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Title Religious complexity in the public sphere : comparing nordic countries / Inger Furseth, editor ; foreword by Craig Calhoun.
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.

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Series Palgrave Studies in Religion, Politics, and Policy
Palgrave studies in religion, politics, and policy.
Subject Religion and politics.
Religion and sociology.
Mass media -- Religious aspects.
Scandinavia -- Religion.
Alt Name Furseth, Inger,
Description 1 online resource (XXI, 341 pages).
Contents Introduction / Inger Furseth -- Changing religious landscapes in the nordic countries / Inger Furseth, Lars Ahlin, Kimmo Ketola, Annette Leis-Peters and Bjarni Randver Sigurvinsson -- Religion and state : complexity in change / Lene Kuhle, Ulla Schmidt, Brian Arly Jacobsen and Per Pettersson -- Religion on the political agenda / Mia Lovheim, Jonas Lindberg, Pai Ketil Botvar, Henrik Reintoft Christensen, Kati Niemela and Anders Backstrom -- Religion and the media : continuity, complexity, and mediatization / Knut Lundby, Henrik Reintoft Christensen, Ann Kristin Gresaker, Mia Lovheim, Kati Niemela, Sofia Sjo, Marcus Moberg and Arni Svanur Danielsson -- Faith and worldview communities and their leaders-inward or outward looking? / Inger Furseth, Lars Ahlin, Kimmo Ketola, Annette Leis-Peters, Pai Repstad, Bjarni Randver Sigurvinsson and Sivert Skalvoll Urstad -- Secularization, deprivatization, or religious complexity? / Inger Furseth.
Summary 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.
ISBN 9783319556789
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-319-55678-9
OCLC # 1005136296
Additional Format Printed edition: 9783319556772 (OCoLC)1020763165