Jewish Studies in the Nordic Countries Today

Ruth Illman (Editor), Björn Dahla (Editor)

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Jewish studies have for centuries formed a central part of the academic work within faculties of theology and the humanities in the Nordic countries. Research relating to Judaism is conducted from a broad spectrum of theoretical perspectives, ranging from historical and exegetic approaches to cultural and linguistic studies as well as ethnographic investigations spanning diverse cultural and geographical areas, time periods and communities. The field is thoroughly interdisciplinary, combining methodologies from the humanities, theology and the social sciences.

This volume presents articles by Nordic scholars working with Jewish subjects in their research. It deals with current approaches, findings and challenges within the research field from a variety of theoretical, methodological and epistemological perspectives, ranging from rabbinic theology to comtemporary ethnography. Thus, in addition to giving an overview of the state of research in the Nordic countries today, the volume also contributes to the lively and creative scholarly discussion in the field where different perspectives can meet.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherDonner Institute for Research in Religious and Cultural History
ISBN (Print)978-952-12-3367-8
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeC2 Edited work

Publication series

NameScripta Instituti Donneriani Aboensis
PublisherDonner Institute for Research in Religion and Culture
ISSN (Electronic)2343-4937


  • study of religions
  • Jewish Studies
  • Judaism
  • Nordic countries


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