The Complexity of Aseneth's Transformation

The Complexity of Conversion - Intersectional Perspectives on Religious Change in Antiquity and Beyond - Valérie Nicolet

Kirsten Marie Hartvigsen [+-]
University of Oslo
Since 2016, Kirsten Marie Hartvigsen is senior lecturer at the Department of Teacher Education and School Research (University of Oslo) where she teaches Religious Education. In her research, she has focused on the Gospel of Mark and the novel Joseph and Aseneth. At present, she is working on how the Bible is taught in Norwegian public schools. She has published two monographs that highlight interdisciplinary approaches, Prepare the Way of the Lord: Towards a Cognitive Poetic Analysis of Audience Involvement with Characters and Events in the Markan World and Aseneth’s Transformation.

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In the ancient novel Joseph and Aseneth, the female Egyptian protagonist undergoes a profound transformation to be able to marry Joseph, the Hebrew patriarch. Aseneth separates herself from her Egyptian traditions and cult and becomes Hebrew. Hartvigsen explores Aseneth’s transformation using insights from theories on conversion and intersectionality.

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Hartvigsen, Kirsten. The Complexity of Aseneth's Transformation. The Complexity of Conversion - Intersectional Perspectives on Religious Change in Antiquity and Beyond. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. Mar 2021. ISBN 9781781795736. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=32028. Date accessed: 11 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.32028. Mar 2021

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