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Protestant Legacies in Nordic Law: Uses of the Past in the Construction of the Secularity of Law
Startdatum: 01.09.2016
Slutdatum: 31.08.2019
Protestant Legacies in Nordic Law: Uses of the Past in the Construction of the Secularity of Law (ProNoLa) researches the conscious and unconscious uses of the Lutheran and broader Protestant past for the construction and institutionally embedding of norms and values in Nordic secular law. The overarching goal of ProNoLa is to examine relations between Lutheran majority traditions, broader Protestant theology, and the development of secular law in the Nordic region in the course of the last 500 years. Highlighting the numerous ruptures, twists and turns in the relationship between law and secularity, the project aims to provide a more complex, nuanced and critical genealogy of the negotiations of law and religion in the Nordic and German realms.

The expected outcome of the research is thus a reformulated grand history about interlinkages between Lutheran and broader Protestant theology within majority and minority churches and the secularity of the law; not only in the historic period until the Enlightenment era, but during subsequent periods into the current re-confessionalisation and internationalization of relations between religions, state and law.

ProNoLa is implemented by organizing research symposia with subsequent publications and dissemination concerning four overlapping but distinct historical periods involving transformation processes and turns; taking its point of departure in Lutheran reformation and reaching into a 21st Century religiously pluralist future. Finally, in the fifth turn, Norden meets Europe the re-telling of the grand history is presented and disseminated to a wider academic and non-academic public.

Project Leader: Lisbet Christoffersen, (Professor of Law and Religion, University of Copenhagen)

Principal Investigators:
Tarald Rasmussen (Professor of Church History, University of Oslo)
Pamela Slotte (Associate Professor (tenure track) of Minority Studies, Åbo Akademi University)
Anna-Sara Lind (Associate Professor of Public Law and Deputy leader for the Impact of Religion - Challenges for Society, Law and Democracy, Uppsala University)
Hans Michael Heinig (Professor of Public and Ecclesiastical Law, Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen)

Senast uppdaterad 2017-11-10 vid 11:30