Palgrave Studies in Religion, Politics, and Policy

Religious Complexity in the Public Sphere

Comparing Nordic Countries

Editors: Furseth, Inger (Ed.)

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  • Deploys and develops the complexity frame of reference in a way that reflects paradoxical developments and a range of social, cultural, and political problems
  • Analyzes religion, secularization, and religious complexity in the public sphere in the past thirty years using Nordic case studies
  • Gathers perspectives from across the Nordic regions and a variety of disciplines such as the sociology of religion, political science, communication, cultural studies, and social theory
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This book is an empirical comparative study of the complexity of religion in the public spheres of the five Nordic countries. The result of a five-year collaborative research project, the work examines how increasingly religiously diverse Nordic societies regulate, debate, and negotiate religion in the state, the polity, the media, and civil society. The project finds that there are seemingly contradictory religious trends at different social levels: a growing secularization at the individual level, and a deprivatization of religion in politics, the media, and civil society. It offers a critique of the current theories of secularization and the return of religion, introducing religious complexity as an alternative concept to understand these paradoxes. This book is for scholars, students, and readers with an interest in understanding the public role of religion in the West. 

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Inger Furseth is Professor of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo, Norway, and adjunct professor at KIFO Centre for Church Research, Norway. Some of her books include A Comparative Study of Social and Religious Movements in Norway, 1780s-1905 (2002), From Quest for Truth to Being Oneself (2006), and An Introduction to the Sociology of Religion (2006, co-author). She was the director of the research program, The Role of Religion in the Public Sphere: A Comparative Study of the Five Nordic Countries 1998-2008 (NOREL 2009-2014). 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Religious Complexity in the Public Sphere
Book Subtitle
Comparing Nordic Countries
Editors
  • Inger Furseth
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Religion, Politics, and Policy
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-55678-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-55678-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-55677-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85724-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 341
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