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May 20, 2019  

Robert D. Resnick | Voices from the Holocaust: The Story of the Ravensbrück Archive

This is the last part of the ongoing series where R&T re-podcasts past lectures held by previous honorary doctors at HT-faculties of Lund University.

Robert D. Resnick is a real estate entrepreneur and a philanthropist. He chairs the Ravensbrück campaign of the Lund University Foundation. As you will hear in this lecture, he was an exchange student at Lund University in 1971−72, and has over the years worked for the University in various capacities within the context of the Lund University Foundation.

Resnick’s most important contribution to Lund University involves the digitisation of the Ravensbrück Archive at the University Library. Thanks to his personal contribution and his persistent work in attracting donations to this project, the library has been able to digitise and translate into English large parts of the archive, thereby making it accessible to a wide circle of researchers and a keen general public through a web portal.

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Religion and Theology is produced by Joel Kuhlin for the Center for Theology and Religious Studies.

If you have comments or critique of this episode, or any other episodes of R&T, please write an email to religionochteologi@outlook.com.

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Music for R&T is generously provided by the trio Nous (Thomas Hellsten, Tom Tveita, Per Boqvist).

May 19, 2019  

Magdalena Dziaczkowska | Theology of the Nation: The Role of the Catholic Church in Poland in Shaping & Preserving Polish National Identity

In this lecture, Magdalena Dziaczkowska, phd-student at CTR, explores the way in which the Catholic Church in Poland has contributed to the shaping of Polish national identity, safeguarded that notion and conferred a theological meaning on it. It will briefly examine historical circumstances behind this development, and will conclude by pointing to the challenges which the theologization of Polishness poses to the Catholic Church in Poland today.

This is the third lecture (of seven) in the series "The Many Guises of European Catholicism", that the Centre for Theology and Religious Studies is organising with support from the Centre for European Studies at Lund University

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Religion and Theology is produced by Joel Kuhlin for the Center for Theology and Religious Studies.

If you have comments or critique of this episode, or any other episodes of R&T, please write an email to religionochteologi@outlook.com.

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Music for R&T is generously provided by the trio Nous (Thomas Hellsten, Tom Tveita, Per Boqvist).

May 13, 2019  

Elias Bongmba | Eschatology and Otherness: Imagining and Anticipating the Future in Africa

In this episode we once again return to past honorary doctors at the HT-faculty at Lund University. Professor Elias Bongmba gave a open lecture during the spring of 2018, with the title "Eschatology and Otherness: Imagining and Anticipating the Future in Africa".

Professor Elias Kifon Bongmba is a theology, religious studies and African studies scholar who works at Rice University in Houston, Texas. His research and teaching covers broad areas and combines theology, religious studies, philosophy and ethnology. His books include philosophical, theological and social analysis of African witchcraft, and discuss public theology as well as the HIVAIDS pandemic in Africa. He is currently working on an extensive introduction to the three major groups of religious tradition in Africa: traditional African religions, Islam and Christianity.

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Religion and Theology is produced by Joel Kuhlin for the Center for Theology and Religious Studies.

If you have comments or critique of this episode, or any other episodes of R&T, please write an email to religionochteologi@outlook.com.

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A special thank you to Martin Degrell of the podcast HT-samtal and the trio Nous (Thomas Hellsten, Tom Tveita, Per Boqvist).

April 29, 2019  

The Seminar Room | Elisa Uusimäki on Wisdom and Torah in Jewish Antiquity

In March of this year, dr. Elisa Uusimäki from Helsinki University gave a presentation at a joint seminar hosted by Religious History, Old and New Testament Studies and Jewish Studies, at CTR, under the title"Wisdom and Torah in Jewish Antiquity: What Can We Learn from the Dead Sea Scrolls?" 

Dr Elisa Uusimäki is a scholar of ancient Jewish literature and holds the title of docent at the University of Helsinki, currently involved in the research project "Conceptions of Virtue in Early Judaism" (2018‐2020). Uusimäki has published on wisdom and torah, the Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient scriptural interpretation, the figure of the sage in antiquity, and exemplarity. Apart from Helsinki, she has studied and conducted research at the University of Manchester, Yale University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Rijksuniversiteit Groningen.

