Postal address

Programme for Teacher Education Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU 7491 Trondheim Norway
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Jesper Aagaard Petersen

Associate Professor

Background and activities

My work is primarily in the fields of Religious Education, theory and methodology, and contemporary religion in the West. I am specialized in modern Satanism and alternative currents, RE as theory and practice, and the study of religion in general.

My current fields of interest include

  • the academization of Religious Education
  • secularity and non-religion
  • transgressive art and religion
  • religion and popular culture

Scientific, academic and artistic work

Displaying a selection of activities. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Books

  • Faxneld, Per; Petersen, Jesper Aagaard. (2013) The Devil's Party: Satanism in Modernity. Oxford University Press. 2013. ISBN 9780199779239.
  • Petersen, Jesper Aagaard. (2009) Contemporary Religious Satanism: A Critical Anthology. Ashgate. 2009. ISBN 978-0-7546-5286-1.
  • Lewis, James R.; Petersen, Jesper Aagaard. (2008) The Encyclopedic sourcebook of Satanism. Prometheus Books. 2008. ISBN 978-1-59102-390-6.
  • Lewis, James R.; Petersen, Jesper Aagaard. (2005) Controversial New Religions. Oxford University Press. 2005. ISBN 0195156838.

Part of book/report

  • Petersen, Jesper Aagaard. (2013) From Book to Bit: Enacting Satanism Online. Contemporary Esotericism.
  • Petersen, Jesper Aagaard. (2013) The Carnival of Dr. LaVey: Articulations of Transgression in Modern Satanism. The Devil's Party: Satanism in Modernity.
  • Petersen, Jesper Aagaard. (2012) Megapolisomancy: Metaphor and Magic in the Metropolis. Here To Go 2012.
  • Petersen, Jesper Aagaard; Dyrendal, Asbjørn. (2012) Satanism. The Cambridge Companion to New Religious Movements.
  • Petersen, Jesper Aagaard. (2011) "Smite him hip and thigh": Satanism, violence and transgression. Violence and New Religious Movements.
  • Petersen, Jesper Aagaard. (2009) Satanists and nuts : the role of schisms in modern Satanism. Sacred Schisms: How Religions Divide.
  • Petersen, Jesper Aagaard. (2005) Modern Satanism: Dark Doctrines and Black Flames. Controversial New Religions.

Report/dissertation

  • Petersen, Jesper Aagaard; Dyrendal, Asbjørn. (2011) Between Darwin and the Devil. Modern Satanism as Discourse, Milieu, and Self. 2011. Doktoravhandlinger ved NTNU (245).

Others

  • Petersen, Jesper Aagaard. (2013) "Nobody likes to be fooled": Negotiating the "alternative" in Norwegian public debate. ESSWE4 . European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism; Göteborg. 2013-06-26 - 2013-06-30.
  • Petersen, Jesper Aagaard. (2013) Når kundskab krænker: Religionsfaget mellem værdipolitik og videnskabsfag. NOFA4 . NTNU; Hotel Royal Garden, Trondheim. 2013-05-29 - 2013-05-31.
  • Petersen, Jesper Aagaard; Jakobsen, Hanne Østli. (2013) RLE må bli ikke-religiøst. forskning.no [Internett]. 2013-04-19.
  • Petersen, Jesper Aagaard. (2012) Alteritet og transgression: "Post-kristen" og "post-satanisk" satanisme.
  • Petersen, Jesper Aagaard. (2012) Megapolisomancy: Metaphor and Magic in the Metropolis. Here To Go: Art, counterculture and the esoteric . Meta.Morf 2012; Nova Kino, Trondheim. 2012-10-20 - 2012-10-20.
  • Petersen, Jesper Aagaard. (2011) Satanism, Exorcism and Social Horror Trends. TheoFantastique [Internett]. 2011-04-07.
  • Petersen, Jesper Aagaard. (2010) Sabbath on Angel Dust, Motörhead for zombies: Transgressive Music and the Paradox of Society. Svart helg på Rockheim! . Rockheim og Forum Nidrosiae; Rockheim. 2010-11-12 - 2010-11-12.
  • Petersen, Jesper Aagaard. (2010) The Brute Fact of Feces: Art, shit and the boundaries of society. Støj på landet . Forum Nidrosiae; Rognes. 2010-07-17 - 2010-07-17.