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The Challenges of Religious Literacy

The Case of Finland

  • Tuula Sakaranaho
  • Timo Aarrevaara
  • Johanna Konttori
  • Acts as the only available analysis of religious literacy as a social and civic competence in welfare and plural society

  • Includes sections for the third sector and multi-faith schools

  • Fills an evident demand in the Nordic countries

  • Is of interest to professionals and teachers in European secular societies

Open Access

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Religious Studies book series (BRIEFSRESTU)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Tuula Sakaranaho, Timo Aarrevaara, Johanna Konttori
    Pages 1-8 Open Access
  3. Teemu Pauha, Johanna Konttori
    Pages 9-24 Open Access
  4. Mulki Al-Sharmani, Sanna Mustasaari
    Pages 55-66 Open Access
  5. Timo Aarrevaara, Tuula Sakaranaho, Johanna Konttori
    Pages 79-84 Open Access

About this book



Religious Literacy Religious Diversity Multilevel Governance of Religions Islam in Europe Religion and Education Secular Society Religion and the Media Nordic Welfare Society Religious Minorities Religions in Finland Open Access

Editors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.University of LaplandRovaniemiFinland
  3. 3.University of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland

About the editors

Dr. Tuula Sakaranaho is Professor of the Study of Religions and Vice Dean, at the Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki. Her research interests concern the governance of religious diversity in a multicultural European society, with a special focus on religious freedom and Muslims in Europe. She has also published on religious education in Finland and on Islamic religious education in Finland and Ireland.

Dr. Timo Aarrevaara is a Professor of Public Management at the University of Lapland, Principal investigator of the research team of Professions in Arctic Societies, co-editor in Spring Changing Academy Series and has conducted number of scholarly projects.

Dr. Johanna Konttori  is a research coordinator at the University of Helsinki. In her doctoral work (2015) she examined the political debates on headscarves and full veils in 21st-century France. Her main areas of expertise include state–religion relations, religions in the public sphere, and Islam, all in the European context. These topics also informed her postdoctoral research, in which she examined religious literacy in Finland

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