Religion in Scandinavian Crime Fiction

Bidragets oversatte titel: Religion i skandinaviske krimier

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Firstly, I develop a theoretical framework for the discussion of religion i Scandinavian crime fiction where I consider theories of transgression and religion. Secondly, I run through five relatively popular examples of Scandinavian crime fiction to show how this genre trend works. Lastly, I connect this with what has been dubbed mediatized religion and a more general, philosophical explanation of why we see this development: The project of modernity is, as a result of cultural changes, at the moment transgressing its own epistemological boundaries opening up into what has been called the post-secular.
Bidragets oversatte titelReligion i skandinaviske krimier
TidsskriftAkademisk kvarter / Academic Quarter
Sider (fra-til)231-245
Antal sider15
StatusUdgivet - dec. 2011


  • Krimifiktion
  • Religion