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Svensson, J. (2020). [Review of] The Bloomsbury Handbook of the Cultural and Cognitive Aesthetics of Religion: edited by Anne Koch and Katharina Wilkens, London, Bloomsbury Academic, 2019, xviii + 354 pp., US$134.00 (hardback), ISBN 978 1 3500 6671 7 [Review]. Religion, 1-3
Open this publication in new window or tab >>[Review of] The Bloomsbury Handbook of the Cultural and Cognitive Aesthetics of Religion: edited by Anne Koch and Katharina Wilkens, London, Bloomsbury Academic, 2019, xviii + 354 pp., US$134.00 (hardback), ISBN 978 1 3500 6671 7
2020 (English)In: Religion, ISSN 0048-721X, E-ISSN 1096-1151, p. 1-3Article, book review (Other academic) Epub ahead of print
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis Group, 2020
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
Humanities, Study of Religions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-91025 (URN)10.1080/0048721X.2019.1709034 (DOI)000505452500001 ()
Available from: 2020-01-20 Created: 2020-01-20 Last updated: 2020-05-05
Svensson, J. (2019). Anmeldelse : Jonathan H. Turner, Alexandra Maryanski, Anders Klostergaard Petersen & Armin W. Geertz, The Emergence and Evolution of Religion: By Means of Natural Selection, Routledge 2018, 285 s. [Review]. Religionsvidenskapeligt Tidsskrift, 69, 260-262
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Anmeldelse : Jonathan H. Turner, Alexandra Maryanski, Anders Klostergaard Petersen & Armin W. Geertz, The Emergence and Evolution of Religion: By Means of Natural Selection, Routledge 2018, 285 s.
2019 (Swedish)In: Religionsvidenskapeligt Tidsskrift, ISSN 0108-1993, E-ISSN 1904-8181, Vol. 69, p. 260-262Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Aarhus University, 2019
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
Humanities, Study of Religions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-91220 (URN)10.7146/rt.v0i69.112780 (DOI)
Available from: 2020-01-24 Created: 2020-01-24 Last updated: 2020-03-09Bibliographically approved
Svensson, J. (2019). Computing Qur'ans: A Suggestion for a Digital Humanities Approach to the Question of Interrelations between English Qur'an Translations. Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, 30(2), 211-229
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Computing Qur'ans: A Suggestion for a Digital Humanities Approach to the Question of Interrelations between English Qur'an Translations
2019 (English)In: Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, ISSN 0959-6410, E-ISSN 1469-9311, Vol. 30, no 2, p. 211-229Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The present article is primarily intended as a methodological contribution to Islamic Studies providing an example of how the power of computer-aided text analysis can benefit the field. The data consists of a set of 51 lexicons created out of translations of the Qur'an into English. The analysis applies simple programming to calculate the lexical overlap between translations and uses the results in a preliminary discussion of possible influence of earlier on later translations. The results are compared with conclusions arrived at in previous research on the interrelationship between translations and are also used to identify and suggest new areas for in-depth studies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis Group, 2019
Keywords
English Qur'an translations, lexical influence, digital humanities, computer-aided text analysis
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
Humanities, Study of Religions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-84525 (URN)10.1080/09596410.2019.1603414 (DOI)000467940300002 ()2-s2.0-85065797808 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-06-05 Created: 2019-06-05 Last updated: 2019-08-29Bibliographically approved
Svensson, J. (2019). Size Matters!: Miniature Mushafs and the Landscape of Affordances. In: Kristina Myrvold, Dorina Miller Parmenter (Ed.), Miniature Books: The Format and Function of Tiny Religious Texts (pp. 158-176). Sheffield: Equinox Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Size Matters!: Miniature Mushafs and the Landscape of Affordances
2019 (English)In: Miniature Books: The Format and Function of Tiny Religious Texts / [ed] Kristina Myrvold, Dorina Miller Parmenter, Sheffield: Equinox Publishing, 2019, p. 158-176Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this chapter is to address the question of why miniature Qur'ans have been and still are desirable objects. The question is approached with the help of the concept of "affordances" (Gibson 1986; Knappett 2005), or the different "action possibilities" that material objects present to different organisms, including humans. Affordances are relational in character, and dependent upon the organism's anatomical, psychological, and in the case of a human, cultural and social set-up and contexts. The concept of affordances is combined with James W. Watts' theoretical distinction between three different dimensions (semantic, performative, and iconic) of how humans interact with and relate to sacred texts. The result is a set of possible, and not necessarily mutually exclusive, explanations why miniature Qur'ans are desirable objects, in what contexts, and to whom.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sheffield: Equinox Publishing, 2019
Series
Comparative Research on Iconic and Performative Texts
Keywords
Qur'an, mushaf, minatures, affordances
National Category
History of Religions Religious Studies
Research subject
Humanities, Study of Religions; Humanities, Study of Religions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-89740 (URN)9781781798607 (ISBN)9781781798614 (ISBN)9781781798621 (ISBN)
Note

