Oddbjørn Leirvik:

Books and articles on Islam, Christianity-Islam,
Interreligious Dialogue and Religion in School

Books and articles in English are marked in red color.
Publications in Norwegian are rendered with English translation in capital letters.
Cf.
Norwegian version of my list of publications.

 


BOOKS

 

Authored books:

 

Oddbjørn Leirvik: Interreligious Studies. A Relational Approach to Religious Activism and the Study of Religion. 192 pp. London: Bloomsbury 2014 - see presentation.

 

Oddbjørn Leirvik: Images of Jesus Christ in Islam. 292 pp. London, New York. Continuum 2010 (see presentation and list of contents)

RELIGIOUS PLURALISM. CONFLICT AND DIALOGUE IN NORWAY
Oddbjørn Leirvik: Religionspluralisme. Mangfald, konflikt og dialog i Norge. 114 pp. Oslo: Pax 2007.

Oddbjørn Leirvik: Human Conscience and Muslim-Christian Relations. Modern Egyptian thinkers on al-damir. London: Routledge 2006. 310 pp. See presentation and list of contents. New: paperback edition 2010.

ISLAM AND CHRISTIANITY: CONFLICT OR DIALOGUE?
Oddbjørn Leirvik: Islam og kristendom. Konflikt eller dialog? Oslo: Pax forlag 2006. 329 pp.

Oddbjørn Leirvik: Knowing by Oneself, Knowing with the Other. Al-damir, Human Conscience and Christian-Muslim Relations. Oslo: Unipub (Acta Theologica 4) 2002, 449 pp. See presentation and list of contents.

ISLAMIC ETHICS – A HISTORY OF IDEAS:
Oddbjørn Leirvik: Islamsk etikk – ei idéhistorie. 240 pp. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget 2002. See list of contents.

INTER-RELIGIOUS DIALOGUE IN NORWAY:
Oddbjørn Leirvik: Religionsdialog på norsk, Oslo: Pax forlag 2001, 277 pp. First edition: Oslo 1996, 211 pp. See list of contents.

THE CHILDREN OF ABRAHAM. JEWS, CHRISTIANS AND MUSLIMS IN HISTORY:
Oddbjørn Leirvik: Abrahams barn. Jødar, kristne og muslimar i historia. Oslo: Pax forlag 2000. 119 pp. See list of contents.

Oddbjørn Leirvik: Images of Jesus Christ in Islam. Introduction, Survey of Research, Issues of Dialogue.
Uppsala: Studia Missionalia Upsaliensia LXXVI, 1999. 269 pp. (See
preface, list of contents and reviews).
Indonesian version: Yesus Dalam Literatur Islam. Transl. Ali Nur Zaman. Yogyakarta: Fajar Pustaku Baru 2002 (455 pp).

ENCOUNTER WITH ISLAM:
Oddbjørn Leirvik: Møte med islam, Pax, Oslo 1990, 145 pp. See list of contents.

Edited books:

 

THE MOMENT OF TRUTH. ISRAEL, PALESTINE AND THE CHURCH OF NORWAY:

Oddbjørn Leirvik, Kjetil Fretheim og Beate Fagerli (red.): Sannhetens øyeblikk. Israel, Palestina og Den norske kirke, Oslo: Akademika 2013.

 

SECULARISM - WITH NORWEGIAN SPECTACLES:

Sindre Bangstad, Oddbjørn Leirvik and Ingvill Thorson Plesner (eds): Sekularisme - med norske briller. Oslo: Unipub 2012. 195 pp.

 

David Cheetham, Ulrich Winkler, Oddbjørn Leirvik and Judith Gruber (eds): Interreligious Hermeneutics in Pluralistic Europe. Between Texts and People. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi 2011 (see presentation).

VALUES:
Oddbjørn Leirvik og Åse Røthing (eds): Verdier. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget 2008.

Recep Kaymakcan and Oddbjørn Leirvik (eds): Teaching for Tolerance in Muslim majority societies. Istanbul: Centre for Values Education 2007.

Sturla Stålsett and Oddbjørn Leirvik (eds), with Peter Beyer: The Power of Faiths in Global Politics. Oslo: Novus 2004. 192pp.


ARTICLES:

2014

"Muslims in Norway: Value Discourses and Interreligious Dialogue." Tidsskrift for islamforskning vol. 8, 1: 2014, s. 137-161. Publisert online.

"Intereligious Studies: a Relational Approach to the Study of Religion". Journal of Interreligious Studies 13, February 18, 2014, 5 s. Publisert online.

