Martin Berntson


Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion
Visiting address
Renströmsgatan 6
41255 Göteborg
Room number
Postal address
Box 200
40530 Göteborg

About Martin Berntson

Martin Berntson is a professor of religious studies and theology, especially church history.

His research interests are mainly focused on the Church history of the Early Modern era in Sweden and the rest of the Nordic countries.

His publications not written in Swedish includes:

  • "Social conflicts and the use of the vernacular in Swedish Reformation liturgy", Maria Schildt, Mattias Lundberg, Jonas Lundblad (eds), Celebrating Lutheran Music: Scholarly Perspectives at the Quincentenary, Uppsala, Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis 2019.

  • "The Monasteries in Sweden during the Reformation", Per Seesko, Louise Nyholm Kallestrup, Lars Bisgaard (eds), The Dissolution of Monasteries: the Case of Denmark in a Regional Perspective, Odense, University Press of Southern Denmark, 2019.

  • "The Church of Sweden and the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe", Were We Ever Protestants? Essays in Honour of Tarald Rasmussen, ed. by Sivert Angel, Hallgeir Elstad and Eivor Andersen Oftestad (Arbeiten zur Kirchengeschichte, vol. 140), Berlin, De Gruyter, 2019.

  • "Popular Belief and the Disruption of Religious Practices in Reformation Sweden", Tuomas M.S. Lehtonen & Linda Kaljundi (eds), Re-forming texts, music, and church art in the Early Modern North, Amsterdam, Amsterdam University Press, 2016.

  • "Reformation and Counter-culture in Maribo Abbey", Saint Birgitta, Syon and Vadtena. Papers from a symposium in Stockholm 4-6 October 2007, Claes Gejrot, Sara Risberg & Mia Åkestam (eds) 2010.

  • "Eglise, Etat et pluralisme religieux en Scandinavie", Alain Dierkens & Jean-Philippe Schreiber (eds), Laïcité et sécularisation dans l'Union européenne (Problèmes d’histoire des religions XVI), 2006.

  • "The Dissolution of the Hospitaller houses in Scandinavia", Helen Nicholson, Klaus Militzer & Hans Mol (eds), The Military Orders and the Reformation. Choices, State Building and the Weight of Tradition 2006.