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Andlighet och religiositet på Fryshuset: en inblick i en senmodern och global förändringskontext
Södertörn University College, School of Gender, Culture and History.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Spirituality and religion at Fryshuset : a glimpse of a late modern and global context (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to investigate the components of religion and spirituality in the specific context of "Fryshuset" – a multicultural and glocal arena. Against the backdrop of contemporary researchers such as Heelas and Woodhead and their hypothesis about the "spiritual revolution" and a "new spirituality", as well as the postmodern discussion about "the return of God", this study discusses how religious change can be understood in the context of Fryshuset.

The theoretical point of departure is taken in a hermeneutical method where Fleck´s theory about "thought-collective" and Gidden´s theory about the "duality of structure" are used in order to understand and describe the dialectical relationship between individual and social structure.

The method used in this study is qualitative. The interviews are made of six individuals representing different social projects at Fryshuset.

By analyzing the material from the field study through theories on religious change, three areas are identified:

  1. "The subjective turn"
  2. Religion and spirituality
  3. A Cosmopolitan interpretation of life 

The result of this study is that the religiosity among the interviewed can be described through Taylor’s understanding of the "subjective turn". Furthermore they are also part of a "double subjective turn" understood as an internalized subjective turn. Despite the fact that a lot of what the informants describe corresponds to Heelas and Woodheads theories of "subjective life spirituality" it is not relevant to talk about a "spiritual revolution". However, according to Beckford´s theories about religion as a "cultural resource" it can be described as a kind of new spirituality which is used in order to act and think global. The individuals use religion and spirituality as a cultural resource in their formation of a larger cosmopolitan interpretation of life.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 86 p.
Keyword [en]
global change, cosmopolitism, identity, autencity, subjective turn, Fryshuset, the silence of tolerance, subjective –life forms of the sacred, confluences of organic-cultural flows, cosmopolitan interpretation of life
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-3505OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-3505DiVA: diva2:323004
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Humanities, Theology
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Available from: 2010-06-09 Created: 2010-06-08 Last updated: 2010-06-09Bibliographically approved

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