Dr. Viktor Aldrin

Lecturer in Social Sciences Education

Research

Doctor of Theology in Religions Studies, and researches in

reciprocity of Theology and Education.

Research presentation

Theology and Educational Sciences share a common history, but has in the past decades often been seen as opposites. As researcher in both academic fields, I strive to make them interact and to make contributions in both academic fields. My research is mainly focused on a system level and on higher education.

Educational perspectives on Theology

How and in what ways are Education used in Theology? How does church denominations work to educate it’s clergy? How do priests educate parishioners, and how do the parishioners educate their priests? These kind of questions are at the focal point of my research on educational perspectives on Theology. My academic plattform is Practical Theology, juxtaposed with Educational Scicence.

Theological perspectives on Education

How can education in a postsecular society become broader and deeper through the aid of religion? How can hope be found for the future of education through the use of religious perspectives? How can Theological research and practice of Interreligious dialogue and Ethics contribute to a multicultural plural society? Questions such as these are at the heart of my research on Theological perspectives on Education. My stance is within the field of Practical Theology with aims at Educational Research.

 List of publications

Updated: 13 January, 2017

Monographs

Journal articles

Essays

  • 2016 Viktor Aldrin, 1944 års utgåva av Svenska kyrkans bekännelseskrifter och debatten om den svenska reformationens särart, Martin Berntson & Anna Minara Ciardi, Kyrklig rätt och kyrklig orätt – kyrkorättsliga perspektiv. Festskrift till professor Bertil Nilsson, Bibliotheca theologiae practicae 97, Skellefteå: Artos, 2016, s. 169–180.
  • 2008 Viktor Aldrin, Sjundedagsadventism, I: Ingvar Svanberg & David Westerlund (red.), Religion i Sverige, Stockholm: Dialogos, 2008, 196–197. Ny reviderad upplaga 2011.
  • 2007 Viktor Aldrin, Sjundedagsadventisternas friskola i Ekebyholm, I: Jenny Berglund & Göran Larsson (red.), Religiösa friskolor i Sverige: Historiska och nutida perspektiv, Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2007, 157–169.

Scientific reports

Book review articles

  • 2014 Viktor Aldrin, Leona M. English & Peter Mayo, Learning with Adults, Journal of Teaching Theology and Religion, 17:3, 293–294.
  • 2013 Viktor Aldrin, Bernadette McNary-Zak & Rebecca Todd Peters (eds.), Teaching Undergraduate Research in Religious Studies, Journal of Teaching Theology and Religion 16:3, 239–294.
  • 2013 Viktor Aldrin, Rob Phillips, Carmel McNaught & Gregor Kennedy, Evaluating E-Learning, Journal of Teaching Theology and Religion, 16:s1, e4.
  • 2012 Viktor Aldrin, Virginia Reinburg, French Books of Hours, Kyrkohistorisk årsskrift 2012, 202–203.
  • 2012 Viktor Aldrin, Fem källor från svenska reformationstiden i Finland, edited by Terhi Kiiskinen, Mirator 13, 80–81.
  • 2012 Viktor Aldrin, Theresa Berger, Gender Differences and The Making of Liturgical History: Lifting a Veil to Liturgy’s Past, Svensk Teologisk Kvartalsskrift 2012:1, 45.
  • 2011 Viktor Aldrin, Robert Swanson, Indulgences in Late Medieval England, Kyrkohistorisk årsskrift 2011, 222–223.
  • 2011 Viktor Aldrin, Robert Lutton & Elisabeth Salter (eds.), Pieties in Transition, Kyrkohistorisk årsskrift 2011, 224–225.
  • 2011 Viktor Aldrin, Eamon Duffy, Fires of Faith, Kyrkohistorisk årsskrift 2011, 235–236.
  • 2011 Viktor Aldrin, David F. Ford, The Future of Christian Theology, Svensk Teologisk Kvartalskrift 2011:3, 96.
  • 2008 Viktor Aldrin, Eamon Duffy, Marking the Hours, Kyrkohistorisk årsskrift 2008, 187–188.
  • 2007 Viktor Aldrin, Bengt Ankarloo, Satans raseri, Kyrkohistorisk årsskrift 2007, 295–296.
  • 2007 Viktor Aldrin, Marie Lennerstrand & Linda Oja, Livet går vidare, Kyrkohistorisk årsskrift 2007, 298–300.
  • 2006 Viktor Aldrin, John H. Arnold, Belief and Unbelief in Medieval Europe, Kyrkohistorisk årsskrift 2006, 212–214.
  • 2005 Viktor Aldrin, Arnold Angenendt, Grundformen der Frömmigkeit im Mittelalter, Kyrkohistorisk årsskrift 2005, 134–135.

Other academic essays

  • 2011 Viktor Aldrin, Avhandlingsresumé, Svensk Teologisk Kvartalskrift 2011:2, 96.