"Interreligious dialogue and secularity: the secular as non-hegemonic condition." In Rosemarie van den Breemer, José Casanova and Trygve Wyller (eds): Secular and Sacred? The Scaninavian Case of Religion in Human Rights, Law and Public Space. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014, pp. 261-277.

(With Sindre Bangstad and John Bowen) "‘Anthropologists Are Talking’: About Islam, Muslims and Law in Contemporary Europe." Ethnos 2014:1, s. 138-157 (online article 03.04.2013)

2013

"Aw qala: 'Li-jarihi'. Some Observations on Brotherhood and Neighborly Love in Islamic Tradition." In Mona Siddiqui (ed.): The Routledge Reader in Christian-Muslim Relations. London: Routledge 2013, pp. 353-369. (Republication of article from 2010.)

TWENTY YEARS OF ORGANIZED, CHRISTIAN-MUSLIM DIALOGUE:
Oddbjørn Leirvik: "Tjue år med ordna, kristen-muslimsk dialog." Norsk Tidsskrift for Misjonsvitenskap 4: 2013, s. 193-196.

(With Christine M. Jacobsen) "Norway". In Jørgen S. Nielsen (ed.): Yearbook of Muslims in Europe. Volume 5. Leiden: Brill 2013, pp. 487-500.

ISRAEL, PALESTINE AND THE ETHICAL TURN IN THEOLOGY:
"Israel-Palestina-konflikten og teologiens etiske vending", in Oddbjørn Leirvik, Kjetil Fretheim og Beate Fagerli (red.): Sannhetens øyeblikk. Israel, Palestina og Den norske kirke, Oslo: Akademika 2013, pp. 139-153.

INTERREILIGIOUS DIALOGUE AND VALUE COMMUNITY:
"Religionsdialog og verdifellesskap", in Anders Jupskås Ravik (ed.): Akademiske perspektiver på 22.juli. Oslo: Akademika 2013.

2012

(With Christine M. Jacobsen) "Norway". In Jørgen S. Nielsen (ed.): Yearbook of Muslims in Europe. Volume 4. Leiden: Brill 2012, pp. 441-454.

"Conscience V. Islam", in Hans-Josef Klauck m.fl. (red.): Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception. Volume 5. Berlin, New York: de Gruyter, 2012, s. 659-661.

RELIGIONS AND THE WELFARE STATE:
"Religionane og velferdsstaten", Kirke og Kultur 3: 2012, s. 203-204.

RELIGION, DIPLOMACY AND DIALOGUE:
"Religion, diplomati og dialog". In Ingrid Vik (red.): Innblikk i forholdet mellom religion og utvikling. En rapport fra prosjektet religion og utvikling 2011-2012. Oslo: Oslosenteret for fred og menneskerettigheter og Utenriksdepartmentet, pp. 61-64.

"A relational theology in dialogue with Islam". Current Dialogue (World Council of Churches), vol. 52, July 2012, pp. 55-59 (online).

'ISLAM IS AT WAR WITH THE WEST':
"'Islam er i krig med Vesten'", ini Sigve Indregard et al. (eds.): Motgift. Akademisk respons på den nye høyreekstremismen. Oslo: Flamme/Manifest 2012, pp. 76-86.

ANTI-ISLAMIC POPULISM AND EXTREMISM:
"Anti-islamsk populisme og ekstremisme", Kirke og Kultur 1: 2012, pp. 3-4.

INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE, IDENTITY POLITICS AND COMPLEXITY:
(With Anne Hege Grung) "Religionsdialog, identitetspolitikk og kompleksitet", Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift 1: 2012, pp. 76-84.

ALLIANCES, POWER STRUGGLES AND DIALOGUE BETWEEN RELIGIOUS LEADERS:
"Alliansebygging, maktkamp, og dialog mellom religiøse leiarar." In Cora Alexa Døving and Berit Thorbjørnsrud (eds.): Religiøse ledere. Makt og avmakt i norske trossamfunn, Oslo: Universitetsforlaget 2012, pp. 216-228.

INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE, SECULARITY AND A COMMONLY OBLIGATING LANGUAGE:
"Religionsdialog, sekularitet og eit felles forpliktande språk." In Sindre Bangstad, Oddbjørn Leirvik and Ingvill Thorson Plesner (eds.): Sekularisme - med norske briller. Oslo: Unipub 2012, pp. 7-24.

2011

(With Christine M. Jacobsen) "Norway". In Jørgen S. Nielsen (ed.): Yearbook of Muslims in Europe. Volume 3. Leiden: Brill 2011, pp. 419-432.

