Eskil Skjeldal

Mystery of Faith

Mysteriet i trua - Ein samtale mellom Jon Fosse og Eskil Skjeldal

In 2013, Jon Fosse converted to Catholicism. Fosse had resigned from the Church of Norway in protest at sixteen, but later found his way back to a religious worldview through his writing. He has been fascinated by Gnosticism and Christian mysticism and been drawn to the Quaker movement – but is now a Catholic. What happened?

In Mystery of Faith, theologian and Catholic Eskil Skjeldal, Ph.D. and Fosse discuss the path towards this conversion. They converse about faith and God, spiritual and mystical experiences, writing, alcoholism and illness, everyday life as a Catholic, and what Fosse thinks about the positions of the Catholic Church. In this book, you’ll get close to both Fosse and faith.

Mysteriet i trua
Eskil skjeldal foto synnøve skree skjeldal
Photo: Synnøve Skree Skjeldal

Eskil Skjeldal (b. 1974) is a theologian, author, and librarian. He has a master’s in non-fiction writing from Høgskolen i Vestfold and is a literary critic for Vårt Land and a freelance journalist for Dag og Tid.