The seminar focused on the association between wisdom and torah. Their prevalance and relation in the Hebrew Bible and the Septuagint is well‐ known (esp. Deut 4:5–6; Ezra 7:14, 25; Jer 8:8; Pss 1, 19, 119; Sir 24; Bar 3:9–4:4), and scholars have long acknowledged its afterlife in the thought of early Christians who identified Jesus with Logos or Sophia (e.g. John 1, 15; 1 Cor 1:24, 30; Col 1:15‐17, 2:2‐3). The discovery of the Qumran scrolls revealed new materials that illuminate notions of wisdom and torah in early Judaism.

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Religion and Theology is produced by Joel Kuhlin for the Center for Theology and Religious Studies.

If you have comments or critique of this episode, or any other episodes of R&T, please write an email to religionochteologi@outlook.com.

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Music for R&T is generously provided by the trio Nous (Thomas Hellsten, Tom Tveita, Per Boqvist).

April 15, 2019  

Hartmut Lehmann | Fatal Coincidences in 1933: Nazism’s Triumph & Martin Luther’s 450th Birthday

This episode is one of four, re-podcasting of lectures from honorary doctors of the joint faculties of Humanities and Theology, Lund University. This is the second part, with Hartmut Lehmann, who 2017 gave a talk under the the title "Fatal Coincidences in 1933: Nazism’s Triumph and Martin Luther’s 450th Birthday".

Hartmut Lehmann is a German historian and honorary professor in church history at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität in Kiel. He has been the director of the German Historical Institute in Washington D.C., and of the Max-Planck Institute for History in Göttingen. Lehmann is a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and member of the Göttingen Academy of Wissenschaften. For a long time, his focus has been on church history, in particular the Reformation and Reformation jubilees, pietism, as well as the church and national socialism. And national socialism is also at the center of the lecture Lehmann gave.

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Religion and Theology is produced by Joel Kuhlin for the Center for Theology and Religious Studies.

If you have comments or critique of this episode, or any other episodes of R&T, please write an email to religionochteologi@outlook.com.

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A special thank you to Martin Degrell of the podcast HT-samtal and the trio Nous (Thomas Hellsten, Tom Tveita, Per Boqvist).

April 7, 2019  

The Seminar Room | Ihor Vasylyshyn on the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church during the period of Soviet persecution

In this seminar room, dr. Ihor Vasylyshyn of Ukrainian Catholic University (Lviv) gives a presentation is focused on the peculiarities of worship and prayer books used by the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church during the period of Soviet persecution 1946-1989. An additional topic is the role of Western media in support of this church. It is also partly a personal memoir of the years of the speaker's childhood and adolescence.

This is the second seminar (of four) in the series "The Many Guises of European Catholicism", that the Centre for Theology and Religious Studies is organising with support from the Centre for European Studies at Lund University.

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Religion and Theology is produced by Joel Kuhlin for the Center for Theology and Religious Studies.

If you have comments or critique of this episode, or any other episodes of R&T, please write an email to religionochteologi@outlook.com.

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Music for R&T is generously provided by the trio Nous (Thomas Hellsten, Tom Tveita, Per Boqvist).

March 29, 2019  

Petra Carlsson | Tingens mystik

Detta avsnitt är en inspelning från en offentligt föreläsning på CTR, med titeln: "Tingens mystik: Om Foucault, konst och teologisk aktivism" av Petra Carlsson, docent i systematisk teologi, Enskilda Högskolan Stockholm.

I sitt abstract till föreläsningen skriver Carlsson: "Om konsthistoriens teologiska rebeller – de som vägrar tro att det avbildade är verkligare än bilden, att det som är bortom är sannare än det som är här. Och om trans-nunnorna som iklär sig det som förtryckt dem, om punk-bönen i katedralen som förvandlar teologin. För om bilden är lika verklig som det avbildade, då kan verkligheten förvandlas bortom allt förnuft."

