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Livet som hedning: Paganistiska inriktningar och historisk inspiration i nutida Sverige
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Life as a heathen : Pagan movements and historical inspiration in contemporary Sweden (English)
Abstract [en]

This essay presents the result of a quantitative study made among contemporary pagans in Sweden. The study, which is based on an Internet survey, examines which types of pagan practices that are most common and what kind of troubles pagan faith could cause in the practitioners daily life. The study also examines whether the historical tradition and the archaeological facts behind a contemporary pagan movement serves as a pattern or an inspiration for the practitioners way of leading their lives or performing rituals. It also examines the correlation between the participants sex and their pagan tradition.

The study shows that a vast majority of the 132 participants claimed to belong to an Old Norse tradition, but also believed in different beings of nature and nature religion. A majority of the participants viewed historical and archaeological facts with a connection to their faith more as an inspiration to their religious practices than actual religious rules.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 31
Keywords [sv]
Paganism, Hedendom, Historisk inspiration, Asatro, Naturreligion
National Category
Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-61363OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-61363DiVA, id: diva2:1081648
Subject / course
Religious Studies
Educational program
Lärarprogrammet, inriktning mot verksamhet i grundskolans senare år och gymnasiet
Presentation
2017-02-17, Linnéuniversitetet, P G Vejdes väg, 351 95 Växjö, Växjö, 15:16 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2017-03-16 Created: 2017-03-14 Last updated: 2017-03-16Bibliographically approved

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