Dr. Christian Askeland
Assistant Research Professor of Christian Origins
Central Region Director and Distinguished Scholar of Coptic Texts, Green Scholars Initiative
Research Associate, Institut für Septuaginta- und biblische Textforschung (Wuppertal, Germany)
Christian Askeland (BA, MA, University of Florida; MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; MTh, University of Aberdeen; PhD, Cambridge) is interested in the development of Christianity in its Egyptian context. He has published on the Greek New Testament and its translation into the indigenous language of Egypt (Coptic). He is currently completing a critical edition of the Sahidic Coptic book of Revelation as part of a German Research Fund project at the Protestant University Wuppertal. Likewise, he participates in the European Research Council NEWCONT project (Oslo, Norway), which is critically examining the Nag Hammadi corpus of apocryphal literature as well as related texts in the context of Late Antique Egyptian culture.
In addition to his teaching responsibilities at Indiana Wesleyan University, Christian supervises scholars and student involved in the Green Scholars Initiative throughout the central region of the United States. This initiative fosters the development of future biblical scholars, with a particular focus on ancient material culture and biblical languages.
Christian and his wife Stephanie stay busy with their three children, and enjoy eating chocolate and eating more chocolate. Having lived in Germany (2011-2014), England (2008-2011) and Scotland (2006-2008), the family has a special passion for European culture in general, and German language in particular.
Last updated: 10/24/2016