Christer Hedin


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Works at Department of Ethnology, History of Religions and Gender Studies
Visiting address Universitetsvägen 10 E, plan 7
Room E 781
Postal address 106 91 Stockholm 106 91 Stockholm


I have spent most of my professional life teaching at various levels or training teachers of religious studies. Teaching positions at Kungsholmens gymnasium (1971–1986) and Östra Reals gymnasium (1992–2004) have been combined with employment at the Stockholm Institute of Education (1975–1986 and 1992–2004). The courses at the Institute discussed didactics, ethics, and the philosophy of science.

In 1977, the Department of the History of Religions (now a section) became responsible for teaching the subject theory of religious studies within the teacher training programme. Since then, I have been a teacher at the section, with the exception of a break to work at Swedish Radio from 1986 to 1992. My teaching in the teacher training programme, the courses in the history of religions, and the oriental studies programmes in both Stockholm and Uppsala has discussed the religions of the Middle East.


My doctoral thesis in the history of religions, which was presented in Uppsala in 1988, discussed contemporary Muslims’ views on Islam as the natural religion. Because I had previously written a licentiate thesis on Gregory of Nyssa at Lund University, I became an associate professor in faith and ideologies at Uppsala University in 1992.

My publications include works on ethics, teaching philosophy, and world religions. In 2013, for the 100-year anniversary of Torgny Segerstedt becoming Stockholm’s first professor of the history of religions, I published a book on his work as a researcher in the field.


Last updated: December 20, 2018

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