Jan-Olav Henriksen, dr.philos. & dr. theol.

Professor

Systematic Theology

Phone: 22590534
Mobile: 90507878
Office: 340

Presentation

Henriksen is Research Director for systematic theology, and teaches and does research in all areas of that discipline, although his main subject is Philosophy of religion. He has supervised more than 25 doctoral students for their PhD, and has presently 9 PhD-students under supervision, in addition to master students. His present research topic focuses on different dimensions in understanding the relationship between God and human experience, as well as on religion interpreted from a pragmaticist angle. He also holds a keen interest in the conditions for religion in a post-secular society.

Publications

An overview of total production (cristin.no)

Selected publications

  • Henriksen, J.-O. (2017). Å ødelegge seg selv : om religionens og moralens mørke sider. Skapelsesnåde. Festskrift til Svein Aage Christoffersen, s. 213 - 227. Novus Forlag. ISBN: 978-82-7099-880-7
  • Henriksen, J.-O. & Sandnes, K. O. (2016). Jesus as healer : a Gospel for the body. William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. ISBN: 9780802873316
  • Henriksen, J.-O. (2016). Everyday Religion as Orientation and Transformation: a Challenge to Theology. Nordic Journal of Religion and Society, 29(1), s. 36 - 51. ISSN: 0809-7291
  • Henriksen, J.-O. (2016). God in Martin Luther. Religion: Oxford Research Encyclopedias, s. 1 - 22. Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780199340378
  • Henriksen, J.-O. (2016). God revealed through human agency – Divine agency and embodied practices of faith, hope, and love. Neue Zeitschrift Für Systematische Theologie und Religionsphilosophie, 58(4), s. 453 - 472. ISSN: 0028-3517
  • Henriksen, J.-O. (2016). Mangfold og tvetydighet : aktuelle blikk på religion. Portal forlag. ISBN: 978-82-8314-074-3
  • Henriksen, J.-O. (2015). A new basis for natural religion? Recent explanations of religion and their challenges to contemporary philosophy of religion. Neue Zeitschrift Für Systematische Theologie und Religionsphilosophie, 57(4), s. 464 - 482. ISSN: 0028-3517
  • Henriksen, J.-O. (2014). Life, love, and hope : God and human experience. William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. ISBN: 978-0-8028-7149-7
  • Henriksen, J.-O. (2014). Struggling with change: The predicament of evolution and change for religious traditions. Neue Zeitschrift Für Systematische Theologie und Religionsphilosophie, 19(4), s. 441 - 453. ISSN: 0028-3517
  • Henriksen, J.-O. (2014). The Role of Experience in the Assessment of Human Nature. Theology and Science, 12(4), s. 324 - 337. ISSN: 1474-6700
  • Henriksen, J.-O. (2014). Challenges to the Traditional Christian Concept of History. Zygon, 49(4), s. 855 - 874. ISSN: 0591-2385
  • Henriksen, J.-O. & Pabst, K. (2013). Uventet og ubedt. Universitetsforlaget. ISBN: 978-82-15-02155-3
  • Henriksen, J.-O. (2013). Relating God and the self : dynamic interplay. Ashgate. ISBN: 978-1-4094-6548-5
  • Henriksen, J.-O. (2013). Revelation between cognitive science of religion and dialectical theology. Theology and Science, 11(4), s. 356 - 369. ISSN: 1474-6700
  • Henriksen, J.-O. (2013). Distinct, unique, or separate? : challenges to theological anthropology and soteriology in light of human evolution. Studia Theologica, 67(2), s. 166 - 183. ISSN: 0039-338X
  • (2012). Crisis and change : religion, ethics and theology under late modern conditions. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN: 9781443837491
  • Henriksen, J.-O. (2011). Finitude and theological anthropology : an interdisciplinary exploration into theological dimensions of finitude. Peeters Publishers. ISBN: 978-90-429-2458-1
  • Henriksen, J.-O. (2011). Religion : mellom troens isolasjon og uvitenhetens forakt. Cappelen Damm Høyskoleforlaget. ISBN: 978-82-7634-911-5
  • Christoffersen, S. A. & Henriksen, J.-O. (2010). Religionens livstolkning. Innføring i kristendommens religionsfilosofi. Universitetsforlaget. ISBN: 978-82-15-01749-5
  • Henriksen, J.-O. (2010). Eros and/as desire - a theological affirmation : Paul Tillich read in the light of Jean-Luc Marion's The Erotic Phenomenon. Modern Theology, 26(2), s. 220 - 242. ISSN: 0266-7177
  • Henriksen, J.-O. (2009). Menneskesyn : historisk arv og fortsat aktualitet. Klim. ISBN: 9788779555754
  • Henriksen, J.-O. (2009). Desire, gift, and recognition : Christology and postmodern philosophy. William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. ISBN: 9780802863713
  • Henriksen, J.-O. (2007). Teologi i dag : samvittighet og selvkritikk. Fagbokforlaget. ISBN: 9788245006179
  • (2005). Mykere kristendom? Sørlandsreligion i endring. Fagbokforlaget. Search in Cristin...

