On the Outskirts of ‚the Church‘

ab 29,90 

Peter Nynäs, Ruth Illman, Tuomas Martikainen (Eds.)

Diversities, Fluidities and New Spaces of Religion in Finland

ISBN 978-3-643-90571-0
Band-Nr. 3
Jahr 2015
Seiten 288
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Nordic Studies in Religion and Culture / Nordische Studien zur Religion und Kultur


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
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

Peter Nynäs is Professor of Comparative
religion at Åbo Akademi University and Director of the
Centre of Excellence in Research „Post-Secular Culture and
a Changing Religious Landscape in Finland“.

Ruth Illman is Director of The Donner Institute for Research
in Religious and Cultural History, Turku.

Tuomas Martikainen is Professor in Ethnic Relations and
Director of the Centre for Research on Ethnic Relations and
Nationalism in the Swedish School of Social Science,
University of Helsinki.