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Religion, Spirituality and Everyday Life in Sweden
Dalarna University, School of Education and Humanities, Religious Studies. (MIA)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2765-439X
2012 (English)In: Mapping Religion and Spirituality in a Postsecular World / [ed] Giordan, Giuseppe / Paco, Enze, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, 2012Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The focus of this paper is the concept of “spirituality” and its use and meaning in different contexts in contemporary Sweden. Themes highlighted are Identification with and/or relation to the terms spirituality and religion, conceived meaning of them and how “spirituality” is conceived of as expressing in daily life. Besides, an attempt is made to test Paul Heelas´ well-known thesis that a “spiritual revolution” is gradually taking place, as religion gives way to spirituality (Heelas 2002: 365). Three different kinds of material are used and combined for this study. The first one is a web based questionnaire distributed to a representative part of the Swedish population in 2008. The two other kinds of materials derive from a local mapping project of religion and world view that I conduct in Sweden together with Peter Åkerbäck since the year 2008. As part of this project, I have conducted two special studies which I will present in this paper. The first one is an interview study containing 11 interviews with well known religious actors/producers from different religious contexts in Dalarna. The second study derived from this project consists of a questionnaire distributed to one of the mapped groups, an evening yoga class group, with 18 respondents. Combining these three studies, a qualitative as well as a quantitative analysis was possible. I have conducted two special studies which I will presen An interesting fact is that three of these persons were also engaged and active in the Swedish Church. No representativity of anything has been searched – the interviews are considered as more or less random case studies. Among other questions, the interview persons were asked how they defined the concepts spirituality and religion, the relation between them and how they thought spirituality to express in daily life. The second study derived from this project consists of a questionnaire distributed to one of the mapped groups, an evening yoga class group, with 18 respondents. Among other questions, a question about self identity relating to being religious and/or spiritual was asked, as well as open-ended questions about how they defined the concepts spirituality and religion. Combining these three studies, a qualitative as well as a quantitative analysis was possible. In this study, I discuss the results of these studies in the light of recent academic discussions and research relating to the concept of spirituality.

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Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, 2012.
Series
Religion and the Social Order, ISSN 1061-5210 ; 22
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Religious Studies
Research subject
Kultur, identitet och gestaltning, Religion, Spirituality, and World View; Kultur, identitet och gestaltning; Kultur, identitet och gestaltning, Religion, Spirituality, and World View
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-5396ISBN: 9789004230224 (print)OAI: oai:dalea.du.se:5396DiVA: diva2:521093
Available from: 2011-02-27 Created: 2011-02-27 Last updated: 2015-06-26Bibliographically approved

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