Based on fieldwork in five services for school pupils before Christmas and a group interview with the church staff, the researchers report what happens in these school services and discuss how the staff negotiates between expressing the message of the church, transmitting a cultural heritage, and take into consideration that all should be included in a religiously diverse local community.
The context of this article is memory processes in the wake of the terror that struck Norway on 22 July 2011. It takes as its theoretical point of departure the works of Jean Améry (1912–1978) after the Holocaust. In this article Améry's concept of «resentment» is used as the starting point for readings of Henrik Ibsen's «Brand» (1864) and the unrealized monument near Utøya, «Memory Wound», by Jonas Dahlgren (2014).
Criticism of Islam is an inseparable part of the general debate on Islam. It became particularly relevant in the context of the emerging of religious fundamentalism and the use of violence in the name of Islam. This article intends to provide a brief overview of religious-critical ideas in Islam, to elaborate on an internal Islamic-based religion criticism and to reflect on the possibility of a secular criticism in Islam in line with modern Western religious criticism. The concluding reflections deal with the reasons for the need of religious criticism in Islam.
3-2019, årgang 124
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Anne Veiteberg (ansvarlig redaktør)
Elisabeth Tveito Johnsen (vitenskapelig redaktør)
Frøydis Indgjerdingen (redaksjonssekretær)