CRITIQUE OF RELIGION ON MORAL GROUNDS:
"Religionskritikk på moralsk grunnlag." Religion og livssyn 3: 2011, pp. 17-21. Lengre versjon publisert som nettartikkel.

JESUS AND MUHAMMAD: CONFLICT, CONVERGENCE, COMPLEMENTARITY:
"Jesus og Muhammad: Konflikt, konvergens, komplementaritet". Kirke og Kultur 3: 2011, pp. 187-201.

INTERRELIGIOUS STUDIES AT THE FACULTY OF THEOLOGY:
”Interreligiøse studiar ved Det teologiske fakultet”. In Hallgeir Elstad og Tarald Rasmussen (red.): Teologi og modernitet. Teologisk endring i Norge i det 20. århundre. Oslo: UniPub 2011, pp. 261-288.

"The Cartoon Controversy in Norway: The New Christian Right and Liberal Fundamentalism confronting Islam?" In Ulrika Mertensson et al. (eds.): Fundamentalism in the modern world, volume 2: Culture, Media and the Public Sphere. London: I.B. Tauris 2011, pp. 125-146.

"Blasphemy, Offence, and Hate Speech". In Religion in the Public Sphere, eds. Niek Brunsveld and Roger Trigg. Utrecht: Ars Disputandi (Supplement Series 5), pp. 95-106, online.

"Philosophies of interreligious dialogue: Practice in search of theory", Approaching Religion no. 1: 2011, s. 6-24. Accessible online.

"Interreligious hermeneutics and the ethical critique of the Scriptures”. In David Cheetham, Ulrich Winkler, Oddbjørn Leirvik og Judith Gruber (eds.): Interreligious Hermeneutics in Pluralistic Europe. Between Texts and People. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi 2011, pp.333-353.

THE REVOLUTION, THE CROSS AND THE CRESCENT:
"Revolusjonen, korset og halvmånen", Kirke og Kultur 1: 2011, pp. 3-4

ANTIJUDAISM VERSUS TOLERANCE IN ISLAMIC TRADITION :
"Antijudaisme i brytning med toleranse i islamsk tradisjon". Kirke og Kultur 1: 2011, pp. 29-41.

THE LUTHERAN CHURCH' RELATION TO OTHER RELIGIONS:
“Den lutherske kyrkja sitt forhold til andre religionar”. In Stephanie Dietrich, Trond Skard Dokka and Harald Hegstad (eds): Kirke nå. Den norske kirke som evangelisk-luthersk kirke. Trondheim: Tapir akademisk forlag 2011, pp. 209-226.

2010

(With Christine M. Jacobsen) "Norway". In Jørgen S. Nielsen (ed.): Yearbook of Muslims in Europe. Volume 2. Leiden: Brill 2010, pp. 387-399.

"Aw qala: 'Li-jarihi'. Some Observations on Brotherhood and Neighborly Love in Islamic Tradition". Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations 4: 2010, s. 357-372.

EDUCATION OF IMAMS AND INTERRELIGIOUS TRAINING IN NORWAY:
"Die Ausbildung von Imamen und interreligiöse Bildung in Norwegen", i Bülent Ucar (Hg.): Imamausbildung in Deutschland. Islamische Theologie in europäischen Kontext. V&R Unipress/Universitätsverlag Osnabrück, 2010, s. 149-157.

“Law, Freedom and Responsibility in Christianity and Islam”, i Simone Sinn og Martin L. Sinaga (red.): Freedom and Responsibility. Christian and Muslim Explorations.. Minneapolis: Lutheran University Press 2010, s. 31-48.

ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY THEOLOGY:
"Islamsk universitetsteologi?" I Kirke og Kultur 3: 2010, s. 189-191.

"Models of Religious Education in the Muslim World. Current Developments and Debates on how to teach Religion and Ethics in Public School". I Kath Engebretson, Marian de Souza, Gloria Durka og Liam Gearon (red.) International Handbook of Inter-religious Education. Part Two. Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London, New York: Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010, s. 1037-1051.

2009

"Jesus in modern Muslim thought: from anticolonial polemics to postcolonial dialogue?" In Ward Blanton, James G. Crossley and Halvor Moxnes (eds.): Jesus Beyond Nationalism. Constructing the historical Jesus in a period of cultural complexity, London: Equinox Press 2010, pp. 139-158.

(With Christine M. Jacobsen) "Norway". In Jørgen S. Nielsen (ed.): Yearbook of Muslims in Europe. Volume 1. Leiden: Brill 2009, pp. 257-266.