Boken som nämns i början av föreläsningen finns att köpa här: Foucault, Art & Radical Theology

Föreläsningen är även kopplad till forskningsprojektet "Öppningar mot det numinösa: Skärningspunkter mellan religion och estetik i det sekulära samhället." Se det tidigare avsnittet "Gränsens erfarenhet..." för mer info. 

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"Religion och Teologi" produceras av Joel Kuhlin, för Centrum för Teologi & Religionsvetenskap. 

För kritik eller kommentarer, skriv en rad till religionochteologi@outlook.com.

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Särskilt tack till gruppen Nous för musiken. 

March 18, 2019  

Oleh Kindiy | Persecution during Soviet Times & Current Revival of Catholic Church(es) in Ukraine

Dr. Oleh Kindiy, Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv recently visited CTR/CES and gave a presentation with the full title: "Experience of Martyrdom and Persecution during Soviet Times and the Current Revival of Catholic Church(es) in Ukraine."

From the abstract to the presentation "The lecture is based on memoirs and eyewitness interviews, documents from state archives, and photographs from private collections depicting the life stories of Greek Catholics in the USSR from 1946 to 1989 when the UGCC was considered officially abolished and forbidden. How does this memory shape the nature and mission of the Catholic Church in Ukraine today?"

This is the second lecture (of seven) in the series "The Many Guises of European Catholicism", that the Centre for Theology and Religious Studies is with support from the Centre for European Studies at Lund University.

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Religion and Theology is produced by Joel Kuhlin for the Center for Theology and Religious Studies.

If you have comments or critique of this episode, or any other episodes of R&T, please write an email to religionochteologi@outlook.com.

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Music for R&T is generously provided by the trio Nous (Thomas Hellsten, Tom Tveita, Per Boqvist).

March 11, 2019  

Paula Fredriksen | Paul, Augustine, & Krister: On the Introspective Conscience of the West

This episode is one of four, re-podcasting of lectures from honorary doctors of the joint faculties of Humanities and Theology, Lund University. First out is Paula Fredriksen.

Paula Fredriksen is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She was made Honorary Doctor at the Faculty of Theology as recognition of the high international standard of her research in religious studies. Professor Fredriksen's research is characterised by an explicit inter- and multidisciplinary perspective. Her research is thus linked to several successful subjects at the Faculty of Theology in Lund - New Testament studies, patristics, Jewish studies and general history of religion just to name a few. Her interest in Paul the apostle and Augustine the Church Father is a common thread throughout her research, from her thesis "Augustine’s Early Interpretations of Paul" (1979) and onward. Fredriksen has also written about Jesus as an historical figure and the early Jesus movement as a branch of Judaism at the time and, furthermore, has sought to spread her research results to the general public.

Professor Fredriksen's lecture, entitled "Paul, Augustine, and Krister, on the Introspective Conscience of the West", was recorded at LUX on June 1st, 2017

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Religion and Theology is produced by Joel Kuhlin for the Center for Theology and Religious Studies.

If you have comments or critique of this episode, or any other episodes of R&T, please write an email to religionochteologi@outlook.com.

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A special thank you to Martin Degrell of the podcast HT-samtal and the trio Nous (Thomas Hellsten, Tom Tveita, Per Boqvist).

February 27, 2019  

Heidegger & Theology | Roundtable discussion

This episode is the final part of the Heidegger & Theology-series, and consists of the roundtable/panel discussion that ended the symposium. 

Under the moderation of Göran Rosenberg, author and journalist, all participants and speakers of the podcast series partake in an interesting discussion centered around questions that where hanging in the air.

 

Religion and Theology is produced by Joel Kuhlin for the Center for Theology and Religious Studies.

If you have comments or critique of this episode, or any other episodes of R&T, please write an email to religionochteologi@outlook.com. 

Music for R&T is generously provided by the trio Nous (Thomas Hellsten, Tom Tveita, Per Boqvist).