Laestadians in the Public Sphere: Reading the Biggest Christian Revival Movement in Finland

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In this chapter, we argue that the political and economic activities of the members of the Conservative Laestadianism are often intertwined with the religion and the religious notions of the movement. Many seemingly secular stances and procedures have theological basis, while others rely and utilize the social networks that originate in the church. However, the effects of the religion in the secular life of Laestadians are quite diverse, and one should not oversimplify them. The implications of a person’s religious background can be positive for the members of the movements and society as a whole, but the religious dimension can also have negative consequences in politics and business, especially in the context of strong social relationships, bonds, and reciprocal links. Religious literacy means, at least partly, that one recognizes the variable roles that religion has in different social contexts.
OtsikkoThe Challenges of Religious Literacy
AlaotsikkoThe Case of Finland
ToimittajatTuula Sakaranaho, Timo Aarrevaara, Johanna Konttori
ISBN (elektroninen)978-3-030-47576-5
ISBN (painettu)978-3-030-47575-8
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 27 heinäk. 2020
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA3 Vertaisarvioitu artikkeli kokoomateoksessa


SarjaSpringer Briefs in Religious Literacy


  • Religious literacy
  • Diversity
  • governance
  • Finland


  • Politologia


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