Artikeln tidigare publicerad i tidsskrift Postscripts 2013 (faktiskt publiceringsår 2018).

Available from: 2019-10-21 Created: 2019-10-21 Last updated: 2020-02-18Bibliographically approved
Svensson, J. (2019). Tar ställning mot islamistisk aktivism [Review]. Respons : recensionstidskrift för humaniora & samhällsvetenskap (1)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Tar ställning mot islamistisk aktivism
2019 (Swedish)In: Respons : recensionstidskrift för humaniora & samhällsvetenskap, ISSN 2001-2292, no 1Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Abstract [sv]

I islamologen Eli Göndörs bok varvas religionsvetenskap med personliga åsikter. Han tar på moraliska grunder ställning mot islamistisk aktivism, vilket gör att resonemangen i boken skiljer sig från den akademiska diskussionen. Trots vissa brister är boken ett välkommet försök att sprida forskning till en bredare allmänhet.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Tidskriften Respons, 2019
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
Humanities, Study of Religions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-91219 (URN)
Note

Review of I Guds namn – Om våld och politik inom Islam, Eli Göndör, Fri Tanke, 237 sidor, ISBN 9789188589163

Available from: 2020-01-24 Created: 2020-01-24 Last updated: 2020-03-10Bibliographically approved
Svensson, J. (2019). The Multifaceted Scripture: Patterns, Conflicts, and Ambiguities in Muslim Ways of Relating to the Qur'an. In: Elness-Hanson, Beth & Skarpeid, Jon (Ed.), A Critical Study of Classical Religious Texts in Global Contexts: Challenges of a Changing World (pp. 101-118). New York: Peter Lang Publishing Group
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Multifaceted Scripture: Patterns, Conflicts, and Ambiguities in Muslim Ways of Relating to the Qur'an
2019 (English)In: A Critical Study of Classical Religious Texts in Global Contexts: Challenges of a Changing World / [ed] Elness-Hanson, Beth & Skarpeid, Jon, New York: Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2019, p. 101-118Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2019
Keywords
Islam, Qur'an, Muslim Practice, Contagion, Mentalization, Sacredness
National Category
Religious Studies History of Religions
Research subject
Humanities, Study of Religions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-90265 (URN)978-1-4331-5443-0 (ISBN)978-1-4331-5441-6 (ISBN)
Projects
The Colonial and Post-Colonial Qur'an
Available from: 2019-11-26 Created: 2019-11-26 Last updated: 2020-01-16Bibliographically approved
Svensson, J. (2019). Vardaglig religiositet i dess mångfald [Review]. Respons : recensionstidskrift för humaniora & samhällsvetenskap (4)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vardaglig religiositet i dess mångfald
2019 (Swedish)In: Respons : recensionstidskrift för humaniora & samhällsvetenskap, ISSN 2001-2292, no 4Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Abstract [sv]

I denna genomgående välskrivna och intressanta antologi är utgångspunkten att religion måste studeras i hela sin mångfald. I centrum står vardaglig religiositet, oavsett om den passar in i den mall som religiösa experter ställer upp eller inte. Studier av levd religion är viktiga, men fältet är potentiellt enormt och bidragen i antologin riskerar att snabbt bli daterade.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Tidskriften Respons, 2019
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
Humanities, Study of Religions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-91218 (URN)
Note

Review of Levd religion – Det heliga i vardagen, Daniel Enstedt & Katarina Plank (red.), Nordic Academic Press, 352 sidor, ISBN 9789188661784

Available from: 2020-01-24 Created: 2020-01-24 Last updated: 2020-03-10Bibliographically approved
Svensson, J. (2018). Islamic education in East Africa. In: Holger Daun, Reza Arjmand (Ed.), Handbook of Islamic Education: (pp. 651-672). Cham: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Islamic education in East Africa
2018 (English)In: Handbook of Islamic Education / [ed] Holger Daun, Reza Arjmand, Cham: Springer, 2018, p. 651-672Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

