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 domestic Norwegian human rights advocate.[3]

Career[edit]

Endsjø is primarily known[by whom?] for his research on Greek and Christian beliefs about resurrection and physical immortality, foremost in his book Greek Resurrection Beliefs and the Success of Christianity (2009), in which he demonstrated how Christian resurrection beliefs also connects to ancient Greek beliefs in resurrection and physical immortality.[4]

Of his other books, Sex and Religion: Teachings and Taboos in the History of World Faiths has been published in ten languages: Bulgarian,[5] Chinese,[6] English, Italian,[7] Macedonian,[8] Norwegian,[9] Polish,[10] Portuguese,[11] Serbian,[12] and Swedish.[13]

Endsjø has also published on the subjects religion and human rights,[14] religion and popular culture,[15] and the cultural understanding of space.[16] He writes on a variety of political and popularized subjects in Norwegian media.

Activism[edit]

As a domestic human rights advocate, Endsjø has contributed to change the Norwegian debate on equal rights into a general discussion of human rights,[17] not least through being the leader of Menneskerettsalliansen, a Norwegian alliance of NGOs promoting equality on the fields of gender, ethnicity, (dis)ability, sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression, from 2004 to 2013.[18] In 2003 he won a case against Norway in the EFTA Court, which then put a stop to the official Norwegian practice of excluding one gender from applying a number of university positions, ruling the practice as gender discriminatory.[19] In 2013 Endsjø initiated the critique against the Norwegian government reaction to the prosecution of Marte Dalelv in Dubai, pointing out the initial lack of official Norwegian reaction against a human rights violation against a Norwegian citizen, a case which ended in an official turnaround by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.[20]

Books[edit]

  • Sex and Religion: Teachings and Taboos in the History of World Faiths. Reaktion Books 2011. ISBN 978-1-86189-815-9. This book is also published in Bulgarian, Chinese, Italian, Macedonian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Serbian, and Swedish.
  • Det folk vil ha. Religion og populærkultur (What People Want. Religion and Popular Culture) (written together with Liv Ingeborg Lied). Oslo: Universitetsforlaget 2011. ISBN 978-82-15-01748-8
  • Greek Resurrection Beliefs and the Success of Christianity. New York: Palgrave Macmillan 2009.
  • Primordial Landscapes, Incorruptible Bodies. New York: Peter Lang 2008.
  • Naturlig sex. Seksualitet og kjønn i den kristne antikken (co-editor with Halvor Moxnes and Jostein Børtnes). Oslo: Gyldendal Akademisk 2002.
  • Lei av kjønn? Nær-kjønn-opplevelser og andre beretninger fra virkeligheten (co-editor with Helge Svare). Oslo: Cappelen Akademisk Forlag 2001.

