Marburg Journal of Religion 2023-01-11T09:03:33+01:00 Maike Wachs Open Journal Systems <p>The purpose of <strong>Marburg Journal of Religion</strong> is to publish articles on empirical and theoretical studies of religion.</p> Ghost Stories 2022-12-14T16:50:44+01:00 Auður Aðalsteinsdóttir <p>This article presents a postcolonial-ecocritical reading of the Icelandic novel Lifandilífslækur (2018) by Bergsveinn Birgisson, arguing that this work can be interpreted as a call for a revision of Iceland’s position and role in the colonial system and its legacy which we are still grappling with, especially in terms of climate change and other ecological crises. The novel places an emphasis on the effects of colonialism for Icelanders, and Iceland being a part of a power system based on the notion of man’s dominance over nature. Focusing on the role of ghosts in the novel—figures that have obvious roots in Icelandic folklore — a change in focus is noted. Ghosts that once were depicted as relics of a heathen past coexisting with medieval Christianity, and later assigned a nationalist-romantic value, are today considered as potentially important in contemporary environmental debate with its focus on social power structures and toxic hierarchies.</p> 2023-01-11T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Auður Aðalsteinsdóttir Mendel, Daniela. 2022. Die Geographie des Himmels, Eine Untersuchung zu den Deckendekorationen in ägyptischen Tempeln der griechisch-römischen Zeit und zeitgleichen Darstellungen auf Särgen und in Gräbern 2023-01-06T16:49:07+01:00 Stefan Bojowald 2023-01-11T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Stefan Bojowald