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Research interests

I am working on the NWO-project 'Slavery in Jewish and Christian Parables'. This project answers the questions of how Jewish and Christian parables depict and evaluate slavery and what semantic meanings are attached to the images of slave and master. In her ground-breaking work on Jewish slavery (C. Hezser, Jewish Slavery in Antiquity, Oxford: University Press, 2004), Catherine Hezser notices the need for a systematic study of Rabbinic parables on slavery. This research will partly fill this gap by comparing Rabbinic parables with New Testament parables within the perspective of the Jewish-Christian schism. The main question of this project is: How do Rabbinic and Christian parables respectively construe slavery and slave-master relations? One hypothesis we want to test here is that the reality of slavery seems to be taken for granted in the parables.

Career

Academic affiliations

2018-2019: Vice-president/member PNN, PhD Network of the Netherlands.

2017-2018: Member universitycouncil party Independents.

2016-now: Managing editor NTT Journal for Theology and the Study of Religion.

2016-2019: Assistant program leader 'Initiation and Mystagogy in the Christian Tradition'.

2016-2019: President and co-founder Jonge Judaici.

2015-2018: Member Tilburg PhD Platform (TiPP), as representative of the TST.

2015-2017: President PhD Council Tilburg School of Catholic Theology (TST).

2015-2017: Member PhD Council Netherlands School for Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion (NOSTER)

2015-2017: Secretary MAISAALU (Master International Studies Alumni Association Leiden University)

Member of EABS, WUJS, NOSTER, Vereniging Hebreeuws and SNTC.

External positions

Member City Council (Gemeenteraad)

29 Mar 201831 Mar 2022

Keywords

  • Slavery
  • Parables
  • Early Rabbinic Judaisim
  • Early Christianity

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Research Output 2014 2020

God as Father and Master: Sons and Slaves in Sifre Numbers 115 and in the New Testament

Stoutjesdijk, M., 1 Jul 2018, In : NTT Journal for Theology and the Study of Religion. 72, 2, p. 121-136 16 p., 4.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Slavery
New Testament
Deity
Slaves
Rabbinic

Judaism, Slavery and Commemorative Ritual in the Netherlands: From Seder Meal to Keti Koti

Stoutjesdijk, M., Jul 2019, In : NTT Journal for Theology and the Study of Religion. 73, 2, p. 65-85 21 p., 1.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Slavery
Meal
Seder
Judaism
The Netherlands

It Is Like a Woman Who? Women in Early Rabbinic and Early Christian Parables

Pater, J., Stoutjesdijk, M. & Oegema, A., 2018, (Submitted) Parables in Changing Contexts: Interreligious and Cultural Approaches to the Study of Parables. Ottenheijm, E., Poorthuis, M. & Merz, A. (eds.). Brill, (Jewish and Christian Perspectives).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Alleen bruiden, slavinnen en weduwen? De rol van vrouwen in vroegrabbijnse en vroegchristelijke gelijkenissen

Translated title of the contribution: Only brides, slave women and widows?: The rol of women in early rabbinic and early christian parablesStoutjesdijk, M., Pater, J. & Oegema, A., May 2017, In : NTT Journal for Theology and the Study of Religion. 71, 2, p. 130-150 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Widows
Bride
Slaves
Rabbinic
Parables

Activities 2015 2019

The Slavery Metaphor as Powerful Thinking Tool: Slavery Parables in Early Christianity and Early Rabbinic Judaism

Martijn Stoutjesdijk (Speaker)
26 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

Selling and Buying Slaves in Early Christian and Early Rabbinic Parables

M.J. Stoutjesdijk (Speaker)
15 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

Nacht van het Jodendom

M.J. Stoutjesdijk (Organiser)
7 Mar 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a workshop, seminar, course etc.Popular

Van Jodensavanne tot Sri Ram: Jodendom, Hindoeïsme en de Nederlandse kolonie Suriname

M.J. Stoutjesdijk (Speaker), Deborah de Koning (Speaker)
16 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkPopular

Verfilmd, geschilderd, beschreven: Jodendom en Gender

M.J. Stoutjesdijk (Organiser)
27 May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a workshop, seminar, course etc.Popular

Press / Media

Waarom deelt Sinterklaas elk jaar weer chocoladegeld uit?

Martijn Stoutjesdijk

27/11/18

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Waarom wast de paus de voeten van vluchtelingen?

M.J. Stoutjesdijk

20/02/18

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Beeld Peerke Donders toont juist christelijke waarden

M.J. Stoutjesdijk

11/01/18

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Grote zorgen om 'jihadbruiden' uit Gouda

M.J. Stoutjesdijk

4/03/14

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment