Table of Contents

Rosemarie van den Breemer, Jose Casanova, Trygve Wyller: Introduction 9.
Jose Casanova: The Two Dimensions, Temporal and Spatial, of the Secular: Comparative Reflections on the Nordic Protestant and Southern Catholic Patterns from a Global Perspective 21.
Kim Knott: Interrogating the Secular: A Spatial Approach 34.
John Witte, Jr.: "God is Hidden in the Earthly Kingdom:" The Lutheran Two-Kingdoms Theory as Foundation of Scandivanian Secularity 56.
Dag Thorkildsen: West Nordic and East Nordic Religiousness and Secularity: Historical Unity and Diversity 85.
Lisbet Christoffersen: Sacred Spaces in Secular (Post)-Lutheran Contexts 102.
Helge Arsheim: Legal Secularism? - Differing Notions of Religion in International and Norwegian Law 123.
Inger Furseth: The Ambiguity of Secular and Religious Space: The Norwegian Penitentiary System 152.
Rosemarie van den Breemer: Graveyards and Secularism in Norway: In Search of a Fitting Category 170.
Knut W Ruyter: Space for Religion in Public Hospitals: Constructive Coexistence Can Be Negotiated 197.
Trygve Wyller: The Undocumented Embodied: Shaping the Space Where the Sacred and the Secular Intertwine 221.
P&l Ketil Botvar and Anders Sjöborg: A Comparative Study of the Relation Between Religion and Human Rights Among Young People 236.
Oddbørn Leirvik: Interreligious Dialogue and Secularity: The Secular as Non-Hegemonic Condition 261.
Johannes A. van der Ven: From Divine Law to Positive Law. A Perspective from the Science of Religion 278.
Rosemarie van den Breemer and Trygve Wyller: Conclusion 312.
List of Contributors 319.
The Editors 321.
Index 325. Shaped by five hundred years of Lutheran impact and with a strong influence of big majority churches, Scandinavian secularity is a very interesting and fruitful material for the historical and contemporary theoretical debate on the secular. It can be discussed, for example, whether the strong position of Human Rights and of the Scandinavian welfare state might be interpreted in continuity with the historical influence of Protestant traditions. Is there something like a hidden sacrality implicit in the Scandinavian secular?