Protestant Legacies in Nordic Law
The overarching goal of Protestant Legacies in Nordic Law: Uses of the Past in the Construction of the Secularity of Law (ProNoLa) is to examine the relations between Lutheran majority traditions and the development of secular law in the Nordic region in the course of the last 500 years.
Due to its mixed Protestant (Lutheran/Calvinist) and Roman-Catholic heritage, Germany will serve as a comparative case throughout the project. Integral to the project is thus the awareness of tensions between different religious, legal and philosophical traditions in the interface between majority/minority/equality positions, including Protestant minority movements and the Eastern-Orthodox church. The project is designed so as to facilitate further comparisons with law-religion constellations outside the Nordic and German realms, also in Roman-Catholic and Eastern-Orthodox settings in Europe.
The research project ProNoLa is financed by the HERA network.