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Thurfjell, D., Rubow, C., Remmel, A. & Ohlsson, H. (2019). The Relocation of Transcendence Using Schutz to Conceptualize the Nature Experiences of Secular People. Nature and Culture, 14(2), 190-214
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Relocation of Transcendence Using Schutz to Conceptualize the Nature Experiences of Secular People
2019 (English)In: Nature and Culture, ISSN 1558-6073, E-ISSN 1558-5468, Vol. 14, no 2, p. 190-214Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Denmark, Estonia, and Sweden are, if measured by certain sociological criteria, considered to be three of the world's most secular countries. Nature-forests, pristine beaches, and the countryside-plays a specific role in the allegedly secular discourse of the mainstream populations of these nations. Not only is it almost without exception deemed as a positive asset worthy of protection, it is also thought of as holding certain existential qualities. Based on ethnographic fieldwork and interviews, this article suggests that Alfred Schutz's conceptualization of transcendence-further developed by Thomas Luckmann-can be used to describe the existential experiences in nature of contemporary secular people. The article results in a suggestion for an operational definition of transcendence.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Berghan journals, 2019
Keywords
Estonia, nature, nature experience, Scandinavia, Alfred Schutz, secularization, transcendence
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies; Historical Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-38493 (URN)10.3167/nc.2019.140205 (DOI)000471001700005 ()2-s2.0-85068464182 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-06-27 Created: 2019-06-27 Last updated: 2019-08-06Bibliographically approved
Thurfjell, D. (2016). En omformulerad problembeskrivning: Reflektioner kring mottagandet av boken Det gudlösa folket. In: Andreas Sandberg (Ed.), Nyckeln till Svenska kyrkan: en skrift om organisation, verksamhet och ekonomi 2016 (pp. 7-15). Uppsala: Svenska kyrkan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>En omformulerad problembeskrivning: Reflektioner kring mottagandet av boken Det gudlösa folket
2016 (Swedish)In: Nyckeln till Svenska kyrkan: en skrift om organisation, verksamhet och ekonomi 2016 / [ed] Andreas Sandberg, Uppsala: Svenska kyrkan , 2016, p. 7-15Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Svenska kyrkan, 2016
Series
Nyckeln till Svenska kyrkan, ISSN 2000-1088
National Category
History of Religions
Research subject
Historical Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-31381 (URN)
Available from: 2016-12-15 Created: 2016-12-15 Last updated: 2018-07-19Bibliographically approved
Thurfjell, D. (2016). Förord. In: David Thurfjell (Ed.), Varför finns religion? : (pp. 7-13). Stockholm: Molin & Sorgenfrei
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Förord
2016 (Swedish)In: Varför finns religion?  / [ed] David Thurfjell, Stockholm: Molin & Sorgenfrei, 2016, p. 7-13Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Molin & Sorgenfrei, 2016
National Category
History of Religions
Research subject
Historical Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-31379 (URN)9789187515248 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-12-15 Created: 2016-12-15 Last updated: 2017-01-25Bibliographically approved
Thurfjell, D. (2016). Religion finns inte!: Svar från kritisk religionsteori. In: David Thurfjell (Ed.), Varför finns religion?: (pp. 250-268). stockholm: Molin & Sorgenfrei
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Religion finns inte!: Svar från kritisk religionsteori
2016 (Swedish)In: Varför finns religion? / [ed] David Thurfjell, stockholm: Molin & Sorgenfrei, 2016, p. 250-268Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
stockholm: Molin & Sorgenfrei, 2016
National Category
History of Religions
Research subject
Historical Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-31380 (URN)9789187515248 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-12-15 Created: 2016-12-15 Last updated: 2017-01-25Bibliographically approved
Thurfjell, D. (2016). Relocating authority: A charismatic turn in Iranian Shiism. In: : . Paper presented at Relocating religion, EASR Conference 2016 Helsinki.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Relocating authority: A charismatic turn in Iranian Shiism
2016 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
History of Religions
Research subject
Historical Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-31386 (URN)
Conference
Relocating religion, EASR Conference 2016 Helsinki
Available from: 2016-12-15 Created: 2016-12-15 Last updated: 2017-01-25Bibliographically approved
Thurfjell, D. (2016). Shi’ite minorities in the MENA-region. In: : . Paper presented at Minorities in the Islamic World at Stockholm University, 19-20 december 2016..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Shi’ite minorities in the MENA-region
2016 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
History of Religions
Research subject
Historical Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-31455 (URN)
Conference
Minorities in the Islamic World at Stockholm University, 19-20 december 2016.
Available from: 2016-12-20 Created: 2016-12-20 Last updated: 2017-01-25Bibliographically approved
Thurfjell, D. (2016). The Othering of Religion: Semantic Aspects of Secularization in Sweden. In: : . Paper presented at Secularisation and disenchantment, Stockholm, 27 maj 2016..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Othering of Religion: Semantic Aspects of Secularization in Sweden
2016 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
History of Religions
Research subject
Historical Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-31387 (URN)
Conference
Secularisation and disenchantment, Stockholm, 27 maj 2016.
Available from: 2016-12-15 Created: 2016-12-15 Last updated: 2017-01-25Bibliographically approved
Thurfjell, D. (2016). The rise of the madahs: charismatic authority in the Islamic republic. In: : . Paper presented at The Tenth Nordic Conference on Middle Eastern Studies University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark, 22-24 September 2016..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The rise of the madahs: charismatic authority in the Islamic republic
2016 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Euologists (madah) and the folk-religious movement that surround them are playing an increasingly important role in the religio-political landscape of the Islamic republic. Circling around the practice of chest beating and ritual mourning of the martyred household of the Prophet, the structure of this movement has changed during the last decade. In presidential period of Mohammad Khatami, the madahs were mobilised in the campaign that led to the victory of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the presidential elections of 2005. Since then what may be described as a new type of charismatic folk-religious culture has flourished in certain layers of Iranian society and has frequently been a matter of controversy. Today, the madahs can be described as charismatic alternatives to the religious authority of the clerical establishment. Based on interviews and ethnographic observations in Qom, this paper describes and analyses the role of the madahs in Iran today.

