Lisa Bukhave Jensen

Doktorand i religionshistoria och global kristendom vid Teologiska institutionen, Religionshistoria och global kristendom

E-post:
lisa.bukhave[AT-tecken]teol.uu.se
Besöksadress:
Engelska parken, Thunbergsvägen 3 B
Postadress:
Box 511
751 20 UPPSALA

Kort presentation

Jeg er doktorand i Religionshistoria med speciale i Indo-Europæiske religioner. Min forskning omhandler sammenhængen mellem kulturel evolution og lingvistiske udviklinger, og hvordan disse påvirkes af samfundsændringer. Jeg har en bred viden inden for indo-europæiske religioner og sprog, samt grundlæggende og nyere teorier i kulturel og menneskelig evolution.

Nyckelord: language development historical linguistics cognitive science of religion cultural evolution history of religion indo-european studies indo-iranian studies

I hold a bachelor in The Study of Religion and Classical Studies and a Master of Arts in the Study of Religion from Aarhus University.

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My research area is the religions of Indo-European-speaking groups and mainly, how the many and different Indo-European religions developed from a presumed somewhat homogenous tradition into the various traditions known today. The (linguistically and partly genetic) proven relationship between the Indo-European cultures provide a unique opportunity to study how cultures from a shared point of departure develop and adapt when faced with new milieus and social realities. Thus, I wish to combine theories on cognitive, cultural, and human evolution with classical Indo-European linguistics and comparative text analysis.

My thesis will mainly explore the relation between developments in language, religion, and power structures in Indo-European cultures by focusing on ways of addressing gods and kings. My point of departure will be the Indo-Iranian title *asura and its later developments in Vedic and Avestan religion. This I will compare to studies of the (linguistically) related Hittite title Ḫaššu (meaning "king") and the Old Norse Æsir. Through comparing these studies, I hope to uncover how religion and language are affected by societal developments and different milieus, creating distinguished cultures through selection- and adaptation-processes.

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Lisa Bukhave Jensen
Senast uppdaterad: 2021-03-09