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Hans Raun Iversen

Hans Raun Iversen

Lektor emeritus

Curriculum Vitae

Hans Raun Iversen

Born June 27 ,1948


Master in Theology (cand. theol.) with Gold Medal for Prize Essay in Theology (1976) from University of Århus, Denmark



Associate Professor in Practical Theology, Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen,


Academic carrier and experiences:

Assistant Professor and Holder of Research Stipends (kandidat- og seniorstipendiat) at the Institute of Missiology and Ecumenical Theology, University of Aarhus  1974-1982

Research Associate at Department of Sociology, University of Dar es Salaam 1977-78

Associate Professor in Practical Theology at University of Copenhagen since 1982

Director of Department of Systematic Theology 1987-89, 1991-99, and 2002-2003

Leader of the Research Project Danish Church Sociology 1983-1986

Leader of the Research Project Folk and Church in Copenhagen 1986-1991

Leader of the Nordic Research Project Rites of Ordination and Commitment in the Churches of the Nordic Countries (1998-2004)

Leader of the Research Project Studies of the Significance of Religious and Cultural Encounters in Denmark 2000-2004

Chair of University of Copenhagen's Interfaculty Priority Area in Research in Religion in the 21st Century 2003-2007

Member of Steering Committee for Interdisciplinary Network for Research in Faith and Health 2007

Advisor for 10 completed PhD-thesis and 3 ongoing.

Member of numerous academic and editorial boards and university and church committees at national and international levels


Selected Publications

Ånd og livsform. Husliv. Folkeliv og kirkeliv hos Grundtvig og sidenhen, København: Anis, 1987

(Spirit and Life-form. The Home, the People, and the Church in Grundtvig and Today)
Pratisk teologi, 1995 (Major textbook in Practical Theology together with Eberhard Harbsmeier).
Five Recent Papers on Church and Culture in Denmark, Faculty of Theology, Copenhagen University, 1998

Leaving the Distant Church. The Danish Experience, Bar-Lev, Mordechai and Shaffir, William (eds.): Leaving Religion and Religious Life, Jai Press Inc, Greenwich Connecticut, 1998, s. 139-158

Dåb og medlemskab i folkekirken, ed., København: Anis, 2000 (Baptism and Membership in the National Church of Denmark

It began in Copenhagen. Junctions in 300 years Indian-Danish Relations in Christian Mission.  Edited with George Oommen, New Dehli: SPCK, 2005.

Gudstro i Danmark, ed. with Morten Højsgaard, København: Anis, 2005 (Faith in God in Denmark)
Rites of Ordination and Commitment in the Churches of the Nordic Countries, ed., Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Forlag, 2006

Secular Religion and Religious Secularism, A profile of religious development in Denmark since 1968, Nordic Journal of Religion and Society, Nr 2, 2006, Volume 119, p. 75-92 

Vekselvirkninger. Grundtvig, folkekirke og mission. 26 praktisk teologiske tekster fra tre artier. Copenhagen: Anis 2008 (Interplays. Grundvig, Folk Church and Mission. 26 Practical Theological Texts from three Decades).

Religion in the 21st Century. Transformations and Challenges. Ed. with others.  2008




Dansk, engelsk, tysk og swahili


Cand. theol.

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