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Secular Spirituality in Contemporary Sweden

Hornborg, Anne-Christine LU (2012) In Swedish Missiological Themes 100(3). p.303-321
Abstract
In this paper I will examine the interspace where new religious systems and practices in contemporary Sweden meet the secularized society and give rise to a new, enchanted cosmos. I will discuss how this meeting has generated a science-like concept, the potential concept, which I would refer to as a common used notion within contemporary neo-spirituality, since there are similarities between the notion of an inner soul and the potential concept. I will also argue that the emergence of this new concept in the interspace between secular and religious has made the modern and disenchanted Swede to a secular spiritualist and a ritual technician.
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ritual technician, secular spirituality, potential concept, interspace
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Swedish Missiological Themes
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100
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3
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303 - 321
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Swedish Institute of Mission Research
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0346-217X
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English
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  author       = {Hornborg, Anne-Christine},
  issn         = {0346-217X},
  keyword      = {ritual technician,secular spirituality,potential concept,interspace},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {303--321},
  publisher    = {Swedish Institute of Mission Research},
  series       = {Swedish Missiological Themes},
  title        = {Secular Spirituality in Contemporary Sweden},
  volume       = {100},
  year         = {2012},
}