Resonans hosts seminars every term, featuring academics from the Nordic context.

If you have an idea for a seminar, or want to co-host a seminar with the network, please get in touch.

Spring seminar 2022

Folk Church Ecclesiology and Plurality

This paper critiques practices of representation in Scandinavian creation theology: Whose experiences and which voices are taken as representative of the «universal» in this theology, and whose experiences are deemed «contextual»? The paper compares Scandinavian creation theology with James Cone’s liberation theology and explores the differences in what «the people» means in these ecclesiologies. 

Gyrid K. Gunnes (VID) will present a paper on 7 June 14:30-16:00.

Response by Bengt Kristensson Uggla (Åbo Akademi).

The seminar will be chaired by Ragnar M. Bergem (MF).

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Autumn seminar 2022

In October, Christine Helmer, the Peter B. Ritzma Professor of the Humanities at Northwestern University, Illinois, will present a paper on theology, the humanities, and the university.

Chair & respondent t.b.a.

Previous seminars

God Hidden and Revealed: Political Theology and Metaphysics in Luther and Protestantism

The seminar took place 7 December 2021 and was chaired by Jeppe Bach Nikolajsen (MF).

The paper was presented by Marius Timmann Mjaaland, Professor of Philosophy of Religion, Faculty of Theology, University of Oslo.

Knut Alfsvåg (VID) gave a response.

I Will Shake All Nations’: Theological Perspectives on Nationalism and Universalism

The seminar took place 7 September 2021 and was chaired by Jayne Svenungsson. Mårten Björk (CTR, Lund University) and Ragnar Misje Bergem (MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society) presented papers on theology, nationalism and universalism.

The seminar was a cooperation with the Christianity and nationalism project at CTR, Lund University.

Antropocen: Den ensamma människans tidsalder

The seminar took place 11 May, 2021. Petra Carlsson (Enskilda högskolan Stockholm) presented a paper on ecotheology and the antropocene. Simone Kotva (Det teologiske fakultet, Oslo) gave a short response.