Kön, kyrka och kyrkligt ledarskap: En teologisk studie av unga prästers uppfattningar i Finland och Sverige

A1 Journal article (refereed)

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Publication Details

List of Authors: Patrik Hagman, Eetu Kejonen
Publication year: 2019
Journal: Scandinavian Journal for Leadership and Theology
Volume number: 6


This article explores how gender, views of pastoral work and views of
ecclesiology interact among young priests in the Church of Sweden and
the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland. Using a survey we develop a
model used to discern if the young priests emphasize leadership or
serving in their pastoral work. We then compare this model with their
views on e.g. sex, gender and the Church. The article shows that sex has
is a significant factor in how one tends to view pastoral work. Men
tend to see pastoral work more as leadership, whereas women tend to
emphasize serving others. At the same time, another factor – to what
degree they are enculturated in church culture and tradition – plays a
role in clarifying some patterns in the data. This factor, too,
interacts with sex, but in some cases it has more explanatory power than
sex. The article sheds light on a polarization in views among priest in
both Finland and Sweden.


church, Evangelisk-lutherska kyrkan i Finland, Gender, Leadership, Svenska kyrkan

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