Jayne Svenungsson

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Jayne Christine Svenungsson (born 9 December 1973) is a Swedish theologian and writer.[1]

Svenungsson received her PhD on the dissertation Guds återkomst: En studie av gudsbegreppet inom postmodern filosofi (The return of God: a study of the notion of God within postmodern philosophy) in 2004. Since 2015 she has been professor of systematic theology at Lund University.[1]

She received the Karin Gierow prize, awarded by the Swedish Academy for important contributions to popular education, in 2015.[2]

In September 2017, Svenungsson was elected to the Swedish Academy. She was installed on 20 December 2017, succeeding Torgny Lindgren on seat 9.[1][3] She left the Academy on 7 November 2018.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Jayne Svenungsson". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Karin Gierows pris" (Press release) (in Swedish). Swedish Academy. 20 April 2015. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  3. ^ Aretakis, Leonidas (29 September 2017). "Jayne Svenungsson blir ny ledamot i Svenska Akademien". Dagens Nyheter (in Swedish). Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  4. ^ Fahl, Hanna (7 November 2018). "Jayne Svenungsson lämnar Svenska Akademien". Dagens Nyheter (in Swedish). Retrieved 8 November 2018.
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Preceded by
Torgny Lindgren
Swedish Academy,
Seat No 9

Succeeded by