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Conservative Religion and Mainstream Culture

Opposition, Negotiation, and Adaptation

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Focuses on everyday realities and practices, rather than providing an exploration of theology or institutionalized faith

  • Analyses and describes the role of religion in contemporary society, how people (inter)act and react with each other and society

  • Approaches the topic from various disciplines: sociology, theology, history, communication; theoretical and methodological approaches, and uses case studies from diverse social contexts

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    • Stefan Gelfgren, Daniel Lindmark
    Pages 1-14
  3. Conservative Religion Confronting the Culture

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 15-15
    2. Interpreting Popular Christian Music from Theological and Musicological Perspectives: The Example of Damaris Joy

      • Reinhard Kopanski, Veronika Albrecht-Birkner, Florian Heesch, Ruthild Stöhr
      Pages 83-109
  4. Conservative Religion, Schooling and Public Life

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 111-111
    2. Education Hesitancy in the Ostrobothnian Bible Belt?

      • Jakob Dahlbacka, Gerd Snellman
      Pages 139-169
  5. Back Matter

    Pages 263-266

About this book

This book highlights tensions and negotiating processes between modern society and conservative religious groups. Conservative religion and society have co-existed for at least a century in an increasingly pluralist society. Still, the right to religious freedom and tolerance clashes with certain expressions of religious exclusivity. In this book, scholars from different disciplines look at the various ways in which representatives of conservative religious faith live, practice, and formulate their religion in relation to a contemporary mainstream culture.

 

The studies included represent various settings with regard to time, religion and geography, and are presented in three thematic groups: culture, schooling and public life, and media. Taken together, the studies contribute to a more nuanced and diverse picture of conservative religious believers and their engagement with mainstream society. The book will be of interest to students and researchers in the fields of sociology of religion, church history and contemporary religion.


Keywords

  • pluralist society
  • secularism
  • post-secularism
  • religious minority culture
  • ideology

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden

    Stefan Gelfgren, Daniel Lindmark

About the editors

Stefan Gelfgren is Associate Professor of Sociology of Religion at Umeå University, Sweden.

 

Daniel Lindmark is Professor of Church History at Umeå University, Sweden.


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Conservative Religion and Mainstream Culture

  • Book Subtitle: Opposition, Negotiation, and Adaptation

  • Editors: Stefan Gelfgren, Daniel Lindmark

  • Series Title: Palgrave Studies in Lived Religion and Societal Challenges

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-59381-0

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-59380-3

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-59383-4

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-59381-0

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVI, 266

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Sociology of Religion, Sociology of Culture, Religion

Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-59381-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)