The Political Trinity of Conservative Laestadianism: God, his Kingdom and Authorities

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Abstract

This article aims at analysing the concept of the authority in the theology of Conservative Laestadianism, the biggest revival movement inside Finnish Lutheran Church. Author argues that the concept of the authority has a form of a political trinity, where God, the Kingdom of God and secular authorities rule the world of the believer. Furthermore, Laestadianism is a particular and seemingly somewhat functional answer to the difficult challenge of combing a conservative religion and secular modernity.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPolitical Theology
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - Sep 2015
MoEC publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Field of science

  • International political science

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