National Category
History of Religions
Research subject
Historical Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-31464 (URN)
Conference
The Tenth Nordic Conference on Middle Eastern Studies University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark, 22-24 September 2016.
Available from: 2016-12-20 Created: 2016-12-20 Last updated: 2017-01-25Bibliographically approved
Thurfjell, D. (2015). A charismatic challenge: the heyyati movement in contemporary Iran. In: : . Paper presented at MESA, Denver, 24 november 2015.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A charismatic challenge: the heyyati movement in contemporary Iran
2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
History of Religions
Research subject
Historical Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-31388 (URN)
Conference
MESA, Denver, 24 november 2015
Available from: 2016-12-15 Created: 2016-12-15 Last updated: 2017-01-25Bibliographically approved
Thurfjell, D. (2015). Det gudlösa folket: De postkristna svenskarna och religionen (1ed.). Stockholm: Molin & Sorgenfrei
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Det gudlösa folket: De postkristna svenskarna och religionen
2015 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Är svenskarna världens mest sekulariserade folk? Hur kommer det sig att många känner sig obekväma med att kalla sig kristna trots att de firar jul och är medlemmar i en kyrka? Varför finns det till och med något lite genant över innerlig kristen tro? Och varför upplever många att buddhismen känns sympatisk medan islam – trots att man vet att det är viktigt att inte generalisera – känns hotfull och främmande?

 

Det gudlösa folket söker svaret på dessa frågor i den svenska religionshistorien. Boken handlar om den sekulära svenska majoritetskulturen och om den historia som ligger bakom de hållningar, tankar och föreställningar om religion som finns inom denna grupp. Från reformationen på 1500-talet – via pietismen, upplysningen, teosofin och kolonialismen – till 2000-talets religionsdebatter, följs uppkomsten och utvecklingen av de idéer om religion som vanliga svenskar idag tar för givna. De historiska exposéerna förankras i vanliga svenskars berättelser insamlade genom ett hundratal intervjuer med stockholmare utförda 2009-2012. Resultatet är en berättelse om vilka vi – de sekulära svenskarna – är, varför vi tänker som vi gör och om hur vår internationellt sett unika religionssituation har uppkommit.

 

Boken vänder sig till en intresserad allmänhet men kommer också kunna användas som kurslitteratur för högskolor och universitet, företrädelsevis inom ämnet religionsvetenskap. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Molin & Sorgenfrei, 2015. p. 295 Edition: 1
Series
Molin & Sorgenfrei akademiska ; 5
Keywords
Sekularisering, postkristen, svensk religion, Svenska kyrkan, esoterisk, pinsamhet, andlighet
National Category
History of Religions
Research subject
Historical Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-27480 (URN)978-91-87515-13-2 (ISBN)
Projects
Religious ambiguities on the urban scene
Available from: 2015-05-18 Created: 2015-05-18 Last updated: 2017-01-25Bibliographically approved
Projects
Religious ambiguities on the urban scene: Strategies of coping with religious diversity around the Balic Sea [A030-2007_OSS]; Södertörn UniversityAlternatives to Khomeinist Theocracy: Negotiating Authority in Contemporary Shi´ite Thought and Practice [2012-00822_VR]; Södertörn UniversityShiite academia in a time of change: International symposium with scholars from Europe and the Middle East [F14-1481:1_RJ]; Södertörn UniversityThe relocation of transcendence: The sacred of the seculars around the Baltic sea [24/2016_OSS]; Södertörn UniversityThe Muslim mainstream: co-producing secularity in Sweden [2017-03138_VR]; Södertörn UniversityThe Muslim mainstream: co-producing secularity in Sweden [P17-0858:1_RJ]; Södertörn University
Organisations
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-6976-8435

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