In this episode I am joined by the Norwegian philosopher and theologian Dr. Jan-Olav Henriksen. He is the Professor of Philosophy of Religion in MF Norwegian School of Theology, Norway, and Professor of Contemporary Religion at Agder University, Norway. I absolutely loved his recent trilogy of books and was thrilled to have him return to the podcast!
In the conversation we talk about…
- the pragmatic dimension of theology
- the symbol-deficit disorder of contemporary theology
- the connection between religious studies, philosophy of religion, and confessional theology
- “God doesn’t need to exist to have an impact on people’s lives”
- religion as a lived mode of being in the world
- how to understand the ambiguities of religion
- how religious symbols and metaphors function
- the narrative nature of the self
- getting over the super ego God
- reframing nature symbolically in order to survive on this planet
- the semiotics of nature
Check out Henriksen’s first visit to the podcast where we discuss Christology & Postmodern Philosophy.
Dr. Henriksen’s Recent Books
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