CULTURAL MUSLIMS:
"Kulturelle muslimar. Definisjonsmakt, hegemonikamp og religionspolitikk." Nytt Norsk Tidsskrift 1: 2009, s. 73-80.

"Islam and education in Norway", in Ednan Aslan (ed.): Islamische Erziehung in Europa/Islamic and education in Europe. Wien: Böhlau verlag 2009, pp. 301-324.

"Conscience in Arabic and the semantic history of damir." Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies vol. 9/2, 2009, pp. 18-36. Accessible online.

2008

"Muhammad, Christ and Modern Consciences". Studies in Interreligious Dialogue 2: 2008, pp.129-152.

INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE AND SECULARITY:
"Religionsdialog og sekularitet". Kirke og Kultur 5: 2008, pp. 353-361.

"A Relational Theology in Dialogue with Islam", Intra-Christian Consultation on Christian Self-Understanding in Relation to Islam, World Council of Churches, Chavannes de Bogis (published online by kirken.no, 30.10.08)

”Tolerance, Conscience and Solidarity: Globalized Concepts in Ethical and Religious Education”, in Sturla J. Stelsett (ed.) Religion in a Globalised Age: Transfers and Transformations, Integration and Resistance. Oslo: Novus 2008, pp. 105-116.

"Religion in school, interreligious relations and citizenship: The case of Pakistan", i British Journal of Religious Education 2: 2008, s. 143-154.

2007

"ISLAM IS THE RELIGION BEFORE GOD":
"'Islam er religionen overfor Gud'", i Religion - et vestlig fenomen? Om bruk og betydning av religionsbegrepet (red. Otto Krogseth og Sigurd Hjelde), Oslo: Gyldendal akademisk 2007, s. 175-190.

"Conscience-based tolerance education: Global and Egyptian perspectives". In Recep Kaymakcan and Oddbjxrn Leirvik (eds.): Teaching for Tolerance in Muslim Majority Societies. Istanbul: Centre for Values Education 2007, pp. 265-277.

Oddbjørn Leirvik og Recep Kaymakcan: "Preface: Teaching for Tolerance in Muslim Majority Societies". I Recep Kaymakcan and Oddbjxrn Leirvik (eds.): Teaching for Tolerance in Muslim Majority Societies. Istanbul: Centre for Values Education 2007, s. 7-14.

2006

”The state of public debates on Islam today – a Norwegian perspective.” Paper prepared for the British Council conference “’From Rushdie to Jyllands-Posten’. Debating Islam in our multi-ethnic societies”, Oslo, 23 November 2006. Accessible online.

THE RELIGIOUS MINORITIES AND THE STATE CHURCH:
”Livssynsminoritetane si haldning til statskyrkja", in Endring og tilhørighet: Statskirkespørsmålet i perspektiv (ed.
Ulla Schmidt), Trondheim: Tapir akademisk forlag (KIFO-Perspektiv) 2006, pp. 211-220.

"The double meaning of recognition in interreligious theology". Norsk Tidsskrift for Misjon 3-4: 2006, pp. 283-296. Accessible online.

WHAT WAS THE CARTOON ISSUE ALL ABOUT?
"Kva var karikatursaka eit bilete på?" In Kirke og Kultur 2: 2006, pp. 147-160.

"Prostrate and Erect. Some Christian-Muslim Reflections on Religious Body Language". Studies in Interreligious Dialogue 1: 2006, pp. 29-40.

"Charismatic Mission, Miracles and Faith-Based Diplomacy. The case of Aril Edvardsen". In Sturla J. Stålsett (ed.): Spirits of Globalization: The Growth of Pentecostalism and Experiental Spiritualities in a Global Age. London: SCM Press 2006, pp. 131-144. Accessible online.

THE GOSPEL IN DIALOGUE:
"Evangeliet i dialog". In Nytt Norsk Kirkeblad 1: 2006, pp. 29-39.

2005

INTERFAITH DIALOGUE IN THE NORDIC CONTEXT BETWEEN LIBERAL MULTICULTURALISM AND INTERRELIGIOUS ACTIVISM:
"Kontextuell
religionsdialog i Norden - i spdnningen mellan liberal multikulturalism och tvdrreligivs aktivism". In Anders Runesson og Torbjörn Sjöholm (eds.): Varfvr ser ni mot himlen? Kontekstuell teologi. Stockholm: Verbum fvrlag 2005, pp. 32-51.

