An international conference organised by colleagues in Oslo, including network member Kristin B. Aavitsland:
Tracing the Jerusalem Code: The Significance of Jerusalem in Western Christianity
Oslo, MF School of Theology, Gydas vei 4, 0302 Oslo
December 9-11 2015
Throughout the entire Christian history, the idea of Jerusalem, earthly and celestial, has been formative to the Christian Church and produced a fundamental structure of literary and visual religious language. In Western Christianity, this topos has been so influential that it may be described as a code to Christian culture. A new research project hosted by MF Norwegian School of Theology aims to explore the structuring significance of Jerusalem in Scandinavian history. Through a creative, interdisciplinary and cross-‐period investigation of literal and visual sources and with the changing idea of Jerusalem as a lens, we want to develop new theoretical perspectives on the history of Christianity in Scandinavia. In order to posit the Scandinavian case, we have invited international scholars to a broader exploration of the formative impact of Jerusalem on identity constructions and legitimation strategies in diverse religious and political traditions.
Register for the conference by contacting Joar.Haga[at]mf.no
The registration fee includes conference materials, coffee, tea and snacks.
Price including all meals: NOK 2000,-
Price without meals: NOK 300,-
Download the conference programme.
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