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Henriksen, Jan-Olav

Works: 61 works in 218 publications in 6 languages and 2,958 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Church history  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Redactor, Creator, Other
Classifications: BL51, 210.922
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jan-Olav Henriksen
Crisis and change : religion, ethics and theology under late modern conditions by Jan-Olav Henriksen( )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A common basis for the project on which this volume is based is that one cannot understand religion and ethics without paying attention to the different contexts in, and by means of which, these cultural elements are expressed. This approach makes both religion and ethics liquid, and allows us to see them as based on specific contingencies rather than as expressions of some essential features. The changing societal and cultural conditions in late modern Western societies pose new challenges for established religion, theology and ethics: Not only does religion itself appear to be in some kind of crisis, but also many of the established ways of understanding and doing religion, theology and ethics appear obsolete, inadequate or dated. Against such a backdrop, the articles in the present volume represent attempts to rethink theology and religion with regard to these late modern conditions. The volume is the result of a joint undertaking of two research groups, one based in à ... bo, Finland, and the other in Oslo, Norway, which have since 2006 focused on exploring the contextual character of theology in understanding both Christian belief and Christian ethics. The challenge of the idea that Christianity appears in new ways and in new contexts, and of investigating what that means, is pursued in various ways
Relating God and the self : dynamic interplay by Jan-Olav Henriksen( )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion is not only about understanding the world - it is just as much about how to develop and shape the self's experience of itself. Because the religious self is shaped by our symbols of God - and symbols of God are also shaped by the self, theology and philosophy of religion cannot ignore this interplay, or the psychological dimension, when they discuss what symbols of God are adequate and not. By discussing critically different ways the symbol of God functions in the formation of the self, the book develops a nuanced and original approach to the interplay between God and the self. It suggests that play is actually an important metaphor in order to develop a dynamic understanding of religion's way of relating God and the Self. This approach challenges understandings of religion focussing only its cognitive claims, as well as those who emphasize doctrinal orthodoxy as the most important element in religion
The reconstruction of religion : Lessing, Kierkegaard, and Niezsche by Jan-Olav Henriksen( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jesus as healer : a gospel for the body by Jan-Olav Henriksen( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Healings and miracles play a prominent role in the New Testament accounts of Jesus' life and ministry. In the Western Christian tradition, however, Jesus' works of healing tend to be downplayed and understood as little more than a demonstration of his divine power. In this book Jan-Olav Henriksen and Karl Olav Sandnes draw on both contemporary systematic theology and New Testament scholarship to challenge and investigate the reasons for that oversight. They constructively consider what it can mean for Christian theology today to understand Jesus as a healer, to embrace fully the embodied character of the Christian faith, and to recognize the many ways in which God can still be seen to have a healing presence in the world
Desire, gift, and recognition : christology and postmodern philosophy by Jan-Olav Henriksen( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A major work in the philosophy of religion, this book interprets the Jesus story in terms of postmodern philosophy, particularly using Jacques Derrida's categories of "desire," "gift," and "recognition." Author Jan-Olav Henriksen also attempts to reformulate Christology without resorting to such metaphysical concepts as substance, transcendence, etc. While not denying traditional doctrines, Henriksen explicates the meaning of Jesus' life and death in ways that engage contemporary philosophy and challenge contemporary (academic) Christians to rethink the basics of their faith; and he outlines the possibility of a "post-metaphysical Christology."" "Henriksen's book is a clearly reasoned guide not only to the argument that Christology still has something to say to contemporary believers but also to ways in which theologians must learn to reconnect to everyday human experience."--Jacket
Saving desire : the seduction of Christian theology( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life, love, and hope : God and human experience by Jan-Olav Henriksen( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking both knowledge of evolution and belief in God as Creator into account, Henriksen's Life, Love, and Hope articulates a vision for understanding the relationship between God and human experience in contemporary terms. Henriksen maintains that evolutionary theory does not account for all that can and must be said about human life and experience. Conversely, he also argues that any belief in God as Creator can be informed and deepened by knowledge of evolution.--Publisher's website
Religion as orientation and transformation : a maximalist theory by Jan-Olav Henriksen( Book )