TOLERANCE, CONSCIENCE AND SOLIDARITY AND THE QUESTION OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION IN SCHOOL:
"Toleranse, samvit og solidaritet i skuledebatten: globaliserte omgrep, egyptiske tydingar". Din. Tidsskrift for religion og kultur 1-2: 2005, s. 55-62.

“Critique of Religion and Christian-Muslim Dialogue”, i Subtle as Serpents, Gentle as Doves (eds. Peter Sajda, Rebecca Blocksome og Nagypál Szaboles). Praha: BGÖI, WSCF-CESR, Oikomené-Akademická YMCA, pp. 208-222.

"Christianity and Islam in Norway: Politics of Religion and Interfaith Dialogue." Canadian Diversity, vol. 4, no 3: 2005, pp. 7-10. Accessible online.

DIFFERENT TYPES OF CRITIQUE OF ISLAM: CHRISTIAN, HUMANIST, MUSLIM:
”Islamkritikk: kristen, humanetisk, muslimsk". Religion og livssyn 3: 2005, s. 14-19.

CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN NORWEGIAN ISLAM:
"Hva skjer i Norge?", s. 159-166 in Jan Hjärpe (ed.): 99 spørsmål om islam og noen færre svar. Oslo: Humanist forlag 2005.

2004

TOLERANCE, CONSCIENCE AND SOLIDARITY: GLOBALIZED CONCEPTS IN ETHICAL AND RELIGIOUS EDUCATION:
”Hoşgörü, Vicdan ve Dayanişma: Ahlâki ve Dinî Eğitimde Global Kavramlar”, in Değerler eğitimi dergisi/Journal of Values Education (Istanbul) no. 7-8, 2004, pp. 147-167.

"Liberal and conservative responses to globalisation: the case of Norwegian Pentecostal missionary Aril Edvardsen", in Sturla Stålsett og Oddbjørn Leirvik (eds.), with Peter Beyer: The Power of Faiths in Global Politics. Oslo: Novus 2004, s. 129-142. Accessible online.

"Interfaith Dialogue and Liberation Theology: between Liberal Multiculturalism and Inter-Religious Activism", in Sturla Stålsett og Oddbjørn Leirvik (eds.), with Peter Beyer: The Power of Faiths in Global Politics. Oslo: Novus 2004, s. 165-170. Accessible online.

BOOKS ON INTERFAITH ENCOUNTER AND DIALOGUE, IN NORWEGIAN:
"Bøker om religionsmøte og dialog, på norsk", in Nytt Norsk Kirkeblad 8: 2004, pp. 17-20.

THE FUTURE OF INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE:
"Religionsdialogen si framtid", Aktuelt Essay i Morgenbladet nr. 46, 12.-18. november 2004, pp. 14-17.

"Religious education, communal identity and national politics in the Muslim world", in British Journal of Religious Education 3: 2004, pp. 223-226. Accessible online.

"Christian-Muslim Relations in a State Church Situation: Politics of Religion and Interfaith Dialogue", in Jamal Malik (ed.): Muslims in Europe. From the Margin to the Centre. Münster: LIT Verlag 2004, pp. 101-114.

JIHAD - IS ISLAM A VIOLENT RELIGION?
"Jihad – er islam ein valdeleg religion?", in Kirke og Kultur 1: 2004, pp. 35-46.

CAN CONSCIENCE UNITE CHRISTIANS AND MUSLIMS?
"Kan samvittigheden forene kristne og muslimer?", in Lena Larsen og Lissi Rasmussen (eds.): Islam og kristendom og det moderne. København: Tiderne Skifter 2004 , pp. 180-201.

INTERFAITH DIALOGUE BETWEEN LIBERAL MULTICULTURALISM AND INTERRELIGIOUS ACTIVISM:
"Kontekstuell religionsdialog – i spenninga mellom liberal multikulturalisme og tverreligiøs aktivisme", in Norsk Teologisk Tidsskrift 1: 2004, pp. 32-46.

2003

"Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations in Norway. Popular realities, political and religious responses, interfaith cooperation", Islamochristiana vol. 29, 2003, pp. 121-140 (link).

"Muslim-Christian Dialogue Global Ethics and Moral Disagreement: A Scandinavian Perspective", in Viggo Mortensen (ed.): Theology and the Religions: A Dialogue. Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmanns 2003, pp. 212-217.

15 YEARS OF CHRISTIAN-MUSLIM DIALOGUE IN NORWAY:
"15 år med kristen-muslimsk dialog i Norge", in Norsk Tidsskrift for Misjon 3: 2003, pp. 131-145.