Other publications (selection)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dag Øistein Endsjø - Universitetet i Bergen". uib.no. 
  2. ^ World Archipelago. "Macmillan". macmillan.com. 
  3. ^ Hilde Danielsen, Eirinn Larsen, and Ingeborg Winderen Owesen Norsk likestillingshistorie 1814-2013. Fagbokforlaget 2013; Erna Solberg “Rettslig vern mot diskriminering” in Dagbladet 10 February 2005; Bent Høie “Vern mot diskriminering” on Gaysir 25 February 2005; Entry on Endsjø in Skeivopedia, the University of Bergen website on Norwegian queer history.
  4. ^ Outi Lehtipuu Debates Over the Resurrection of the Dead: Constructing Early Christian Identity. Oxford University Press 2015: 62-65; Richard C. Miller Resurrection and Reception in Early Christianity Routledge 2014:196; Jeremy Punt “Paul, body, and resurrection in an imperial setting: Considering hermeneutics and power” in Neotestamentica 45 (2011): 311-30; Candida R. Moss “Heavenly Healing: Eschatological Cleansing and the Resurrection of the Dead in the Early Church” in Journal of the American Academy of Religion 79 (2011): 196; Dennis P. Quinn: “Review of Greek Resurrection Beliefs and the Success of Christianity – By Dag Øistein Endsjø” in Religion & Theology 17 (2010), 461-64; Per Bilde: “Greek Resurrection Beliefs and the Success of Christianity. Review” in Numen 58 (2011), 134-36.
  5. ^ Даг Ойстейн Ендсьо. Сексът и религията. Персей/Perseus 2012.
  6. ^ 性与宗教—世界信仰史上的信条与禁忌 Social Sciences Adademic Press 2014.
  7. ^ Tra sesso e castità. Un viaggio fra dogmi e tabù nelle religioni del mondi. Odoya 2012.
  8. ^ Даг Ејстејн Ендше. Сексот и религијата. Karpos Press 2014
  9. ^ Sex og religion. Fra jomfruball til hellig homosex. Universitetsforlaget 2009.
  10. ^ Seks a religia. Od balu dziewic po święty seks homoseksualny . Czarnaowca 2011.
  11. ^ Sexo e religião. Do baile de virgens sexo sagrado homossexual. São Paulo: Geração Editorial 2014.
  12. ^ Dag Ejstejn Endše. Seks i religia. Karpos 2010.
  13. ^ Sex och religion. Från kyskhetsbal till heligt homosex.
  14. ^ “Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights and the religious relativism of human rights”]. Human Rights Review, vol. 6:2, 2005: 102-10; “Kirche und Ketzer. Wege und Abwege des Christentums” Tomas Hägg (ed.) Kirche und Ketzer. Wege und Abwege des Christentums. Böhlau Verlag 2010: 987-82; “I kjønnets grenseland. Vestens relative menneskerettighetsbegrep” in Mennesker og rettigheter. Nordic Journal for Human Rights number 4, 2001: 81-90.
  15. ^ Det folk vil ha. Religion og populærkultur (co-written with Liv Ingeborg Lied). Universitetsforlaget 2011.
  16. ^ Primordial Landscapes, Incorruptible Bodies. Peter Lang 2008; “The queer periphery. Sexual deviancy and the cultural understanding of space” in Journal of Homosexuality 54 (2008): 9-20. “To control death. Sacrifice and space in classical Greece” in Religion 33 (2003): 323-340; “To lock up Eleusis. A question of liminal space” in Numen 47 (2000): 351-86; “Placing the Unplaceable. The Making of Apollonius’s Argonautic Geography” in Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies 38 (1997): 373-85.
  17. ^ Endsjø was proclaimed "the most important Norwegian LGBT person" of the decade 2000-2009, by LGBT pioneer Karen-Christine Friele and debater Knut Olav Åmås for “promoting the idea of seeing all forms of discrimination as related” in Elin Nygård “Homo10året 2000-2009” in Blikk number 1 2010; Berit Vegheim “Ansvaret for diskriminering” in Dagbladet 16 April 2004; Christian Bjørnes “Leder. Flukten fra ansvaret” in Blikk number 5, 2004; Erna Solberg “Rettslig vern mot diskriminering” in Dagbladet 10 February 2005; Bent Høie “Vern mot diskriminering” on Gaysir 25 February 2005; Tore Rønning “Stortingets flertall inn for generelt diskrimineringsvern“ in Norges Blinde 21 April 2005; Innstilling fra justiskomiteen om lov om endringer i straffeloven 20 May 2005 nr. 28 mv. Innst. O. nr.73 (2008–2009), 5.2 Komiteens merknader; Håkon Haugli “Slutt på forskjellsbehandling” in Klassekampen 17 March 2010; Håkon Haugli (A) at Stortinget 9 March 2010 om Innstilling fra familie- og kulturkomiteen om endringer i arbeidsmiljøloven, likestillingsloven, diskrimineringsombudsloven og diskriminerings- og tilgjengelighetsloven (Homofile og kvinner i trossamfunn m.m.) (Innst. 158 L (2009–2010); Fartein Horgar “Hellig og blasfemisk i senga” in Adresseavisen 14 December 2009; André Oktay Dahl “Mindreverdige homofile” in Klassekampen 22 April 2009; Magnus Halsnes “Inspirerande og provoserande prisvinnar“ in Institutt for arkeologi, historie, kultur- og religionsvitenskap 5 February 2013; Hilde Danielsen, Eirinn Larsen, and Ingeborg Winderen Owesen Norsk likestillingshistorie 1814-2013. Fagbokforlaget 2013; Entry on Endsjø in Skeivopedia, the University of Bergen website on Norwegian queer history.
  18. ^ Solfrid Rød “Allsidig allianseleder“ in Handikapnytt number 2, 2005; “Menn om feminisme” on Kompetanseformidlingen 26 January 2014.
  19. ^ Synnøve Ressem “Endsjø fornøyd med dommen” in Universitetsavisa 24 Januar 2003; Trine Nickelsen “— Dommen er gledelig i Uniforum 27 January 2003; Nordforsk “Norge dømt i EFTA-domstol” on Nordforsk 28 January 2003
  20. ^ Dag Øistein Endsjø. "Norsk velsignelse av menneskerettighetsbrudd" on nrk.no 18 July 2013, 10:34; interviews with Endsjø on Radio Norge Nyheter 18 July 2013, 14:00, Dagsnytt on NRK Radio P1, P2, and P3 18 July 2013, 15:00 and later, NRK Alltid Nyheter, 18 July 2013, 15:05, Dagsnytt Atten on NRK Radio P2 and NRK TV channel 2 18 July 2013, 18:00 and Dagsrevyen on NRK TV channel 1, 18 July 2013, 19:00 and 21:00; NTB "UD tar sterk avstand fra Dubai-dommen", NRK.no, 18 July 2013; "Barth Eide: 'Tydeligere reaksjoner kunne forverret Martes situasjon'", Aftenposten 19 July 2013.