In sharp contrast to both academic and public expectations on secularisation, religious
fundamentalism has lately exhibited vitality both socially and culturally. This raises
questions regarding its characteristics and nature; and from the increasing academic
interestamore definite and nuanced understanding of its defining features has emerged.
In this article we address the internal diversity of religious fundamentalism. The findings
we report are from a mixed-method study of Christian fundamentalism in Finland. The
methods we used were the Schwartz!s value survey using the PVQ-R questionnaire with
Wulff!s Faith Q-sort based on Q-methodology. We explore both values and religious
subjectivities and the potential relationship between these. Our results indicate that
contemporary religious fundamentalism should not be comprehended as a singular trajectory
with some defining internal features, but rather as a negotiation between a diversity
of individual motives and external and contextual influences. This finding can
shed further light on the potential variation and change of contemporary fundamentalism
in different contexts.
|Tidskrift||Interdisciplinary Journal for Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society|
|Status||Publicerad - 2016|