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The Relocation of Transcendence Using Schutz to Conceptualize the Nature Experiences of Secular People
Södertörn University, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies, Study of Religions.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6976-8435
University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Södertörn University, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies, Study of Religions.
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.

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Berghan journals , 2019. Vol. 14, no 2, p. 190-214
Keywords [en]
Estonia, nature, nature experience, Scandinavia, Alfred Schutz, secularization, transcendence
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Religious Studies
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Baltic and East European studies; Historical Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-38493DOI: 10.3167/nc.2019.140205ISI: 000471001700005Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85068464182OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-38493DiVA, id: diva2:1331548
Available from: 2019-06-27 Created: 2019-06-27 Last updated: 2019-08-06Bibliographically approved

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