Complexity and Beyond in Studies of Religiosity in the Nordic Countries

  • Birkelund Andersen, Peter (Principal Investigator)
  • Bodvar, Pål Ketil (Co-Investigator)
  • Jónsdóttir, Guðbjörg Andrea (Co-Investigator)
  • Sjöborg, Anders (Co-Investigator)
  • Slotte Russo, Pamela (Co-Investigator)
  • Tervo-Niemelä, Kati (Co-Investigator)

Project Details


The aim of the network between Nordic universities is to develop a new and more precise understanding of the characteristics and backgrounds for changes in individual religiosity in the Nordic countries during the last three to four decades and to create a stronger network for collaboration among Nordic researchers in the field. The core substantive idea is to scrutinize and transcend three dominant theoretical narratives of religiosity - secularization, individualization and competition narratives.
Effective start/end date01/01/2130/06/23

Collaborative partners

  • Åbo Akademi University
  • University of Eastern Finland (Project partner)
  • Uppsala University (Project partner)
  • University of Iceland (Project partner)
  • University of Agder (Project partner)
  • University of Copenhagen (Project partner) (lead)


  • Research Council of Finland: €38,980.00