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.
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- Teokratiets folkelærarar: Folkehøgskular og kristeleg nasjonalisme i Noreg ca. 1814-1905New PhD thesis by Morten Øveraas at the University of Stavanger. Denne avhandlinga tar for seg førestellingar om tilhøvet mellom kristendom og nasjonalt sjølvstende. Dette emnet granskast ved å fokusere særskilt på folkehøgskulelærarar i Noreg og korleis førestellingane som gjorde seg gjeldande hjå desse, kan posisjonerast i høve norsk nasjonalisme og nasjonsbygging mellom 1814 og… Continue reading Teokratiets folkelærarar: Folkehøgskular og kristeleg nasjonalisme i Noreg ca. 1814-1905
- Climate Change and the Symbol Deficit in the Christian TraditionClimate Change and the Symbol Deficit in the Christian Tradition Expanding Gendered Sources. Book by Jan-Olav Henriksen on Bloomsbury, 2022. Exploring how the climate crisis discloses the symbol deficit in the Christian tradition, this book argues that Christianity is rich in symbols that identify and address the failures of humans and the obstacles that prevent… Continue reading Climate Change and the Symbol Deficit in the Christian Tradition
- Politik i amerikansk evangelikalism och svensk frikyrklighetArticle by Joel Halldorf in Statsvetenskaplig tidskrift. Evangelical politics in the USA and Sweden Evangelicals in the United States and Sweden are similar in terms of theology and spirituality, but differ widely in political preferences. US evangelicals have supported Donald J. Trump while Swedish evangelicals have rejected the right-wing populism of the Sweden Democrats. This… Continue reading Politik i amerikansk evangelikalism och svensk frikyrklighet
- Pilgrimage, Landscape, and Identity: Reconstucting Sacred Geographies in NorwayBook by Marion Grau on Oxford University Press, 2021. Pilgrimage, Landscape, and Identity: Reconstructing Sacred Geographies in Norway explores the ritual geography of a pilgrimage system that arose around medieval saints in Norway, a country now being transformed by petroleum riches, neoliberalism, migration and global warming. What it means to be Norwegian and Christian in this… Continue reading Pilgrimage, Landscape, and Identity: Reconstucting Sacred Geographies in Norway
- The Spirit of Populism: Political Theologies in Polarized TimesAnthology edited by Ulrich Schmiedel and Joshua Ralston. Populism is a buzzword. This compilation explores the significance of religion for the controversies stirred up by populist politics in European and American contexts in order to understand what lies behind the buzz. Engaging Jewish, Christian, and Islamic political thought and theology, contributions by more than twenty… Continue reading The Spirit of Populism: Political Theologies in Polarized Times
- Det livssynsåpne samfunn Book by Sturla J. Stålsett on Bloomsbury. «Det livssynsåpne samfunn» er blitt et nøkkelbegrep i diskusjonen om religion og politikk i Norge og ligger til grunn for den nye Lov om tros- og livssynsamfunn, som gjelder fra 2021. Men hva er et livssynsåpent samfunn? «Det livssynsåpne samfunn» representerer en bestemt, ny begrunnelse for politisk myndighetsutøvelse… Continue reading Det livssynsåpne samfunn
- Jesus the Apocalyptic ProphetBook by Cecilia Wassén and Tobias Hägerland. In this new English language translation of Den okände Jesus (The Unknown Jesus), Cecilia Wassén and Tobias Hägerland consider Jesus as an apocalyptic prophetic figure within the context of first-century Judaism and reconstruct the life of Jesus from his birth to his death, with a focus on understanding him in… Continue reading Jesus the Apocalyptic Prophet
- A World with Many Ends: Eschatology and PerspectivismArticle by Mårten Björk in Humanities 2022, 11(2). In this article, the relation between crisis, dying, and apocalypse is examined from the vantage point of Franz Rosenzweig’s philosophy of revelation. Following Rosenzweig’s suggestion that truth—for finite and temporal beings like us—can only be found in time, the article suggests that there exists an intrinsic relation… Continue reading A World with Many Ends: Eschatology and Perspectivism
- The Religious-Secular HumanArticle by Trygve Wyller in Fritz, Natalie & Mäder, Marie-Therese (Red.), Uncertain Destinies and Destinations. Audiovisual Perspectives on Migration and Religion. ‘The Religious-Secular Human. Epistemological Violence and the Resistance of Touching Bodies – Theology in the Context of Film and Migration’