We are happy to announce the publication of a new book: The Nordic Bible: Bible Reception in Contemporary Nordic Societies, edited by Marianne Bjelland Kartzow, Kasper Bro Larsen and Outi Lehtipuu (De Gruyter 2023).
“The volume offers a new critical reflection on the use of the Bible in contemporary cultural and political debates in the Nordic countries. In Nordic Lutheran societies, the Bible has been perceived as a basis of religion and social cohesion. Whereas such religious and confessional factors are well-researched vis-à-vis the historical genesis of the Nordic welfare states, the focus here is on public use of the Bible in debates of today.”
For more information visit De Gruyter website.
The book was the result of a ReNEW-funded workshop held at Aarhus University in November 2019.