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Andreas Nordlander

Senior lecturer

Andreas Nordlander
Senior lecturer
Religious studies
andreas.nordlander@lir.gu.se
+46 31 786 4523

Room number: C642
Postal Address: Box 200, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Renströmsgatan 6 , 41255 Göteborg


Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion (More Information)
Box 200
405 30 Göteborg
www.lir.gu.se
lir@lir.gu.se
Visiting Address: Renströmsgatan 6 , 412 55 Göteborg

About Andreas Nordlander

Presentation

Before defending my doctoral dissertation in the philosophy of religion at Lund University in 2011, I studied philosophy, theology, and religion at Lund University and the University of Cambridge. In the dissertation, entitled Figuring Flesh in Creation: Merleau-Ponty in Conversation with Philosophical Theology, I investigate the anthropology, philosophy of meaning, and ontology of the French philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and relate these to the Augustinian Christian tradition. I have been senior lecturer in systematic theology at the University of Gothenburg since 2013.

Research project

I am currently conducting a research project financed by the Swedish Research Council: "Natural Teleology: The New Science and Religion Dialogue in Light of Self-Organization and Evolutionary Convergence." The project will result in a book with the working title The Varieties of Purpose. The following abstract gives a short summary:


”This project will investigate the way in which teleological concepts have emerged within two new fields of biological science–self-organization and evolutionary convergence. Critically analysing these, and comparing them with other types of teleological concepts in theology, philosophy and ethics, the theoretical heart of the project will be the construction of a model of teleological concepts across different academic disciplines. In particular, the model will be able to accommodate the similarities as well as differences between natural and metaphysical teleology, between immanent and external teleology, and between consciously intended and non-conscious ends. In the final stage of the project, the implications of this deepened understanding of teleology will be investigated in the context of the science and religion dialogue, particularly concerning the question of what a human being is as both purposive and part of nature.


Through the development of a finely grained model of teleological concepts, the project will significantly contribute to overcoming longstanding impasses not only between science and religion, but also between natural science and the humanities. In particular, the relation between naturalized and religious concepts of teleology will be investigated, as well as the relation between the teleological concepts used in biology and the types of teleology at play in understanding human agency and ethics. Can these concepts co-exist or are they mutually exclusive? How would one relate them? What are the conceptual possibilities?”

Academic Interests

My academic interests include:

• The theology of creation, and philosophical/theological anthropology
• The religion and science dialogue (biology in particular)
• Phenomenology, philosophy of mind, and cognitive semiotics
• Historical theology (Augustine in particular)
• Aristotle and virtue ethics
• Philosophical theology
• Literature and theology

I am also working on a book, in Swedish, on the Christian doctrine of creation and its consequences for a number of issues.

Doctoral Students

I am assistant supervisor to Lottie Eriksson, whose work deals with the ethical thought of the French philosopher Simone Weil.

 

Latest publications

Vad har Mose och Augustinus med evolutionen att göra?
Andreas Nordlander
NOD: forum för tro, kultur och samhälle, Magazine article 2020
Magazine article

10 korta om Friedrich Nietzsche
Andreas Nordlander
NOD: forum för tro, kultur och samhälle, Magazine article 2019
Magazine article

Teologin och träden
Andreas Nordlander
NOD: Tidskrift för tro, kultur och samhälle, Magazine article 2019
Magazine article

Praktisera uppståndelse!
Andreas Nordlander
Pilgrim, Magazine article 2019
Magazine article

När jakten på det perfekta skapar ångest
Andreas Nordlander
NOD: Tidskrift för tro, kultur och samhälle, Magazine article 2018
Magazine article

Filosofisk vägledning för livet
Andreas Nordlander
NOD: Tidskrift för tro, kultur och samhälle, Magazine article 2018
Magazine article

Det goda livets förutsättningar
Andreas Nordlander
NOD: Forum för tro, kultur och samhälle, Magazine article 2017
Magazine article

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2014

Thinking With: The Need for Tradition in Free Church Theology
Andreas Nordlander
Between the State and the Eucharist: Free Church Theology in Conversation with William T. Cavanaugh, edited by Halldorf, Joel and Wenell, Fredrik, Eugene, OR, Pickwick Publications, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

2013

Leva i nuets ljus. Augustinus och tidens mysterium
Andreas Nordlander
NOD: Forum för tro, kultur och samhälle, Magazine article 2013
Magazine article

Nescio: The Pedagogy of Ignorance in Augustine’s Confessiones, Book X
Andreas Nordlander
Patristica Nordica Annuaria, Magazine article 2013
Magazine article

Poetic Theology: God and the Poetics of Everyday Life, by William A. Dyrness
Andreas Nordlander
Reviews in Religion and Theology, Book review 2013
Book review

The Wonder of Immanence: Merleau-Ponty and the Problem of Creation
Andreas Nordlander
Modern Theology, Journal article 2013
Journal article

The Pentecostal Principle: Ethical Methodology in New Spirit, by Nimi Wariboko
Andreas Nordlander
Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Book review 2013
Book review

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