Dag Øistein Endsjø

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Dag Øistein Endsjø (born 11 November 1968 in Ann Arbor, Michigan) is a Norwegian professor in religious studies at the University of Bergen, Norway.[1][2] and a human rights advocate.


He is primarily known for his book Sex and Religion: Teachings and Taboos in the History of World Faiths, which has been published in English, Bulgarian, Chinese, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Serbian, and Swedish, and for his book Greek Resurrection Beliefs and the Success of Christianity, which demonstrates how Christian resurrection beliefs also connects to ancient Greek beliefs in resurrection and physical immortality. Besides the subject of ancient Greek religion, early Christianity, and sex and religion, Endsjø has written extensively on the subjects religion and human rights, religion and popular culture, and cultural understanding of space. He also writes extensively on a variety of political and popularized subjects in Norwegian media.

As a human rights advocate, Endsjø has contributed to change the Norwegian debate on equal rights into a general discussion of human rights. From 2004 to 2013, Endsjø was the leader of Menneskerettsalliansen, the Norwegian Human Rights Alliance.


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