Jesper Aagaard Petersen

Associate Professor / head of research Programme for Teacher Education

+47 73598312

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

2016

  • Dyrendal, Asbjørn; Lewis, James R; Petersen, Jesper Aagaard. (2016) The Invention of Satanism. Oxford University Press. 2016. ISBN 9780195181104.
  • Petersen, Jesper Aagaard. (2016) Megapolisomantik: Storbyen som magisk rum. CHAOS-symposium 2016: Religion og materialitet . NHR og IHKR; IHKR, Universitetet i Bergen. 2016-04-29 - 2016-04-30.
  • Petersen, Jesper Aagaard. (2016) Satanism in Denmark. Western Esotericism in Scandinavia.
  • Petersen, Jesper Aagaard; Holt, Cimminnee. (2016) Modern Religious Satanism: A Negotiation of Tensions. Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements vol.2.

2015

  • Ödlund, Christine; Börjesson, Johan; Arnesen, Trond; Petersen, Jesper Aagaard. (2015) Planteprat. Panel/samtale. Om planters kommunikasjon og økologi vs økokrise vs teosofi. Helaften med kunstneren Christine Ödlund. Panel/samtale med forskere. [Kunstnerisk og museal presentasjon] . Trondheim Kunstmuseum. Gråmølna.; Trondheim. 2015-01-09.
  • Petersen, Jesper Aagaard. (2015) Contemporary Satanism. The Occult World.
  • Petersen, Jesper Aagaard. (2015) Educating the public: Making sense of popular science television in Norway. IAHR XXI World Congress . International Association for the History of Religions; Erfurt Universitet. 2015-08-23 - 2015-08-29.
  • Petersen, Jesper Aagaard. (2015) «I fucking love science»: Naturvitenskap som identitetsmarkør på sociale medier. Ungdomsseminariet i Trondheim . SiPP (NTNU), YES (NTNU) og ALT (HiST); PLU, Moholt. 2015-09-24 - 2015-09-24.
  • Petersen, Jesper Aagaard. (2015) Natur og kultur i klasserommet: Gjensidighet i naturfag og religionsfag?. Et religionsfag for fremtiden . IHKR; Universitetet i Bergen. 2015-10-14 - 2015-10-15.
  • Petersen, Jesper Aagaard. (2015) Satanisme i Norge? Å ja, black metal…. religioner.no.
  • Petersen, Jesper Aagaard. (2015) Vantroens fremtid? Om et ikke-troens trosmangfold. Humanist : tidsskrift for livssynsdebatt.
  • Petersen, Jesper Aagaard; Dyrendal, Asbjørn. (2015) Old Nick on the 'Net: On Satanic Politics. OUPblog.

2014

  • Lewis, James R.; Petersen, Jesper Aagaard. (2014) Controversial New Religions. Oxford University Press. 2014. ISBN 9780199315314.
  • Petersen, Jesper Aagaard. (2014) Art, Anarchy and Apostasy – en samtale mellom Martin Palmer og Jesper Aagaard Petersen. Art, Anarchy and Apostasy [Kunstnerisk og museal presentasjon] . Rozemin Keshvani; TKM Gråmølna. 2014-04-04.
  • Petersen, Jesper Aagaard. (2014) Operation Mindfuck, Viking Edition. HERE TO GO II . Metamorf/TEKS; Dokkhuset, Trondheim. 2014-05-30 - 2014-05-31.

2013

2012

2011

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

2010

2009

2008

  • Lewis, James R.; Petersen, Jesper Aagaard. (2008) The Encyclopedic sourcebook of Satanism. Prometheus Books. 2008. ISBN 978-1-59102-390-6.

2005