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Magnusson, Jörgen
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Magnusson, J. (2019). Leaving Religion in antiquity. In: Daniel Enstedt, Göran Larsson and Teemu T. Mantsinen (Ed.), Handbook of Leaving Religion: (pp. 43-54). Brill Academic Publishers
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Leaving Religion in antiquity
2019 (English)In: Handbook of Leaving Religion / [ed] Daniel Enstedt, Göran Larsson and Teemu T. Mantsinen, Brill Academic Publishers, 2019, p. 43-54Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Too often, ancient persons have been seen as uncritically religious. From such perspective, leaving religion in Antiquity is deemed to be a theme of no importance. In this chapter, the notion that more or less everyone in Antiquity were religious is challenged. We first try to understand how such a perspective has evolved. After a reflection of recent trends in the sociology of religions, the need of rethinking the above-mentioned perspective is argued for. As a case study, Euripides’s drama Heracles is discussed. We suggest that the study of this drama and of other important texts and artifacts might prosper from a new look in which leaving religion is a reasonable perspective among others hitherto established ones.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Brill Academic Publishers, 2019
Series
Brill Handbooks on Contemporary Religion ; 18
National Category
Religious Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-37810 (URN)10.1163/9789004331471_005 (DOI)978-90-04-33147-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-11-27 Created: 2019-11-27 Last updated: 2019-11-27Bibliographically approved
Magnusson, J. (2018). Mat och manikeism. Religion och Bibel, 71-72, 73-98
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2018 (Swedish)In: Religion och Bibel, ISSN 0347-2302, Vol. 71-72, p. 73-98Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Nathan Söderblom-Sällskapet, 2018
National Category
Religious Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-35219 (URN)
Available from: 2018-12-14 Created: 2018-12-14 Last updated: 2018-12-14Bibliographically approved
Magnusson, J. (2016). Beyond righteousness and transgression: Reading the Gospel of Truth and the Gospel of Judas from an acosmic perspective. In: Jackson Peter & Sjödin Anna-Pya (Ed.), Philosophy and the end of sacrifice: . Sheffield: Equinox publishing
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2016 (English)In: Philosophy and the end of sacrifice / [ed] Jackson Peter & Sjödin Anna-Pya, Sheffield: Equinox publishing , 2016Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sheffield: Equinox publishing, 2016
Series
The study of religion in a global context
Keywords
The Gospel of Truth, The Gospel of Judas, Gnosticism, myth, early Christianity, Valentinianism
National Category
Religious Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-22898 (URN)9781781791240 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-09-11 Created: 2014-09-11 Last updated: 2016-12-21Bibliographically approved
Nyman, E., Magnusson, J. & Strzelecka, E. (Eds.). (2014). Den heliga platsen: Handlingar från symposiet Den heliga platsen. Härnösand 15–18 september 2011. Härnösand: Mittuniversitetet
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2014 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Härnösand: Mittuniversitetet, 2014. p. 215
Series
Skrifter i Humaniora vid Mittuniversitetet ; 1
National Category
Specific Languages Archaeology History of Religions Religious Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-22757 (URN)978-91-86694-95-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-09-05 Created: 2014-09-05 Last updated: 2018-01-11
Magnusson, J. (2014). In search for Sophia in the Gospel of Truth. In: : . Paper presented at Nag Hammadi and Gnosticism workshop, Laval University Quebec, February 28-March 2 2014..
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2014 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
National Category
History of Religions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-23866 (URN)
Conference
Nag Hammadi and Gnosticism workshop, Laval University Quebec, February 28-March 2 2014.