During its prosperous phase, Islam spread to North Africa, where a total Islamization and Arabization took place, and the coastal areas of East Africa, where a new synthesis of the Perso-Arabic and Bantu languages and cultures emerged. East Africa has considerably higher rate of enrolment in primary and secondary education, and therefore Qur’ānic schools have tended to be relegated to complementary nonformal education or preschool institutions. In the former case, a deterioration has sometimes taken place so that the teaching and learning processes consist of rituals including a large proportion of pre-Islamic elements. Also, a prolongation of schooling has occurred in some places, a fact implying that children first attend Qur’ānic education for a couple of years and then primary (and secondary) education or vice versa. Most of the Qur’ānic teachers do not have any other income than the produce supplied by the pupils in their fields and the gifts they receive from the parents of the pupils. Qur’ānic schools are sustained by and continue to operate and expand due to the help of the community and parents.

A few, more sophisticated or developed institutions of Islamic education may be found in East Africa; the dirāsahs in Tanzania and some Qur’ānic schools in Uganda may be mentioned as examples. Islamic education in a district of Kenya will serve as an example illustrating the nature of such education in East Africa.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Springer, 2018
Series
International Handbooks of Religion and Education, ISSN 1874-0049 ; 7
Keywords
Islam, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Education, IRE
National Category
Religious Studies History of Religions Educational Sciences
Research subject
Humanities, Study of Religions; Pedagogics and Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-69020 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-53620-0_39-1 (DOI)978-3-319-53620-0 (ISBN)
Projects
Islamic education and social development in Kisumu, Kenya
Available from: 2017-11-28 Created: 2017-11-28 Last updated: 2019-06-25Bibliographically approved
Svensson, J. (2018). Shaykher, sayyider och Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Prestigebaserad auktoritet, karisma och socialt lärande. In: Mats Trondman, Malin Lennartsson (Ed.), Auktoritet: (pp. 215-238). Göteborg: Daidalos
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Shaykher, sayyider och Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Prestigebaserad auktoritet, karisma och socialt lärande
2018 (Swedish)In: Auktoritet / [ed] Mats Trondman, Malin Lennartsson, Göteborg: Daidalos, 2018, p. 215-238Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Daidalos, 2018
Keywords
Karisma, auktoritet, socialt lärande, islam, evolutionspsykologi
National Category
Religious Studies History of Religions
Research subject
Humanities, Study of Religions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-77211 (URN)9789171735386 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-08-21 Created: 2018-08-21 Last updated: 2018-11-16Bibliographically approved
Svensson, J. (2018). Vi har hämnats Profeten!: Kognitionsvetenskaplig religionsforskning i analys av reaktioner på Muhammedkarikatyrer. DIN: tidsskrift for religion og kultur (1), 158-183
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vi har hämnats Profeten!: Kognitionsvetenskaplig religionsforskning i analys av reaktioner på Muhammedkarikatyrer
2018 (Swedish)In: DIN: tidsskrift for religion og kultur, ISSN 1501-9934, E-ISSN 2387-6735, no 1, p. 158-183Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The present article takes on a challenge posed by Håkan Rydving in acritique of the cognitive science of religion, published in Temenos vol44, 2008. Here, Rydving questions the usefulness of the cognitivescience of religion for analysing certain phenomena, among them”different Muslim reactions to the drawings of the Prophet Muhammadin the Danish newspaper Jyllandsposten”. Using diverse Muslimreactions to caricatures of the Prophet as a starting point, the presentarticle places these reactions in a theoretical framework ofcontemporary research on sacred values, devoted actors and identityfusion, as parts of ordinary human social cognition. The argument isthat models of how the human mind works, contrary to Rydving’ssuggestion, are highly relevant for the study of religions and form animportant contribution to a collective academic endeavour to understandand explain human cultural phenomena on multiple levels of analysis.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bergen: Novus Forlag, 2018
Keywords
kognitionsvetenskaplig religionsforskning, heliga värden, hängivna aktörer, identitetsfusion, Muhammedkarikatyrer
National Category
Religious Studies History of Religions
Research subject
Humanities, Study of Religions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-79971 (URN)
Available from: 2019-01-28 Created: 2019-01-28 Last updated: 2019-07-08Bibliographically approved
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