Belief and Ritual near the Polar Circle: Anthropological Research on a Religious Minority in Sweden (Norrbotten)

Yme Kuiper, Jelle Kleistra

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    Abstract

    Laestadianism was a Lutheran revival movement that began in the north of Sweden in the early-nineteenth century. To-day followers of the Lutheran, pietistic church administrator Lars Levi Laestadius (1800-1861) are strongly conservative Christians, who called themselves the Congregation of Firstborn. They are constantly struggling with modernity, have their own rites (especially regarding forgiveness of sins) and live without any luxury (going to the movies, dancing, watching television, using internet etc. are strictly forbidden). In the article these very conservative Laestadians are compared with the Amish and the Hutterites in the USA and Canada.
    Translated title of the contributionBelief and Ritual near the Polar Circle: Anthropological Research on a Religious Minority in Sweden (Norrbotten)
    Original languageDutch
    Title of host publicationFeest en ritueel in Europa
    Subtitle of host publicationAntropologische essays
    EditorsYme Kuiper, Adrianus Koster, Jojada Verrips
    Place of PublicationAmsterdam
    PublisherVU Boekhandel Uitgeverij
    Pages255-292
    Number of pages38
    Volume3
    ISBN (Print)90.6256.293.0
    Publication statusPublished - 1986

    Publication series

    NameAntropologische studies VU
    Volume3

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