11 editions published in 2017 in English and German and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Acknowledgements -- Table of Contents -- Introduction: A maximalist theory -- The structure of the book -- Chapter 1: Religions in and beyond philosophy of religion -- The impossibility of a neutral approach to religion -- Challenges for a philosophical approach to religions -- Religion: orientation, transformation and legitimizing of practices -- Chapter 2: Religion as symbolically mediated experience of things set apart -- The world is full of signs: Peirce's semiotic theory -- Semiotics of orientation and religion: Dalferth -- Things we deem religious: Ann Taves -- Chapter 3: Natural religion on new terms? -- The realms of experience -- A maximalist approach: a critical view of CSR explanations of religions -- Natural religion is not natural religion as it used to be -- Schleiermacher as a model for assessing natural religion? -- From explanation to understanding of religion -- Nathaniel Barrett's critique of the computational model -- Conclusion -- Chapter 4: Religion, Orientation, and Transformation in the Social World -- Woodhead: Different dimensions in religions -- Religion as culture -- Religion as identity -- Religion as relationship -- Religion as practice -- Religion as power -- Implications for a philosophy of religion -- Chapter 5: Religion as experienced in the personal realm: Emotions and Self-psychology -- Heinz Kohut on the Self: Affirmation and idealization as a basis for orientation and transformation -- Orchestrating religious emotions: Ole Riis and Linda Woodhead -- Emotional regimes -- Emotional, embodied experience -- Emotional experience as symbolically mediated -- Transcendence and emotional regimes -- Emotion: Orientation and transformation -- Conclusion -- How religious symbols work: Attachment theory -- The other in the personal realm: Beyond personal boundaries
Christianity as distinct practices : a complicated relationship by JAN-OLAV HENRIKSEN( )

9 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jan-Olav Henriksen reconstructs and analyzes Christianity as a cluster of practices that manifest a distinct historically and contextually shaped mode of being in the world. Henriksen suggests that these practices imply a complicated relationship between the tradition in which they originate, the community that emerges from and is constituted by that tradition, and the individuals who appropriate the tradition that these communities mediate through their practices. Thus, to think of Christianity simply in terms of belief is misleading and represents an underdetermination of its distinct character. Henriksen further argues this relationship needs to be described primarily as practices aimed at orientation and transformation. His analysis points to Christianity's similarity to other religions in regard to the functional or pragmatic dimensions it displays. Examining facets such as prayer, the use of scripture, preaching and doctrine, Henriksen emphasizes that the element that makes a practice distinctively Christian is how it relates to and is informed by the Jesus story
The reality of love : Karl Rahner's theology of love applied to spirituality by Ingvild Røsok( )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love is one, and love is "all we need." This book argues against the traditional theological view that God's love differs from human love. If God is love and love is one, we will find God embodied in all kinds of genuine love experiences. By analyzing Karl Rahner's theology of love, the author explores how God penetrates and embraces the whole of reality, suggesting implications for Christian spirituality and spiritual direction
Finitude and theological anthropology : an interdisciplinary exploration into theological dimensions of finitude by Jan-Olav Henriksen( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and German and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As finite human beings, we are dependent, limited, situated, and vulnerable, and our understanding of ourselves and the world is constantly facing boundaries and restrictions. This book explores how finitude's different dimensions, and its ambiguities, may be understood within the framework of Christian theological anthropology
Religious pluralism and pragmatist theology : openness and resistance by Jan-Olav Henriksen( )

