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Varför blir man katolik? Katolska konversionsdiskurser i Skandinavien

Werner, Yvonne Maria LU (2008) In Förbistringar och förklaringar – kulturhistoriska essäer tillägnade Anders Piltz på hans sextiofemårsdag
Abstract
Why do Scandinavians convert to the Catholic Church? In this article, I try to give an answer to this question. Up to the Second Vatican Council in the 1960s, the Catholic Church strongly emphasised its claim to be the only true Church. As a consequence, non-Catholic countries such as the Nordic were subjected to Catholic missionary activity. In this period, a Catholic conversion was not only an expression of a personal conviction of faith but also a manifestation of a pronounced disassociation from the convert’s former religious community. In literary conversion narratives as well as in inquiries about conversion motives from the pre-conciliar period, conversion is described as a process leading to change of confession. A central point is... (More)
Why do Scandinavians convert to the Catholic Church? In this article, I try to give an answer to this question. Up to the Second Vatican Council in the 1960s, the Catholic Church strongly emphasised its claim to be the only true Church. As a consequence, non-Catholic countries such as the Nordic were subjected to Catholic missionary activity. In this period, a Catholic conversion was not only an expression of a personal conviction of faith but also a manifestation of a pronounced disassociation from the convert’s former religious community. In literary conversion narratives as well as in inquiries about conversion motives from the pre-conciliar period, conversion is described as a process leading to change of confession. A central point is the development of a conviction of the Catholic Church as the only true church, representing values such as truth, tradition, authority and security. The reforms initiated by Vatican II changed the discourse of conversion. In post-conciliar Scandinavian conversion narratives it is not longer the hierarchical structure of the Catholic church that is emphasised, but spiritual values such as the feeling of the presence of God, mysticism, and personal sanctification. (Less)
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konversionsberättelser, Katolsk konversion och mission, konversionsmotiv
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Förbistringar och förklaringar – kulturhistoriska essäer tillägnade Anders Piltz på hans sextiofemårsdag
editor
Jönsson, Arne and Borgehammar, Stephan
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Lunds universitet, Skåneförlaget
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978-91-87976-29-2
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Religionsbyten – individ, samfund, samhälle
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Swedish
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  author       = {Werner, Yvonne Maria},
  editor       = {Jönsson, Arne and Borgehammar, Stephan},
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  language     = {swe},
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  series       = {Förbistringar och förklaringar – kulturhistoriska essäer tillägnade Anders Piltz på hans sextiofemårsdag},
  title        = {Varför blir man katolik? Katolska konversionsdiskurser i Skandinavien},
  year         = {2008},
}