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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- Who Will Tame the Giants? An Investigation of Principalities and Powers in the Digital AgeArticle by Lars Öberg in Scandinavian Journal for Leadership & Theology. Abstract: This article investigates tech giants such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter in the light of the Pauline concepts of principalities and powers. It is argued that as people subjugate themselves to the digital frameworks of these modern giants, the way they perceive and… Continue reading Who Will Tame the Giants? An Investigation of Principalities and Powers in the Digital Age
- The Spirit of Modernity and its FateArticle by Ragnar Misje Bergem in Modern Theology. This article presents an interpretation of the rise of theological genealogies as a response to the sense in modern theology that modernity is a fate. It suggests that theologians began to write genealogies to ease this sense that modernity is an inescapable condition. While it recognises that… Continue reading The Spirit of Modernity and its Fate
- Henrik Steffens 250 år‘Henrik Steffens 250 år: NATUR | ÅND’. Conference on Henrik Steffens in Oslo 2. may. ÅPENT SYMPOSIUM: Henrik Steffens 250 årHenrik Steffens (1773-1845) er en nøkkelfigur for å forstå naturtenkningen i den romantiske perioden i Norden, som også har preget hvordan vi oppfatter naturen. Steffens var en inspirerende og grenseoverskridende tenker: geolog og filosof, teolog… Continue reading Henrik Steffens 250 år
- Religion and Nature conferenceNordic Society for Philosophy of Religion conference June 5 – June 7, Oslo. With the latest reports from UN Panels on loss of nature and biodiversity (2022) and human impact on climate change (IPCC 2021-22), the question of religion and nature is again highly topical in philosophy, theology and religious studies. Christian, indigenous and other… Continue reading Religion and Nature conference
- At the End of the WorldThe research program At the End of the World: A Transdisciplinary Approach to the Apocalyptic Imaginary in the Past and Present has now begun. Funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond and led by Jayne Svenungsson, Professor of Systematic Theology at the Centre for Theology and Religious Studies, the program’s 22-person research team bridges historical and contemporary studies… Continue reading At the End of the World
- The Realisation of I-weArticle by Andreas Masvie in The Heythrop Journal. Abstract: Ever since Plato, a tragic conception of the human self has been the point de depart of moral and political philosophy: the I and the we belong to one another yet oppose each other. Ancients such as Aristotle contended that the we is ontologically prior and moderns such… Continue reading The Realisation of I-we
- Religious pluralism and the challenge of relativismArticle by Catherine Cornille in Studia Theologica This article deals with the various challenges of relativism when engaging with the reality of religious diversity in teaching and research. The richness of the teachings and practices of various religious traditions, combined with an acute awareness of the contingency of one’s own religious identity have made it… Continue reading Religious pluralism and the challenge of relativism
- They are humans and our fellow citizens!Article by Merethe Roos in Studia Theologica. They are humans and our fellow citizens! Protestant theology and Jews in the Danish Enlightenment: examples from Balthasar Münter’s sermons This article thematizes how Jews are portrayed in the Danish theologian Balthasar Münter’s sermons. Münter served as a preacher in German St. Petri congregation in Copenhagen between 1765… Continue reading They are humans and our fellow citizens!
- Christian theology as comparative theology: Towards a radical change of “Method”Editorial article by Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen. Abstract: This essay makes a recommendation for an expansion in the approach and “method” of Christian theology: it proposes Christian theology as comparative theology. In the religiously pluralistic world, it is not sufficient merely to engage other faith traditions as an “auxiliary task.” Rather, the comparative task should belong to… Continue reading Christian theology as comparative theology: Towards a radical change of “Method”