THE BOND OF CONSCIENCE ACROSS RELIGIOUS BARRIERS:
"Samvit over trusgrenser", in Syn og Segn 3: 2003, pp. 34-45.

"Al-damir, Human Conscience and Christian-Muslim Relations", in Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations 3: 2003, pp. 277-297.

"Global Ethics and Moral Disagreement after September 11, 2001. A Christian-Muslim Perspective", in Studies in Interreligious Dialogue 1: 2003, pp. 18-29.

ISLAMIC TEXTS:
"Islamske tekstar", in Religion og livssyn 1: 2003, pp. 47-51.

MUSLIMS, JEWS AND CHRISTIANS IN THE QUR'AN:
"Muslimar, jødar og kristne i Koranen", in Ung Teologi 1: 2003, pp. 21-32.

"Religious Education, Communal Identity and National Politics in the Muslim World", in Lena Larsen og Ingvill T. Plesner (eds.): Teaching for tolerance and freedom of religion or belief. Report from the preparatory seminar held in Oslo December 7.-9. 2002. Oslo: The Oslo Coalition on Freedom of Religion or Belief [2003], pp.37-45.

2002

IS ISLAM A VIOLENT RELIGION?
"Er islam ein valdeleg religion?" in Religion og livssyn 4: 2002, pp. 4-10.

TEN YEARS OF INTERFAITH DIALOGUE IN A CRITICAL PERSPECTIVE:
"10 års med religionsdialog i et kritisk perspektiv", in Humanist 2-3: 2002, pp.13-26.

PROSTRATE AND ERECT. SOME CHRISTIAN-MUSLIM REFLECTIONS ON RELIGIOUS BODY LANGUAGE:
"Nedbøygd og oppreist. Nokre kristen-muslimske refleksjonar om religiøst kroppsspråk", in Kirke og Kultur 2: 2002, pp. 179-189.

THE ROLE OF CONSCIENCE IN THE SEARCH FOR GLOBAL ETHICS:
"Samvetets roll i sökandet efter en global etik". Global Village Lecture, Stiftelsen Abrahams barn, Stockholm March 2002. 

2001

"History as a Literary Weapon: The Gospel af Barnabas in Muslim-Christian Polemics", in Studia Theologica 1: 2001, pp. 4-26. Accessible online.

CONSCIENCE IN INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE:
"Samvitsfull religionsdialog? Nokre kristen-muslimske refleksjonar". in Sigurd Bergmann (ed.): 'Man får inte tvinga någon'. Autonomi och relationalitet i nordisk teologisk tolkning. Nora: Nya Doxa 2001, pp. 203-214.

2000

JESUS THE MUSLIM:
"Muslimen Jesus", in Halvor Moxnes (red.): Jesus – år 2000 etter Kristus. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget 2000, pp. 84-113

THE ALTERNATIVE JESUS:
"Den alternative Jesus", in Halvor Moxnes (red.): Jesus – år 2000 etter Kristus. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget 2000, pp. 132-161.

JESUS THE MUSLIM:
"Jesus som muslim", in Religion og livssyn 4:2000, s. 16-22.

ISLAM IN SWEDEN, NORWAY AND DENMARK:
"Islam på svensk, norsk og dansk", in Norsk Teologisk Tidsskrift 3:2000, s.231-236.

MIGRANT ISLAM IN NORWAY:
"Norsk migrasjonsislam", in Religion og Livssyn 1:2000, pp. 20-23.

1999

"Theology, Religious Studies, and Religious Education", in Diversity as Ethos. Challenges for Interreligious and Intercultural Education, ed. David Chidester, Janet Stonier and Judy Tobler, pp.75-83. Rondebosch: ICRSA, University of Cape Town 1999. Accessible online.

LIBERATION THEOLOGY IN THE HOLY LAND – CHRISTIAN, MUSLIM, JEWISH:
"Frigjeringsteologi i det heilage landet - kristen, muslimsk, jødisk", in Kirke og Kultur 4:1999, pp. 327-340.

THE CHILDREN OF ABRAHAM – A WOUNDED FAMILY HISTORY:
"Abrahams barn - ei såra familiehistorie", in Levende steiner.
Religion og konflikt i det hellige land, pp. 10-14.
Oslo: Norges Kristelige Studentforbund 1999.

IS RELIGION REALLY THE BONE OF CONTENTION?
"Er religionen egentlig stridens eple?" in Ved dette merket skal du seire'. Om religion og konflikt, pp. 22-24.
Oslo: Norges Kristelige Studentforbund 1999.

