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Everyday lived religion as a challenge to theoretical hegemonies in the study of religion

11-13 November 2013, MF Norwegian School of Theology, Oslo (3ECTS)


Lecturers: Jim Spickard (University of Redlands, CA), Pål Repstad (UiA), Liv Ingeborg Lied (MF/Oslo), Trine Anker (MF/Oslo) and Geir Afdal (MF/Oslo), with responses by Jan-Olav Henriksen (MF/Oslo), Anders Aschim (Volda) and Ingunn Moser (Diakonhjemmet/Oslo)

The course had 11 registered participants, but some had to cancel due to illness and others could only participate partially. The course dealt with questions of religion in everyday practices and its consequences for theoretical approaches to studying religion. The participants also prepared a paper relating their own project to the topic, and these were discussed. Both participants and lecturers were very happy with a positive and useful course.



Empirical and theoretical argumentation. Making arguments in the dissertation and making the dissertation an argument.

10-17 August 2013, Metochi Study Centre, Lesbos, Greece (5ECTS)


Lecturers: Karin Sporre (Umeå), Jan-Olav Henriksen (MF/Oslo), David Herbert (University of Agder), Kari Storstein Haug (MHS/Stavanger), Gerd Marie Ådna (MHS/Stavanger) and Geir Afdal (MF/Oslo)

The week-long course gathered 11 participants, dealing with questions of academic argumentation, research design, theoretical approaches and analytical discourse. The participants presented elements from their own work, and discussed own assignments.




Migration and meaning: Values and religion in a postcolonial world, 


18-20 March 2013, MHS School of Mission and Theology, Stavanger (3 ECTS)



Lecturers: Martha Frederiks (Utrecht University), David Herbert (University of Agder), Gerd Marie Ådna (MHS/Stavanger) and Gunhild Odden (MHS/Stavanger).


The course gathered 10 participants, and dealt with questions of migration and religion, migration and theology, hybridity, multiculturalism, European integration, new contexts and Islamic values. The participants also presented elements from their work for general discussion and feedback.


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