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Catholic Mission and Conversion in Scandinavia: Some Reflections on Religion, Modernization, and Identity Construction

Werner, Yvonne Maria LU (2010) In Scandinavian Journal of History 1.
Abstract
The relation between mission, religious conversion and identity construction is the subject of my paper. On a concrete level, I discuss the Catholic mission and conversions in Scandinavia from the middle of nineteenth century to the present time. Up to the Second Vatican Council (1962-65), the Catholic Church strongly emphasised its claim to be the only true Church, and as a consequence, all non-Catholic regions were regarded as missionary areas. Most of the priests and sisters working in Scandinavia were foreigners, whereas converts from Protestantism dominated the parishes. I pay special attention to the question of national and religious identity and the changing discourses of Catholic conversion, reflected in conversion narratives.
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identity constructions, Scandinavia, Catholic mission, conversion narratives
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Religionsbyten – individ, samfund, samhälle
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  author       = {Werner, Yvonne Maria},
  issn         = {1502-7716},
  keyword      = {identity constructions,Scandinavia,Catholic mission,conversion narratives},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {Routledge},
  series       = {Scandinavian Journal of History},
  title        = {Catholic Mission and Conversion in Scandinavia: Some Reflections on Religion, Modernization, and Identity Construction},
  volume       = {1},
  year         = {2010},
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