A Nordic Network for Theology, Philosophy and Politics
Resonans is an online academic network that facilitates conversation, research, and exchange of information among Nordic academics working in the intersection between theology, politics and philosophy.
Resonans publishes a regular newsletter about new articles, events, and things of note from Nordic academics.
Each semester, Resonans will host an online seminar. Everybody is welcome to join us.
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- PhD positions and postdocs at MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and SocietyMF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society in Oslo has four PhD positions (three in the theological disciplines and one on Judaism) and two postdoc research fellow positions available. Application deadlines: 15 January 2022.
- Navigating ethics in a pandemic—Contempt for the weak versus love of neighbor in a Swedish lensArticle by Sigurd Bergmann in Dialog. The article draws on the author’s observations and reflections about Sweden’s pandemic management from February 2020 to June 2021. It does not simply interpret the lessons one can learn from the Swedish biopolitical experiment, but focuses on some central ethical challenges that every nation had to face in an… Continue reading Navigating ethics in a pandemic—Contempt for the weak versus love of neighbor in a Swedish lens
- ‘January 6th, Christian Nationalism, and the Radicalization of the American Right’Online Seminar with Katherine Stewart on Tue, Nov 30, 4:00pm (UTC+2), hosted by The Centre of Excellence in Law, Identity and the European Narratives at the University of Helsinki. Time: Tue, Nov 30, 4:00pm (UTC+2)Zoom address: https://helsinki.zoom.us/j/69853459330Meeting ID: 698 5345 9330
- Samvete i Sverige. Om frihet och lydnad från medeltid till idagAnthology edited by Lindkvist & Ljungberg, Nordic Academic Press. We live in a time when thoughts of conscience and freedom of conscience are increasingly seen in the Swedish public in national politics, on the newspapers’ editorial pages and in social media. Historically, both concepts have been used to mark a certain degree of freedom or… Continue reading Samvete i Sverige. Om frihet och lydnad från medeltid till idag
- Ecophilosophy and the Ambivalence of Nature: Kierkegaard and Knausgård on Lilies, Birds and BeingArticle by Marius Gunnar Timmann Mjaaland in Kierkegaard Studies. In The Lily in the Field and the Bird of the Air (1849), Kierkegaard presents a succinct critique of Romantic aesthetics, in line with contemporary critiques of ecocriticism and ecophilosophy, e.g. by Timothy Morton. Whereas Romantic poets see nature as a mirror of their inner thoughts and pathos, thereby… Continue reading Ecophilosophy and the Ambivalence of Nature: Kierkegaard and Knausgård on Lilies, Birds and Being
- Resonans seminar: God Hidden and Revealed: Political Theology and Metaphysics in Luther and ProtestantismWe are pleased to introduce our second Resonans seminar this autumn: ‘God Hidden and Revealed: Political Theology and Metaphysics in Luther and Protestantism’ 7 desember 14.00-16.00 The paper will be presented by Marius Timmann Mjaaland, Professor of Philosophy of Religion, Faculty of Theology, University of Oslo Respondent t.b.a. Chaired by Jeppe Bach Nikolajsen (MF) Zoom info:… Continue reading Resonans seminar: God Hidden and Revealed: Political Theology and Metaphysics in Luther and Protestantism
- Church, State, and Pluralistic Society: Reforming Lutheran Teaching on the Two RegimentsArticle by Jeppe Bach Nikolajsen in International Journal of Public Theology. Abstract: This article demonstrates that Lutheran teaching on the two regiments can be drawn in different directions and how it was drawn in a particular direction for centuries so that it could provide a theoretical framework for mono-confessional Lutheran societies. It argues that the… Continue reading Church, State, and Pluralistic Society: Reforming Lutheran Teaching on the Two Regiments
- Av denna världen? Gudsrike och temporalitet i tyskt politiskt tänkande före 1848Article by Anton Jansson in Svensk Teologisk Kvartalskrift This article deals with the theological concept “Kingdom of God” in pre-1848 German political thought, more specifically in the texts of three political authors of the era: Wilhelm Weitling, Friedrich Julius Stahl, and Karl Theodor Welcker. The article is located in the nexus between theology and history… Continue reading Av denna världen? Gudsrike och temporalitet i tyskt politiskt tänkande före 1848
- Mellan mission och sionism: Svenska Israelsmissionen och grundandet av Svenska teologiska institutet i JerusalemArticle by Håkan Bengtsson in Svensk Teologisk Kvartalskrift. This article discusses the establishment of the Swedish Theological Institute in Jerusalem in 1951. My claim is that the missionary plan of the Swedish Mission to the Jews was mitigated towards a programme of biblical studies. Several factors contributed to this transformation. The change facilitated the relations… Continue reading Mellan mission och sionism: Svenska Israelsmissionen och grundandet av Svenska teologiska institutet i Jerusalem