Recent Norwegian Church History

Recent Norwegian Church History includes the 19th and 20th centuries, and is a central research area at the Faculty of Theology.

(Outside the church in Kautokeino, 1882 or 1883. Photo: From the collection of the University of Bergen. Photographer unknown.)


The 1800s have traditionally been one of three main areas for Norwegian church history research – in addition to the MIddle Ages and the Reformation. In time, the investigation of recent Norwegian church history has also been extended to the twentieth century. The Faculty of Theology currently has three permanent positions addressing this particular research area.