Fredrik Saxegaard, cand. theol

Head of Ministry Department/Assoc. Prof.

Practical Theology

Phone: 22590571
Mobile: 95081727
Office: 461


My primary research interest is situated in the triad between professional theory, pastoral theology and leadership studies. I have contributed to the field through a dissertation about parish priests as contributors to leadership in The Church of Norway, and through articles about pastoral theology as academic discipline between traditional theological perspectives and empirical professional theory. In extension, I am interested in the relationship between higher education and professional (pastoral in particular) knowledge. I also teach homiletics and rhetoric. I am currently engaged in a project about youth, religion and recruitment to church professions.


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Newest scientific publications

  • Saxegaard, F. (2019). Den fantastiske jobben som ikke frister : kirkeaktive ungdommers ambivalente forhold til kirkelige profesjoner. Tidsskrift for praktisk teologi, 36(1), s. 4 - 16. ISSN: 1893-4773
  • Saxegaard, F. (2016). Pastoralteologiens samtalepartnere : om pastoralteologi som praktisk-teologisk disiplin etter den empiriske vendingen. Tidsskrift for praktisk teologi, 33(2), s. 34 - 44. ISSN: 1893-4773
  • Saxegaard, F. (2009). Presten som symboliserende, strategisk og samhandlende leder : en modell for sokneprestens lederskap i folkekirken. Halvårsskrift for praktisk teologi, 26(2), s. 17 - 28. ISSN: 0800-6857