b. 1982, Master of Fine Arts in Church Music, Master of Arts (Music), Master of Theology, Concert Organist Diploma.
From my background as church musician, organ recitalist and researcher in religion I'm interested in the intersections between aesthetics, art, philosophy and theology. I want to give specific attention to questions of music and theology/philosophy.
I hold a conviction that aesthetics is a necessary and vital component of every epistemology, not least for anthropological reasons, and that this is true even in the religious sphere. Through aesthetics traditional notions of the supremacy of language can be questioned and the practice of theology interpreted afresh in light of sense perception, embodiment and art.
In the rapidly growing research field of theological aesthetics I highlight the thinking of Friedrich Schleiermacher where anthropology, art, language and theology share in fruitful interplay.
Other tasks and qualifications
Board of Centre for Theology and Religious Studies, 2009-2010.
Board for Third-cycle Studies (Research education), Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology, 2011-
Affiliate Research Fellow, School of Critical Studies(Theology), University of Glasgow, 2010.
Organizer of the Symposium "Religion as a form of art", in honour of emeritus archbishop Prof. KG Hammar, april 2011.
Currently guest researcher at the Humboldt University, Berlin, oct. 2012-
Membership of Scholarly associations:
American Academy of Religion
Swedish Society of Musicology