National Encyclopaedia (assigned)

I am their expert on Christianity, and Ethics.
  • 2014 Viktor Aldrin & Max Scheja, Högskolepedagogik, Nationalencyklopedin.
  • 2014 Viktor Aldrin, Equmeniakyrkan, Nationalencyklopedin.
  • 2014 Viktor Aldrin, Equmenia, Nationalencyklopedin.
  • 2014 Viktor Aldrin, Svenska Missionskyrkan, Nationalencyklopedin.
  • 2014 Viktor Aldrin, Svenska Baptistsamfundet, Nationalencyklopedin.
  • 2014 Viktor Aldrin, Svenska Metodistkyrkan, Nationalencyklopedin.
  • 2014 Viktor Aldrin, Svenska Frälsningsarmén, Nationalencyklopedin.
  • 2013 Viktor Aldrin, Sjundedags Adventistsamfundet, Nationalencykopedin.
  • 2013 Viktor Aldrin, Adventism, Nationalencyklopedin.
  • 2013 Viktor Aldrin, Sjundedags-adventism, Nationalencyklopedin.
  • 2013 Viktor Aldrin, Sjundedags-adventism i Sverige, Nationalencyklopedin.

Textbooks

General Science publications (for a broader audience)

Lecturing

Lectures in Religious Education and History Education at the University of Borås, ‘Excellent Teaching Professional ETP’, and is also certified as school teacher in Religion, History, and Education,


University teacher education

Diploma

  • 2012 Master of Science in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 60 ECTS,  University of Gothenburg.
  • 2011 Bachelor of Science in Education, 90 ECTS, University of Gothenburg
  • 2011 Teacher diploma for teaching in the Seconary School, and Upper-Secondary School in the subjects Religion, History, and Education, University of Gothenburg (Certificate, 2014).

Teacher awards

  • 2015 Excellent Teaching Professional ETP, Halmstad University.

Lecturing experiences

  • 2016 School of Teacher Education, The University of Borås.
  • 2015 Stockholm School of Theology.
  • 2013–2015 School of Education, Humanities, and Social Science, Halmstad University.
  • 2014–2015 Centre for Academic Development, Halmstad University.
  • 2011–2012 Department of Education, and Special Education, University of Gothenburg.
  • 2011–2012 Unit for Educational Development and Interactive Learning (PIL), University of Gotnenburg.
  • 2005–2012, 2014–2015 Department of Literature, the History of Ideas, and Religion, University of Gothenburg.

Curriculum vitæ

Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences Education, with special focus on Religious Education, at the University of Borås, Sweden. Doctor of Theology in Religious Studies at the University of Gothenburg (2010) & appointed as Excellent Teaching Professional at Halmstad University (2015).

Married to Emilia, with two kids.

 

Presentation

Viktor Aldrin, born in the year 1980 in Linköping City, Sweden. Married to Dr. Emilia Aldrin since 2007 och father of two kids. Lives in Halmstad, Sweden

Education

Doctor diploma

  • 2010 Doctor of Theology in Religious Studies, with special focus on Practical Theology, Department of Literature, the History of Ideas, and Religion, University of Gothenburg.

Masters diploma

  • 2012 Master of Science in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, University of Gothenburg.
  • 2004 Master of Arts in Religious Studies and Theology, with special focus on the History of Christianity, Lund University.

Bachelor diploma

  • 2011 Bachelor of Sciene in Education, University of Gothenburg.
  • 2004 Bachelor of Arts in History, Lund University.

Övriga examina

  • 2014 Teacher certificate for Secondary Schools and Upper-Secondary Schools in the subjects of Religion, History and Education, National Agency of Education in Sweden.
  • 2011 Teacher diploma, University of Gothenburg.

Research placements

  • 2016– Department of Teacher Education, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT (including The Swedish School of Library and Information Science), the University of Borås.
  • 2015–2016 Centre for Theology and Religious Studies, Lund University.
  • 2013–2015 School of Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Halmstad University.
  • 2011–2012 Department of Education, and Special Education, University of Gothenburg.
  • 2005–2010 Department of Literature, the History of Ideas, and Religion, University of Gothenburg.

Visiting Scholar

  • 2015–2016 Visiting Research Fellow in Church and Mission Studies, Centre for Theology and Religious Studies, Lund University.
  • 2008 Visiting Scholar at the Faculty of Divinity, The University of Cambridge, UK. Mentor: Professor Eamon Duffy.
  • 2007 Visiting Scholar at Helsingfors University and the Finnish Literary Society. Mentors: Professor Tuomas Lehtonen and Associate Professor Jyrki Knuutila.

Peer-review assignments

  • Journal of Religious History, Australia.
  • Mirator, Finland.

Book-review assignments

  • 2012– Journal of Teaching Theology & Religious Education, USA.
  • 2012– Mirator, Finland
  • 2011– Svensk Teologisk Kvartalskrift, Sweden
  • 2005– Kyrkohistorisk årsskrift, Sweden

In media

I am frequently asked for in Swedish media as expert in the areas of Christianity, Religion in the school system, and Christian Traditions.  

Creativity

Next to my profession as academician, I also work with graphic design.

Have worked professionally as designer since 1995.

Runs the small company Elucidare, and co-owner of the GoGet Corp AB.


Examples of graphic design

  • Book design
  • Poster design
  • Logotype and corporate identity
  • Website design

My Behance portfolio

Here are some examples of my latest work.