Tracing the Jerusalem Code
Throughout the entire Christian history, the idea of Jerusalem, earthly and celestial, has been formative to the Christian Church and European culture. The interpretations of this idea are, however, not stable. In this project, our aim is to tell the story of Christian cultures in Scandinavia with the changing idea of Jerusalem as a lens. By entering formative periods and asking how the idea of Jerusalem functioned and was transformed in the historical and local expressions of Christianity, we pursue a twofold target. We seek to shed new light on the establishment and transformation of historical religious cultures in the Scandinavian countries. Furthermore, we want to develop new theoretical perspectives on the history of Christianity and on identity constructions and legitimation strategies in diverse religious and political traditions.
Title Research Project
Tracing the Jerusalem Code: Christian Cultures in Scandinavia
Name of the Organizing Institution
MF Norwegian School of Theology
Prof. Kristin B. Aavitsland
Duration of the Project
September 11, 2015 – 2018
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