On the Outskirts of 'the Church': Diversities, Fluidities and New Spaces of Religion in Finland

Peter Nynäs (Editor), Ruth Illman (Editor), Tuomas Martikainen (Editor)

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Abstract

Through exploring the diversity of contemporary religious phenomena, this volume sheds new light on religion in the twenty-first century: Is religion going through a decisive change? What are the resources that make religion so persistent and what happened to secularisation? How do the traditional religious institutions fare? How do people identify themselves with regard to religion?

Firmly rooted in analyses of the rich and fluid spiritual life on the outskirts of religious institutions - from angel healing and prayer clinics to LGBT activists and yoga entrepreneurs - this volume engages with topical discussions on religious change and post-secularity. The book suggests that there are profound changes occurring in the ways in which religion is involved in people's lives today and looks at how religious institutions have responded to these changes.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherLit verlag
ISBN (Print)978-3-643-90571-0
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoE publication typeC2 Edited books

Keywords

  • Post-secular
  • Religion in Finland

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