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Special Issue of Religions 2019: Domestic Devotions in Medieval Europe

ENID member Salvador Ryan has guest-edit a special issue of the peer-reviewed, open-access journal Religions, on the theme of Domestic Devotions in Medieval Europe. Of particular relevance are new voices across a broad geographical range, as well as articles on domestic devotion in medieval Judaism and Islam.

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Reformation without the People. Catholic Norway before and after the Reformation

(Reformasjon uten folk. Det katolske Norge i før- og etterreformatorisk tid)

The Reformation in Norway took place as a result of a Danish royal decree in 1536/37, and from then on the state and its citizens in the Danish-Norwegian double-monarchy were obliged to profess the Evangelical-Lutheran faith. In this process, Norway lost its independence and was united with Denmark. To this day, the story of Reformation is told of as a kind of “victory narrative”, wherein the impression is often given that people in general quickly and calmly slipped into the new religious fold. In this version, both the official ecclesiastical resistance, as well as that of the “populace” have been marginalised and made invisible. The same also applies to a large extent to the organised counter-reformation work that in Norway’s case extended well into the first half of the 17th Century, and which was the historical background why the Constitution of the new independent nation of Norway in 1814 placed a prohibition on the Jesuits (not abolished from the Constitution until 1956).

The purpose of the book is to present a story about the Catholic Church and Catholicism in Norway before, during and in the first centuries after the Reformation. The objective is to present a different story and a different perspective on both the church’s organised resistance and “popular” opposition, as well as the survival of Catholic beliefs and practices. The latter also discusses the importance of what would later come to be defined as “popular” religious ideologies, beliefs and practices, and how official sources attempted to redefine the Catholic “faith” as “superstition”.
See: https://www.stolavbok.no/produkt/65325731/reformasjon-uten-folk 

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Art & Religion 7Kroesen J.E.A., Nyborg E., Sauerberg M.-L. (eds): From Conservation to Interpretation – Studies of Religious Art (c. 1100-c. 1800) in Northern and Central Europe in Honour of Peter Tangeberg. 2017. In Art & Religion, 7.
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Baert B., Rochmes S. (eds): Decapitation and Sacrifice – Saint John’s Head in Interdisciplinary Perspectives: Text, Object, Medium. 2017. In Art & Religion, 6
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kunstogkultur_instrumentalitySeland, Eli Heldaas and Skinnebach, Laura (eds): Instrumentality. The 2016:3 issue of the refereed Norwegian Journal for Art and Culture (Kunst og Kultur) is dedicated to the topic of ‘Instrumentality’, and presents contributions from several ENID-members. Contributions both in English and Norwegian/Danish.
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ENID-laugerud ryan skinneback_materialityLaugerud, H. Ryan, S. and Skinnebach, L.S. (eds): The Materiality of Devotion in Late Medieval Northern Europe – Images, Objects and Practices. Dublin 2016, ISBN 978-1-84682-503-3
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Laugerud, H. and Ryan, S. (eds): Devotional Cultures of European Christianity, 1790-1960, Dublin 2012, ISBN 978-1-84682-303-9.
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Laugerud, H. and Skinnebach, Laura (eds): Instruments of Devotion. The Practices and Objects of Religious Piety from the Late Middle Ages to the 20th Century, Århus 2007, ISBN 978-87-7934-200-2.
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