1998

CONSCIENCE - THE SELF AND THE OTHER IN THE ENCOUNTER BETWEEN RELIGIONS:
"Samvit - om Sjølvet og den Andre i religionsmøtet", in Norsk Tidsskrift for Misjon 4:1998, pp. 217-230. See web-version.

SCHOOL, CHURCH, PLURALISM:
"Skule, kyrkje, pluralisme: Perspektiv på eit utvida kristendomsfag", in Kirke og Kultur 1:1998, pp. 3-16. See web-version.

PEDAGOGY OF RELIGION, THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES:
"Relgionspedagogikk, teologi og religionsvitskap", in Norsk Teologisk Tidsskrift 1:1998, pp. 37-44.

INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE IN THE CLASSROOM:
"Religiøs dialog i klasserommet", in Dagfinn Rian (red.): Religion i en verden i endring. Religionsvitenskapens bidrag til religionsundervisningen i skolen, pp. 811-92. Trondheim: Tapir forlag, 1998. See web-version.

WHAT IS IT THAT UNITES AND DIVIDES – WHOM? EXPERIENCES FROM INTER-RELIGIOUS DIALOGUE IN NORWAY:
"Kva er det som samlar og skil - kven? Erfaringar frå religionsdialog og livssynssamtale i Norge",
i
Flere religioner og livssyn- felles verdier? Verdikommisjonen, bakgrunnsmateriale til rådsmøte, november 1998, pp. 10-25. See web-version.

GOD IS GREATER:
"Gud er større", in Gud (eds. N. R. Thelle og N.J. Riedl), pp. 47-58. Oslo: Det teologiske fakultet, 1998.

1997

RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS IN A STATE CHURCH SYSTEM:
"Statskyrkjeordning og religionssaker. Historiske utviklingstrekk og aktuelle problemstillingar", in Inge Eidsvåg og Lena Larsen (eds.): Religion, livssyn og menneskerettigheter i Norge, pp. 150-167. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget (Nansenskolens Årbok), 1997.

GOD IS GREATER:
"Gud er større", in Samtiden 5-6:1997, pp. 61-68. See web-version.

INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE IN NORWAY:
"Religionsdialog på norsk?",in Kirke og Kultur 4-5:1997, pp. 427-440.

1996

ISLAM, NORWAY, AND THE NOTION OF "FUNDAMENTALISM":
"Islam, Norge, fundamentalisme", in Norsk Teologisk Tidsskrift nr. 4:1996, pp.140-153.

COMMUNAL ETHICS AND THE QUESTION OF ETHICAL DIALOGUE IN SCHOOLS:
"På veg mot ein fellesskapsetikk? Om opplæring til etisk dialog i skulen", in Bedre Skole 3:1996, pp. 42-47.

GOSPEL AND CULTURE IN THE ENCOUNTER BETWEEN CHRISTIANS AND MUSLIMS IN NORWAY:
Evangelium og kultur i møtet mellom kristne og muslimar i Norge, i "Gud er løs! Artikler, foredrag og bidrag til den norske studieprosessen om evangelium og kulturer", Mellomkirkelig Råd, Oslo 1996, pp. 202-214.

RELIGIOUS MINORITIES, STATE AND CHURCH:
Minoritetar, stat og kyrkje, in Lars Gunnar Lingås/ Liv London (eds.): "Likhet eller likeverd?", Humanist, Oslo 1996, pp. 98-114.

1995

THE JOSEPH STORY IN THE QUR'AN, READ IN THE PERSPECTIVE OF MALE SPIRITUALITY:
"Koranen si Josefortelling - som spegel for spirituell mannserfaring", in Nytt Norsk Kirkeblad nr. 8:1995, pp. 22-29.

THE SELF AND THE OTHER:
"Sjølvet og den Andre", in Alternativt Nettverk nr. 4:1995, pp. 24-27 (cf. 6:1995, pp. 88-89).

INTER-RELIGIOUS DIALOGUE IN ISRAEL/PALESTINE:
"To dialogsenter ved Jerusalem", in Midt-Østen Forum nr. 1:1995, pp. 10-15.

HOLY SPIRIT IN ISLAM:
Heilag Ånd i islam?, in Ånden blåser dit den vil (eds. G.Hellemo and N.J. Riedl), Det teologiske fakultet, Oslo 1995, pp. 187-198. See web-version.

1994

IMAGES OF CHRIST IN ISLAM:
"Kristus i islam", in Norsk Tidsskrift for Misjon nr. 1:1994, pp. 3-14.

