On the Legacy of Lutheranism in Finland : Societal Perspectives

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Sinnemäki , K T-K , Portman , J A M , Tilli , J A & Nelson , R H (eds) 2019 , On the Legacy of Lutheranism in Finland : Societal Perspectives . Studia Fennica Historica , no. 25 , Suomalaisen kirjallisuuden seura , Helsinki . https://doi.org/10.21435/sfh.25

Title: On the Legacy of Lutheranism in Finland : Societal Perspectives
Other contributor: University of Helsinki, General Linguistics
University of Helsinki, City of Helsinki
University of Helsinki, University of Jyväskylä
Sinnemäki, Kaius Tatu-Kustaa
Portman, Johanna Anneli Marita
Tilli, Jouni Aleksi
Nelson, Robert H.


Publisher: Suomalaisen kirjallisuuden seura
Date: 2019
Language: eng
Belongs to series: Studia Fennica Historica
ISBN: 978-951-858-135-5
978-951-858-150-8
978-951-858-149-2
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21435/sfh.25
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/312271
Abstract: This volume analyses the societal legacy of Lutheranism in Finland in broad terms. It contributes to the recent renewed interest in the history of religion in Finland and the Nordic countries by bringing together researchers in history, political science, economics, social psychology, education, linguistics, media studies, and theology to examine the mutual relationship between Lutheranism and society in Finland. The two main foci are (i) the historical effects of the Reformation and its aftermath on societal structures and on national identity, values, linguistic culture, education, and the economy, and (ii) the adaptation of the church – and its theology – to changes in the geo-political and sociocultural context. Important sub-themes include nationalism and religion, the secularization and institutionalization of traditional values, multiple Protestant ethics, and long continuities in history. Overall the book argues that large changes in societies cannot be explained via ‘secular’ factors alone, such as economic development or urbanization, but that factors pertaining to religion provide substantial explanatory power for understanding societal change and the resulting societal structures.
Subject: 6121 Languages
615 History and Archaeology
517 Political science
5144 Social psychology
614 Theology
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