Jesper Aagaard Petersen

Associate Professor / head of research

Department of Teacher Education
+47 73598312
Jonsvannsveien 82, Trondheim

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

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. 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) 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

  • Petersen, Jesper Aagaard. (2015) Contemporary Satanism. The Occult World.

2014

  • Lewis, James R.; Petersen, Jesper Aagaard. (2014) Controversial New Religions. Oxford University Press. 2014. ISBN 9780199315314.

2013

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2009

2008

  • Lewis, James R.; Petersen, Jesper Aagaard. (2008) The Encyclopedic Sourcebook of Satanism. Prometheus Books. 2008. ISBN 1-59102-390-4.
  • Lewis, James R.; Petersen, Jesper Aagaard. (2008) The Encyclopedic sourcebook of Satanism. Prometheus Books. 2008. ISBN 978-1-59102-390-6.

2005

  • Lewis, James R.; Petersen, Jesper Aagaard. (2005) Controversial New Religions. Oxford University Press. 2005. ISBN 0195156838.

2002

  • Petersen, Jesper Aagaard. (2002) Binary Satanism: The Construction of Community in a Digital World. Syzygy (Stanford, Calif.). vol. 11.
  • Petersen, Jesper Aagaard. (2002) Introduction. Syzygy (Stanford, Calif.). vol. 11.

2001