Newest scientific publications

  • Henriksen, J.-O. (2019). Empirically Informed Theology : On Theology in an Interdisciplinary Context. Political Religion, Everyday Religion : Sociological Trends, s. 119 - 125. ISBN: 978-90-04-39796-5
  • Henriksen, J.-O. (2019). Christianity as Distinct Practices : A Complicated Relationship. T&T Clark. ISBN: 978-0-567-68327-4
  • Henriksen, J.-O. & Sandnes, K. O. (2018). The Vulnerable Human and the Absent God : the Stories about Gethsemane as a Possible Source for Theological Anthropology. Kerygma und Dogma: Zeitschrift für theologische Forschung und kirchliche Lehre, 64(3), s. 163 - 177. ISSN: 0023-0707
  • Henriksen, J.-O. (2018). Three perspectives on Resurrection: Revelation, Experience, Recognition. Neue Zeitschrift Für Systematische Theologie und Religionsphilosophie, 60(3), s. 321 - 341. ISSN: 0028-3517
  • Henriksen, J.-O. (2018). Love as the Power with which God Shapes the World : Theological Anthropology and Human Experience. Louvain Studies, 41(3), s. 269 - 285. ISSN: 0024-6964
  • Henriksen, J.-O. (2017). Å ødelegge seg selv : om religionens og moralens mørke sider. Skapelsesnåde. Festskrift til Svein Aage Christoffersen, s. 213 - 227. Novus Forlag. ISBN: 978-82-7099-880-7
  • Henriksen, J.-O. (2017). Utfordringer for teologisk arbeid med menneskerettighetene. Forsking og menneskerettar, s. 123 - 129. Novus Forlag. ISBN: 978-82-7099-884-5
  • Henriksen, J.-O. (2017). Religion as Orientation and Transformation : A Maximalist Theory. Mohr Siebeck. ISBN: 978-3-16-155098-0
  • Henriksen, J.-O. (2017). The Economic Trinity and Creation. Reformation Theology for a Post-Secular Age. Løgstrup,Prenter, Wingren and the Future of Scandinavian Creation Theology, s. 229 - 239. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. ISBN: 978-3-525-60458-8
  • Henriksen, J.-O. (2017). The Experience of God and the World: Christianity’s Reasons for Considering Panentheism a Viable Option. Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science, 52(4), s. 1080 - 1097. ISSN: 0591-2385

Education and professional practice

0Div.kortere og lengre studie- og forskningsopphold Tyskland (1985-86, 1988, 1990), Storbritannia (2000, 2015), USA (Princeton, 1999,2001,2003, 2005) og Nederland (2017)
1982Cand. theol. MF
1984 - 1985Sivilarbeider og konsulent i Mellomkirkelig Råd for Den norske kirke.
1984Mag. art. i filosofi UiO
1987 - 1990NAVF-stipendiat
1990 - 1991Førstelektor MF
1990Dr. theol. UiO
1991 - 1994Dosent og professor i systematisk teologi ved distriktshøyskolen i Volda
1994 - presentProfessor i systematisk teologi ved Menighetsfakultetet , fra 2002 med særlig vekt på religionsfilosofi
2000Alan Richardson Fellow, University of Durham, UK
2002Dr. philos. UiO
2002 - presentProfessor i religion med vekt på religion i det postindustrielle samfunnet ved Universitetet i Agder
2006 - presentForsker ved Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton, New Jersey 2006-07 og 2012-13.
2009 - 2012Leder for den tverrinsitusjonelle Forskerskolen Religion Values Society
2013 - 2017Forskningsdekan MF
2017 - 2018Gjesteforsker, St Benets Hall, Oxford University, UK

Positions

1991 - 1998Medlem i Komiteen for Internasjonale spørsmål under Mellomkirkelig råd
1998 - 2004Styremedlem Institutt for sjelesorg, Modum Bad
1999 - 2003Leder Teologisk Nemnd under Mellomkirkelig Råd
2005 - 2009Editor in Chief Studia Theologica - Nordic Journal of Theology
2005 - 2007Medlem i LWF Task force on Marriage, Family and Human Sexuality
2006 - 2010Medlem i Den norske kirkes lærenemnd
2007 - 2012Medlem Arts and Humanities Research Council Steering Commmitte Religion and Society, UK
2010 - presentMember of the editorial board Studia Theologica - Nordic Journal of Theology
2011 - presentMember, Advisory Board of Dialog - A Journal of Theology (US)
2012 - presentMedlem, Bispemøtets teologiske råd
2013 - 2017Medlem i Forskningsutvalget i UHR
2013 - 2017Forskningsdekan, Menighetsfakultetet
2013Co-Editor, Nordic Studies in Theologiy (LIT Verlag) -
2014Co-Editor, Religion, Theology and the Sciences (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht) -