Centre for Theology and Religious Studies

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


born in 1965. In 2009 I was appointed the first Krister Stendahl Professor of Theology of Religions at the Centre for Theology and Religious Studies at Lund University. After undergraduate studies in Religious Studies at Lund University, I studied for two semesters in Jerusalem (Swedish Theological Institute and Hebrew University) and commenced my doctoral studies. In 2000 I defended my doctoral thesis which explored early Jewish-Christian relations. In Theology of Religions we study the relationships between various religions traditions. How do, e.g., Jews, Christians and Muslims look upon each other? How has it been in history, how is it now -- and how can it be improved in the future? I am the President of the Vetenskapssocieteten, one of the three learned societies in Lund.


About the research

After my doctoral dissertation "Mark and Mission: Mk 7:1-23 in Its Narrative and Historical Contexts" (2000), I have written and edited several books on narrative and interreligious aspects of the Bible and also the Gospel of Thomas.


Books (10)
Editorships (4)
Articles (7)
Book chapters (20)
Conference contributions (2)
Reviews (8)
Articles in specialist publications and popular press (9)
Supervision at Lund University (2)

Research portal (Lund University)

Jesper Svartvik

Church and Mission Studies
Centre for Theology and Religious Studies

Contact information

E-mail jesper.svartvikctr.luse

Phone +46 46 222 37 65

Room LUX:B226

Visiting address Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Postal address Box 192, 221 00 Lund

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