1993

COMMUNAL ETHICS IN A MULTI-CULTURAL SOCIETY:
Fellesskapsetikk i et flerkulturelt Norge, in Inge Eidsvåg (ed.): "Fellesskapsetikk i et flerkulturelt Norge" (Nansenskolens Årbok 1993), Universitetsforlaget 1993, pp. 33-128.

THE CHILDREN OF ABRAHAM: CHRISTIAN-MUSLIM ENCOUNTERS IN NORWAY:
"Abrahams barn. Møtet mellom kristne og muslimar i Norge", in Syn og Segn nr. 4:1993, pp. 305-315.

ENCOUNTER WITH ISLAM - IN EUROPE AND NORWAY:
"Møtet med islam - i Europa og i Norge", in Kirke og Kultur nr. 1:1993, pp. 65-72.

1992

CHURCH AND SCHOOL IN A MULTI-RELIGIOUS SOCIETY:
"Samarbeid mellom kyrkje og skule i eit multireligiøst samfunn", in Sissel Østberg (red.): Koranen, Bibelen eller Mønsterplanen? Om verdipluralismen i den flerkulturelle skole, Cappelen, Oslo 1992, pp. 87-94.

CHRISTIANS AND MUSLIMS - ENEMIES OR KIN:
"Kristne og muslimer - frender eller fiender? Hva gjør vi hverandre til i nærmiljøet?" in Norsk Tidsskrift for Misjon nr. 1:1992, pp. 22-28.

1991

RELIGION AND CULTURE IN THE ENCOUNTER WITH IMMIGRANTS:
Religion och kultur i möte med invandrare och flyktingar, (in Swedish), in "Vår gemensama framtid", ed. Stig Lundström, Universitetsförlaget Dialogos, Lund 1991, pp. 362-377.

DEDICATION – REFLECTIONS BETWEEN ISLAM AND CHRIST:
"Hengivelse.
Tankar mellom islam og Kristus", in Norsk Tidsskrift for Misjon nr. 4:1991, pp. 230-232.

POLITICAL ISLAM AND CHRISTIAN LIBERATION THEOLOGY:
"Islam på offensiven" (i dialog med kristen frigjeringsteologi), in Syn og Segn nr. 4:1991, pp. 375-386.

THE IMAGE OF CHRIST IN ISLAM AND CHRISTIANITY:
"Kristusbiletet i islam og kristendom", in Norsk Tidsskrift for Misjon nr. 3:1991, pp. 166-176.

TRUTH AND TOLERANCE IN A MULTI-CULTURAL SOCIETY:
"Den eine sanne tru i eit fleirkulturelt samfunn", in Kirke og Kultur nr. 4:1991, pp. 316-322.

DIALOGUE AND DIACONIA IN THE INNER CITY:
"Dialog og diakoni i møte med muslimer i indre by", i Diakonos 4: 1991, s. 4-9.

1989                                                               

THE MEANING OF "DOUBT" IN RUSHDIE'S "THE SATANIC VERSES":
"Var det sjel i hans tvil?" (om Rushdies "Sataniske vers"), in Syn og Segn nr. 4:1989, pp. 312-319.

ISLAM IN NORWAY:
"Islam i Norge", in Teologi for Menigheten, 4:1989, pp. 1-3.

1987

THE RELIGIOUS VALUES OF THE IMMIGRANTS AND STATE RELIGION IN THE NORDIC COUNTRIES:
"Innvandrarane sine religiøse verdiar og statsreligionane i Norden",in Teologi for Menigheten 10:1987, pp. 11-17.


REPORTS:

RELIGION AND BELIEF IN MULTICULTURAL NORWAY:
"Tru og livssyn i det fleirkulturelle Norge", a report to the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development, September 2003, 19 pp.

Report From a Delegation Visit to Indonesia by the Oslo Coalition on Freedom of Religion or Belief, July-August 2002 (published by the Oslo Coalition, 35pp)

En levende jord i krise – Et felles kall til åndelig oppvåkning. Et hefte om økologi, religion og spiritualitet. Eds. Oddbjørn Leirvik and Øyvind Solum. Oslo: Emmaus and Alternativt Nettverk 1994, 34 pp – see excerpts in English: Our Living Earth in Crisis – A Joint Call for a Spiritual Awakening.

COMMUNAL ETHICS IN MULTICULTURAL NORWAY:

"Fellesskapsetikk i et flerkulturelt Norge", pp. 33-128 in Inge Eidsvåg (ed.): Fellesskapsetikk i et flerkulturelt Norge. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget 1993. See list of contents.

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