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Att vara sekulär: Flykten från statsreligion: En studie om en sekulariseringsprocess i Gustavi församling under åren 1860-1903
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Political, Historical, Religious and Cultural Studies (from 2013).
2020 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
To be secular: The escape from state religion : A study on a secularization process in the Gustavi congregation during the years 1860-1903 (English)
Abstract [en]

Secularization is an ambiguous concept. An important part of the Swedes' self-understanding is about a larger secularization process that forms the basis of Swedish society. The link between revival movements and secularization indicates a paradoxical relationship, since "revival" may have meant religious renewal; repentance or spiritual awakening. Spiritualism has been hijacked by religion, an individual spiritual center does not have to mean an "invisible religion". The release from the supremacy of religion can mean the prophet, the pope, the priest, the church or the state religion. This essay has a western and a secularized perspective, as the essay also emphasizes that secularization is a western phenomenon. The thesis examines Gustavi's congregation in the dioceses of Gothenburg during the years 1860 to 1903. The thesis investigates how the number of communion guests has changed during these years. The question is how much has the number of communion guests changed as a percentage from 1860 to 1903 as well as what the priests' views on the sects in the congregation were. The question regarding the number of communion guests has been answered by statistical calculations. The question of the priests' view of the sects within the congregation has been answered by reading the priesthood documents. The essay also provides a deeper understanding of the concept of secularization, as this concept is widely debated. The revival movements undermined the unified power of the state church. The collectivist state church was replaced by individualists who, in their revival, sought a spiritual awakening. In the Gustavi congregation there was a liberation from a religious authority.

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2020.
Keywords [en]
secularization, revival movements, secularization process, religion, state religion
Keywords [sv]
sekularisering, väckelserörelser, sekulariseringsprocess, religion, statsreligion
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History
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-77500OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-77500DiVA, id: diva2:1424652
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History
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Secondary Education Programme: Upper-Secondary School: History (300 ECTS credits)
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Available from: 2020-04-20 Created: 2020-04-18 Last updated: 2020-04-20Bibliographically approved

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