Dag Øistein Endsjø

Professor in History of Religion
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Phone 22854918
Mobile phone 99043311
Room 343 PAM
Visiting address P.A. Munchs hus
Postal address Postboks 1010 Blindern 0315 Oslo

Endsjø works with a number of different fields, like physical immortality, sex, gender and religion, religion and popular culture, religion and human rights, religion and space, religious change, Greek religion, and Christianity.

Tags: History of Religions, Christianity, Religion and gender, History of sexuality, Religion and politics, Human rights, Religion and popular culture, Antiquity, Popular Religion, Rituals, Death and immortality


Udødelighetens historie. Fra Jesus’ oppstandelse til zombier, antioksidanter og barn i ilden (History of immortality. From the resurrection of Jesus to zombies, antioxidants and children in the fire). Oslo: Cappelen Damm 2016. ISBN 9788202489113.

Sex and religion. Teaching and taboos in the history of world faiths. London: Reaktion Books 2011. ISBN 9781861898159. (also published in Bulgarian, Chinese, Italian, Norwegian, Macedonian, Polish, Portuguese, Serbian, Swedish, and Ukrainian).

Det folk vil ha. Religion og populærkultur (What people want. Religion and popular culture. Written together with Liv Ingeborg Lied). Oslo: Universitetsforlaget 2011. ISBN 9788215017488.

Greek resurrection beliefs and the success of Christianity. New York: Palgrave Macmillan 2009. ISBN 978-0-230-62256-2.

Primordial landscapes, incorruptible bodies. Desert asceticism and the Christian appropriation of Greek ideas on geography, bodies, and immortality. New York: Peter Lang 2008. ISBN 978-1-4331-0181-6.

Lei av kjønn? Nær-kjønn-opplevelser og andre beretninger fra virkeligheten (edited together with Helge Svare). Oslo: Cappelen Akademisk Forlag 2001.

«‹The truth is out there›. Primordial lore and ignorance in the wilderness». Laura Feldt (ed.) Wilderness in mythology and religion. Approaching religious spatialities, cosmologies, and ideas of wild nature. Boston & Berlin: Walter de Gruyter 2012: 113-29.

«Immortal bodies, Before Christ. Bodily continuity in ancient Greece and 1 Corinthians». Journal for the Study of the New Testament 30, 2008: 417-36.

«The queer periphery. Sexual deviancy and the cultural understanding of space». Journal of Homosexuality, vol. 54, 2008: 9-20.

«Sex, nattverd og menneskerettigheter. Nye utfordringer for Den katolske kirke». Tomas Hägg red.) Kjetterne og kirken. Fra antikken til i dag. Oslo: Scandinavian Academic Press 2008: 209-22. Also published in German, Kirche und Ketzer. Wege und Abwege des Christentums. Böhlau Verlag 2010.

«Funksjonshemmede og rangeringssamfunnet. Hva sier menneskerettighetene om å rangere diskrimineringsvernet etter diskrimineringsgrunnlag?». Toril Heglum og Ann Kristin Krokan (ed.) Med vitende og vilje. Om funksjonshemming, diskriminering og krenkelse. Oslo: Kommuneforlaget 2006: 70-82.

«Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights and the religious relativism of human rights». Human Rights Review, 6:2, 2005: 102-10.

«To control death. Sacrifice and space in classical Greece». Religion, vol. 33, 2003: 323-340.

«To lock up Eleusis. A question of liminal space». Numen, vol. 47, 2000: 351-86.

«Placing the unplaceable. The making of Apollonius’s Argonautic geography». Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies. Vol 38. 1997: 373-85.

  • Endsjø, Dag Øistein (2015). Book review. More than a monologue. Sexual diversity and the Catholic Church. Inquiry, thought, and expression. Edited by J. Patrick Hornbeck II & Michael A. Norko. Numen.  ISSN 0029-5973.  62(5-6), s 669- 672

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  • Endsjø, Dag Øistein (2016). Udødelighetens historie. Fra Jesus’ oppstandelse til zombier, antioksidanter og barn i ilden. Cappelen Damm AS.  ISBN 9788202489113.  304 s.
  • Endsjø, Dag Øistein (2014). Seksot i religijata (Сексот и религијата). Bata Press.  ISBN 978-608-4654-42-1.  275 s.
  • Endsjø, Dag Øistein (2014). Sexo e religião. Do baile de virgens ao sexo sagrado homossexual. Geraçao Editorial.  ISBN 978-85-81302294.  376 s.
  • Endsjø, Dag Øistein (2014). Xìng yu zongjiào. Shìjiè xìnyang shishàng de xìntiáo yu jìnjì (性与宗教——世界信仰史上的信条与禁忌). Social Sciences Academic Press (China).  ISBN 978-7-5161-3758-1.  306 s.

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