When James R. Lewis, one of the editors of the current collection, first moved to Norway in late 2009, he was unprepared to discover that so many researchers in Nordic countries were producing innovative scholarship on new religions and on the new age subculture. In fact, over the past dozen years or so, an increasingly disproportionate percentage of new religions scholars have arisen in Nordic countries and teach at universities in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and the Baltic countries. Nordic New Religions, co-edited with Inga B. Tøllefsen, surveys this rich field of study in this area of the world, focusing on the scholarship being produced by scholars in this region of northern Europe.
James R. Lewis, Ph.D. (2003), University of Wales Lampeter, is currently Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Tromsø (Norway). He is a highly published, award winning scholar, the co-editor of three book series and editor of two journals.
Inga Bårdsen Tøllefsen is currently a PhD student of Religious Studies at the University of Tromsø (Norway). She has published several articles on the Art of Living Foundation, and is co-editor of several anthologies.
Contributors are: Milda Ališauskienė, Måns Broo, Asbjørn Dyrendal, Ann Kristin Eide, Trude Fonneland, Liselotte Frisk, Ingvild Sælid Gilhus, Olav Hammer, Kjersti Hellesøy, Massimo Introvigne, Brian Arly Jacobsen, Anne Kalvig, Kimmo Ketola, Siv Ellen Kraft, Göran Larsson, James R. Lewis, Margrethe Løøv, Lisbeth Mikaelsson, Jessica Moberg, Marcus Moberg, Murphy Pizza, Rasa Pranskevičiūtė, Tommy Ramstedt, Ringo Ringvee, Mikael Rothstein, Jussi Sohlberg, Simon Sorgenfrei, Anita Stasulane, Sara Møldrup Thejls, Inga Bårdsen Tøllefsen, Terhi Utriainen, Margit Warburg, Erik A. W. Östling, Peter Åkerbäck
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