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MF CASR Lunch with Ulrich Schmiedel and Hannah Strømmen

How (Not) to Respond to the Rise of the Far Right

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Date/time: 
26.01.2021 - 11:30 to 12:00

The far right is on the rise across Europe, pushing a battle scenario in which Islam clashes with Christianity as much as Christianity clashes with Islam. In their new book, The Claim to Christianity: Responding to the Far Right, Ulrich Schmiedel and Hannah Strømmen examine the theologies that emerge in the far right across Europe, concentrating on Norway, Germany and Great Britain. They explore how churches in these three countries have been complicit, complacent or critical of the far right. In this talk, Schmiedel and Strømmen share insights from their new book, encouraging a creative and collaborative theological response to the rise of the far right, both inside and outside churches.

Ulrich Schmiedel is Lecturer in Theology, Politics and Ethics at the University of Edinburgh, UK.
Hannah Strømmen is Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies at the University of Chichester, UK.