Luther Bible, 1534. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

As Norway experiences increasing religious diversity, the assertive role of Protestantism in the public sphere have become contentious political issues that are increasingly viewed within the framework of a simplified good/bad narrative, in which other religious traditions are measured according to their similarity to the specific format of Protestant religion in Norway. Good Protestant, Bad Religion? sets out to examine how major societal actors respond to these issues.

GOBA cooperates with leading networks on the research of religion and society

GOBA is funded by the Norwegian Research Council, and will run from 2014 to 2018

The theoretical background of GOBA draws on perspectives from a variety of different disciplines within the humanist and social sciences.

The subprojects involved in Good Protestant, Bad Religion? (GOBA) are united by two overarching research objectives