activities

  1. Bibliana (Journal)

    Martin Friis (Editor)
    23 May 2019

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditor of Research journalCommunication

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