After the terror attacks in Norway on the 22nd of July 2011, it became clear that the perpetrator’s worldview was indebted to far-right ideology. As can be seen in the perpetrator's manifesto, as well as in the sources he drew on, the Bible plays a part in this worldview. I argue that there are interpretive trends that can be discerned regarding far-right uses of the Bible as foundational to Europe and oppositional to Islam. To problematise these trends, biblical studies ‘after the 22 July’, needs to pay attention to, and critically engage with, public and political uses of the Bible, in particular what I call «lived scripture».
The last couple of decades, Muslim feminism has become established in Islam. Consisting of individuals and organisations that promote gender equality within the framework of the religion, Muslim feminists challenge gender discriminatory interpretations and practices that are legitimised as part of Islam. Although their work is widespread internationally and in Norway, Muslim feminists are often marginalised and overlooked. This article presents some of the main topics addressed. It moreover inquires what feminist interpretations of Islam involves, and discuss the challenges and possibilities that this reformist strand of Islam entail.
2-2020, årgang 125
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Anne Veiteberg (ansvarlig redaktør)
Elisabeth Tveito Johnsen (vitenskapelig redaktør)
Eleni Maria Stene (redaksjonssekretær)
Carl Petter Opsahl