4 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Inspired by pragmatism, this book addresses religious plurality with the aim of bringing forth how it may be approached constructively by Christian theology. Accordingly, not doctrine, but practices are focussed in its analyses of interreligious topics. Henriksen argues that engagement with the diversity of religious traditions should be grounded in openness towards the other, and resistance against making others similar to oneself. Accordingly, the book presents a theological approach where interaction between religious practitioners is considered a benefit and a necessity for the positive future of religious traditions. It will be of interest to anyone who is interested in the understanding of religious pluralism from the point of view of Christian theology"--
Difficult normativity : normative dimensions in research on religion and theology( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nærhet og distanse : grunnlag, verdier og etiske teorier i arbeid med mennesker by Jan-Olav Henriksen( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in Norwegian and Norwegian and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grundlæggende indføring i etik for pædagoger og social- og sundhedsarbejdere
Tegn, tekst og tolk : teologisk hermeneutikk i fortid og nåtid( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in Norwegian and Norwegian and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Etik i arbete med människor by Jan-Olav Henriksen( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in Swedish and Undetermined and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moralens sjanser i markedets tidsalder : om kulturelle forutsetninger for moral by Arne Johan Vetlesen( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Norwegian and Norwegian and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bogens bærende ide er at markedsmekanismerne gennem de senere år har fået en dominerende plads i udviklingen af samfundet på bekostning af moralsk engagement hos almindelige mennesker. Moral er ikke på mode, men det er erhvervslivets værdisæt og det påvirker også arbejdspladser, som arbejder med mennesker. Markedsmekanismerne fortrænger moralen og dens immaterielle værdier, og antager selv en pseudomoralsk karakter som ikke lader sig modsige. Bogen giver brede analyser af, hvordan vi er kommet ind i dette uføre, og den søger at finde kilder til alternative tænke- og handlemåder. Truede kilder til moralsk refleksion og besindelse, afhængighed og sårbarhed, skyld og anger - trækkes ind på det mellemmenneskelige plan og supplerer den ellers bredt anlangte samtidsdiagnose og samfundskritik
På grensen til Den andre : om teologi og postmodernitet by Jan-Olav Henriksen( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in Norwegian and Norwegian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Undertit.: om teologi og postmodernitet. Boken gir en innføring i hva som kjennetegner postmoderne kultur og tenkning. Den viser samtidig hvordan den postmoderne kulturen utfordrer teologien til å argumentere og begrunne sine ståsteder og sin forståelse på nye måter. Noen av spørsmålene som utkrystalliserer seg i møtet mellom postmoderne tenkning og teologisk forståelse er: Hvordan skal de bibelske tekstene tolkes? Hvordan kan vi forstå fortellingen som formidler av moral og trosinnhold? Bokens hovedlinjer er tanken om Den andre som utfordring, pluralismen som utfordring og fortellingen som etisk formidler. En bok for studenter innenfor teologi, kulturstudier, livssyn, etikk og religion, og for prester og andre som arbeider ut fra et teologisk grunnlag. Jan-Olav Henriksen er professor i systematisk teologi ved Det teologiske Menighetsfakultetet i Oslo. Med litteraturliste, stikkord- og personregister. 248 s., hf. 1999
Pluralisme og identitet : kulturanalytiske perspektiver på nordiske nasjonalkirker i møte med religiøs og moralsk pluralisme( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in Norwegian and Norwegian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boken tematiserer hvordan økt pluralisme knyttet til religion og etikk utfordrer institusjonalisert religion. Hvilke kulturelle og etiske funksjoner ivaretar kirkene fremdeles? og hvilke ivaretar de ikke? I denne boken behandles dette både ut fra mer teoretiske overveielser om forholdet mellom pluralisme og identitet, og ut fra forholdet mellom individualisering og sekularisering av religion. Religionsformen i de nordiske landene sammenliknes på noen punkter med den vi finner i USA, og forholdet mellom pluralistisk kultur, statskirketradisjon og offentlig skolevesen i de nordiske landene blir også belyst og sammenliknet med andre land
Det umulige nåløyet : fattigdom og rikdom i Norge i globalt perspektiv( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in Norwegian and Norwegian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urettferdig fordeling, rikdom og fattigdom er det største moralske problemet verdenssamfunnet står overfor i dag. Dette utfordrer også kirkene, nasjonalt og internasjonalt. Det er denne problematikken som blir belyst i boken, og hovedtemaet er fattigdomsbekjempelse. Kirkens Nødhjelp og Kirkens Bymisjon står bak, og boken er et resultat av et samarbeid mellom økonomer, teologer og samfunnsvitere. Boken inneholder stoff preget både av selvbiografisk refleksjon, etikk, kulturanalyse, teologi, sosialøkonomi og historie
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The reconstruction of religion : Lessing, Kierkegaard, and Niezsche
Desire, gift, and recognition : christology and postmodern philosophySaving desire : the seduction of Christian theologyFinitude and theological anthropology : an interdisciplinary exploration into theological dimensions of finitude
Alternative Names
Henriksen, J.O.

Henriksen, Jan O. 1961-

Henriksen, Jan Olav 1961-