Centre for Theology and Religious Studies

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


Born 1980, PhD in Global Christianity and Interreligious Relations (2016).

I have a broad interest in religious studies and in religion in relation to culture, society and politics. My studies have taken me from Jönköping, to Lund, Beirut, Malmö and Jerusalem before returning to Lund again for the doctoral program. My PhD dissertation focuses on several aspects of religion that have long interested me: religious meaning making, questions of identity, and how the relationships between religion and other cultural phenomena are being shaped and re-shaped in contemporary contexts. In it these questions are explored through an ethnographic study of evangelical volunteers in Jerusalem.

Other related areas of interest are Evangelical Christianity, religious life stories (particularly conversion stories), Christian language ideologies, the Anthropology of Christianity and the construction of religious identities in relation to modernity.



Books (1)
Articles (2)
Book chapters (2)
Conference contributions (3)
Reviews (2)

Research portal (Lund University)


Teaching autumn 2019

Other tasks and qualifications


Senior Lecturer, Jönköping University, 2018-

Religion and Politics, SASH49, Centre for Theology and Religious Studies Lund University, 2015-2016.

Global Christianity, KRMB12 7.5 ECTS, Centre for Theology and Religious Studies Lund University, 2013.

History of Religions: Fundamentalism - Text Use and Historiography in World Religions, RHIB54 7.5 ECTS, Centre for Theology and Religious Studies Lund University, 2011.

Intercultural Encounters, LCEB19 7.5 ECTS, School of Education and Communication, Jönköping University, 2010.

Other appointments:

Secretary, International Association for Mission Studies, 2017-

Secretary, Nordic Institute for Missiological and Ecumenical Research, 2012-2017

Conference secretary for International Association of Mission Studies European conference in Helsinki 2014 "Mission and Money - Mission in the Context of Global Inequalitites"

Aron Engberg

Church and Mission Studies
Centre for Theology and Religious Studies

Contact information

E-mail aron.engbergctr.luse

Phone +46 46 222 94 63

Visiting address Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Postal address Box 192, 221 00 Lund

Internal post code 30