Available from: 2014-12-17 Created: 2014-12-17 Last updated: 2014-12-17Bibliographically approved
Magnusson, J. (2014). Inledning. In: Eva Nyman, Jörgen Magnusson & Elzbieta Strzelecka (Ed.), Den heliga platsen: Handlingar från symposiet Den heliga platsen. Härnösand 15–18 september 2011 (pp. 7-10). Härnösand: Mittuniversitetet
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2014 (Swedish)In: Den heliga platsen: Handlingar från symposiet Den heliga platsen. Härnösand 15–18 september 2011 / [ed] Eva Nyman, Jörgen Magnusson & Elzbieta Strzelecka, Härnösand: Mittuniversitetet , 2014, p. 7-10Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Härnösand: Mittuniversitetet, 2014
Series
Skrifter i Humaniora vid Mittuniversitetet, ISSN 2001-919X (tryckt), 2001-9955 (online) ; 1
National Category
Specific Languages Archaeology History of Religions Religious Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-24375 (URN)978-91-86694-95-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-02-11 Created: 2015-02-11 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
Magnusson, J. (2014). New light on the historical Jesus in view of environmental consciousness.. In: : . Paper presented at NIES X Research Symposium: Rethinking Environmental Consciousness: An International Research Symposium of the Environmental Humanities, Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden 5-8 December 2014..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>New light on the historical Jesus in view of environmental consciousness.
2014 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-23864 (URN)
Conference
NIES X Research Symposium: Rethinking Environmental Consciousness: An International Research Symposium of the Environmental Humanities, Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden 5-8 December 2014.
Available from: 2014-12-17 Created: 2014-12-17 Last updated: 2014-12-17Bibliographically approved
Magnusson, J. (2014). The Knowledge of God in the Gospel of Truth: The Embodiment of the Spiritual Law in Its Religio-Historical Context. In: : . Paper presented at Nordic network for Coptic studies, University of Helsinki, 10-11 april 2014.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Knowledge of God in the Gospel of Truth: The Embodiment of the Spiritual Law in Its Religio-Historical Context
2014 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Humanities History of Religions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-23865 (URN)
Conference
Nordic network for Coptic studies, University of Helsinki, 10-11 april 2014
Available from: 2014-12-17 Created: 2014-12-17 Last updated: 2014-12-17Bibliographically approved
Magnusson, J. (2012). Bortom vägs ände, eller klarsyntheten som förblindade: En analys av en så kallad akosmisk etik i Sanningens evangelium från Nag Hammadi. In: Svensk exegetisk årsbok 77 (pp. 225-254). Uppsala: Uppsala exegetiska sällskap, 77
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Bortom vägs ände, eller klarsyntheten som förblindade: En analys av en så kallad akosmisk etik i Sanningens evangelium från Nag Hammadi
2012 (Swedish)In: Svensk exegetisk årsbok 77, Uppsala: Uppsala exegetiska sällskap , 2012, Vol. 77, p. 225-254Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In earlier scholarship a simplified connection between Gnostic mythology and ethics was presupposed. One assumed that the Gnostic myth would result in libertinism or ascetism. The last decades this simplified view successfully has been challenged, but at the same time the connection between myth and ethics has been blurred or totally obliterated. In this article the scholarly debate is summarized and criticized and a new proposal for the connection between the myth of the Gospel of Truth and the ethics that is advocated for in the text is put forward.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Uppsala exegetiska sällskap, 2012
Series
Svensk exegetisk årsbok, ISSN 1100-2298 ; 77
Keywords
Sanningens Evangelium; ; valentinianism; gnosticism; tidig kristendom; myt; teori; Nag Hammadi; Kodex Jung; Valentinus av Alexandria
National Category
History of Religions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-17871 (URN)
Available from: 2012-12-18 Created: 2012-12-18 Last updated: 2013-02-12Bibliographically approved
Magnusson, J. (2012). Jesus fru ger ny syn på kyrkans kvinnor. Svenska dagbladet (120927), pp. Kultur Sid 4
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2012 (Swedish)In: Svenska dagbladet, ISSN 1101-2412, no 120927, p. Kultur Sid 4-Article in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [sv]

I artikeln diskuteras det fragment där Jesus sägs tala om sin fru. Källkritiska synpunkter diskuteras och en tolkning presenteras utifrån föutsättningen att fragmentet inte är ett sentida falsarium.

Keywords
tidig kristendom; Jesusfrufragmentet; Jesus fru; koptiska gnosticism; apokryfer; Maria Magdalena; Maria från Magdala;
National Category
History of Religions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-17888 (URN)
Available from: 2012-12-19 Created: 2012-12-18 Last updated: 2013-04-22Bibliographically approved
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