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Mobilisering och identitet: En studie av antalet katolska konverteringar i Sverige från 1955 till 1975.
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Political, Historical, Religious and Cultural Studies.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Mobilization and Identity : A study of the number of Catholic conversions in Sweden from 1955 to 1975. (English)
Abstract [sv]

Arbetet kartlägger antalet katolska konverteringar i Sverige mellan åren 1955 och 1975 genom studier av biskopämbetets arkiv. Vid sidan av Stockholms katolska stift som utgör hela Sverige rent territoriellt genomförs fördjupande studier av Domkyrko-, Kristuskonungens- och S:ta Eugenia församlingar. Syftet är att bedöma om Katolska Kyrkan stärkte eller försvagade sin mobiliserande kraft. Den kollektiva identitetens roll för politisk och kulturell mobilisering tillämpas som teoretiskt ramverk. Resultaten diskuteras sedan i relation till inomkatolska förändringar i och med Andra vatikankonciliet.

Studien visar på en avtagande konverteringstakt; mätt i absoluta tal, i relation till antalet präster och i relation till antalet katoliker. Apostater, sådana som avsäger sig tron, ökar i antal under perioden. Sammantaget identifieras en avtagande mobiliserande kraft för Katolska Kyrkan i Sverige. Effekterna av Andra vatikankonciliet verkade försvagande på den kollektiva identiteten – förändringar som bidrog till en försvagad katolsk mobilisering.

Abstract [en]

The number of Catholic conversions in Sweden between 1955 and 1975 are tracked

based on the episcopal archives. In addition to the Diocese of Stockholm, which

make up all of Sweden territorially, in-depth studies are conducted on the local

Domkyrko-, Kristuskonungens- och S:ta Eugenia congregations. The purpose is to

identify whether the Catholic Church strengthened or weakened its mobilizing

power.

The role of collective identity for political and cultural mobilization is applied as

a theoretical framework. The results are then discussed in relation to intra-Catholic

changes of the Second Vatican Council.

The study shows a drop in conversions; Measured in absolute numbers, in

relation to the number of priests and in relation to the number of Catholics in total.

Likewise apostates, those who leave the Church, increase in number during the

period. In total, a declining mobilizing power for the Catholic Church in Sweden is

identified. The effects of the Second Vatican Society were likely to weaken the

collective identity – changes that contributed to a weakening of Catholic

mobilization.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 45 p.
Keyword [en]
Catholic Church, Mobilization, Conversion, Converts, Apostates, Collective Identity, Social Movement Theory, Second Vatican Counsil, Swede
Keyword [sv]
Katolska Kyrkan, mobilisering, konvertit, konvertering, apostat, kollektiv identitet, social rörelseteori, Andra vatikankonciliet, Sverige
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-55280OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-55280DiVA: diva2:1113232
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Available from: 2017-06-22 Created: 2017-06-21 Last updated: 2017-06-22Bibliographically approved

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