Bernt Oftestad

Bernt Torvild Oftestad (born 18 February 1942) is a Norwegian historian.

Oftestad graduated from the MF Norwegian School of Theology in 1968 with the degree cand.theol., and in 1979 with the degree dr.theol.. His doctoral work was on the Norwegian author Ronald Fangen. He became a professor of church history at the MF Norwegian School of Theology in 1983 and in European cultural history in 2005.[1]

Oftestad has published books and articles within the fields of historiography, Reformation history and the Modern Era. He has also written on the Norwegian author and Nobel laureate Sigrid Undset.

He converted to Roman Catholicism in 2000.[1]


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  1. 1 2 Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Bernt Torvild Oftestad". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 7 August 2010.

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