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”En allians av något slag” : Förändrade relationer mellan Svenska kyrkan och Church of England. 1909–1954

Hermansson, Mikael LU (2018)
Abstract (Swedish)
I ”En allians av något slag” ger Mikael Hermansson ny kunskap om den sällan skildrade relationen mellan Svenska kyrkan och Church of England, och erbjuder nya perspektiv på det stora, svenska skiftet under 1900-talet – från en tysk kultursfär till en anglosaxisk.
Redan vid slutet av 1800-talet visade Church of England ett gryende intresse för Svenska kyrkan. De ville upprätta ”en allians av något slag”, men av olika skäl blev det en lång och många gånger mycket svår närmandeprocess. Formella förhandlingar genomfördes visserligen redan 1909 och drygt ett decennium senare fanns en överenskommelse på plats – men den blev inte kyrkorättsligt reglerad inom Church of England förrän 1954.
Under lång tid var förbindelsen därför i praktiken... (More)
I ”En allians av något slag” ger Mikael Hermansson ny kunskap om den sällan skildrade relationen mellan Svenska kyrkan och Church of England, och erbjuder nya perspektiv på det stora, svenska skiftet under 1900-talet – från en tysk kultursfär till en anglosaxisk.
Redan vid slutet av 1800-talet visade Church of England ett gryende intresse för Svenska kyrkan. De ville upprätta ”en allians av något slag”, men av olika skäl blev det en lång och många gånger mycket svår närmandeprocess. Formella förhandlingar genomfördes visserligen redan 1909 och drygt ett decennium senare fanns en överenskommelse på plats – men den blev inte kyrkorättsligt reglerad inom Church of England förrän 1954.
Under lång tid var förbindelsen därför i praktiken informell, vilket skapade stor osäkerhet om hur det praktiska kyrkoumgänget skulle fungera. Följden blev att ett fåtal engagerade personer inom respektive läger fick fungera som relationens normativa och beslu- tande centrum. Det är just denna inre krets och den förändring som ägde rum i kyrkornas umgänge som undersöks i den här boken. Ljuset riktas också mot vad det var som försvårade formaliseringen av samarbetet, exempelvis olika teologiska traditioner, språkförbist- ring och att de båda kyrkorna under de två världskrigen engagerade sig i politiska påverkanskampanjer riktade mot varandras regeringar och kyrkoledningar.
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Abstract
With a certain definition of ”networks”, “trust” and “change” this thesis makes new inroads into the historiography of bilateral church relations. Applied to the ambitions of establishing a deeper connection between the Church of Sweden and the Church of England, it’s aim is to show how a social network of leaders – mostly bishops and priests – from both churches came to be the formative centre of what can only be described as an informal but still legitimate relationship that eventually would lead to a formal ”alliance of some sort”. According to ecclesiastical law, howewer, neither the Resolutions nor the ecumenical agreement did apply to the Church of England without formal acceptance in the Convocations of Canterbury and York. No such... (More)
With a certain definition of ”networks”, “trust” and “change” this thesis makes new inroads into the historiography of bilateral church relations. Applied to the ambitions of establishing a deeper connection between the Church of Sweden and the Church of England, it’s aim is to show how a social network of leaders – mostly bishops and priests – from both churches came to be the formative centre of what can only be described as an informal but still legitimate relationship that eventually would lead to a formal ”alliance of some sort”. According to ecclesiastical law, howewer, neither the Resolutions nor the ecumenical agreement did apply to the Church of England without formal acceptance in the Convocations of Canterbury and York. No such acceptance was given until 1954. Despite this, the relationship which from a Swedish point of view was early described as a matter of established right and custom – sedvanerätt – needed to be regulated. This left this small elite group of church leaders in a rather delicate situation. Without the proper measures in place, the normative centre of the relationship had to be found in what I have called “the inner circle” which throughout the whole period largely had to act informally in order to regulate how these closer relations should progress. (Less)
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  • professor Claesson, Urban, Högskolan Dalarna
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”An alliance of some sort” : The development of the relationship between the Church of Sweden and the Church of England, 1909–1954
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Church relations, intercommunion, altar fellowship, Church of Sweden, Church of England, Anglican Communion, negotiations, Convocation, Lambeth Conference, propaganda, inner circle, Randall Davidson, Nathan Söderblom, Erling Eidem, George Bell, Herbert Ryle, Yngve Brilioth, John Wordsworth, Herbert Waddams, William Temple, Cosmo Gordon Lang, Geoffrey Fisher, Germany, Soviet Union, Norway, Finland, Church relations, intercommunion, altar fellowship, Church of Sweden, Church of England, Anglican Communion, negotiations, Convocation, Lambeth Conference, propaganda, inner circle, Randall Davidson, Nathan Söderblom, Erling Eidem, George Bell, Herbert Ryle, Yngve Brilioth, John Wordsworth, Herbert Waddams, William Temple, Cosmo Gordon Lang, Geoffrey Fisher, Germany, Soviet Union, Norway, Finland
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488 pages
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Universus Academic Press
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C126, LUX, Helgonavägen 3, Lund
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2018-12-13 10:15
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978-91-87439-50-6
978-91-983171-3-8
0346-5438
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Swedish
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2018-11-11 22:59:51
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  title        = {”En allians av något slag” : Förändrade relationer mellan Svenska kyrkan och Church of England. 1909–1954},
  year         = {2018},
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