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Svenskhet, katolicism och europeisk integration : Katolska kyrkan i Sverige efter 1945

Werner, Yvonne Maria LU (2006) In Kyrkohistorisk årsskrift 2006.
Abstract
The position of the Catholic Church in Sweden has radically changed in the last forty years. At the beginning of the 1960s, Catholicism was commonly regarded as a threat to Swedish cultural identity, not least among members of the ruling Social-Democratic Party. Today, the Catholic Church is an accepted part of Swedish society. In my article, I discuss this process of
change and its impact on Swedish attitudes towards European integration from 1945 up to the present time. Special attention is paid to ecumenical relations, the Swedish Catholic Church’s engagement in European Catholic co-operation, and its relationship with the Swedish State. A hypothesis is that the integration of the local Catholic Church into Swedish society can... (More)
The position of the Catholic Church in Sweden has radically changed in the last forty years. At the beginning of the 1960s, Catholicism was commonly regarded as a threat to Swedish cultural identity, not least among members of the ruling Social-Democratic Party. Today, the Catholic Church is an accepted part of Swedish society. In my article, I discuss this process of
change and its impact on Swedish attitudes towards European integration from 1945 up to the present time. Special attention is paid to ecumenical relations, the Swedish Catholic Church’s engagement in European Catholic co-operation, and its relationship with the Swedish State. A hypothesis is that the integration of the local Catholic Church into Swedish society can be
seen as an important precondition for the development of a more positive Swedish attitude towards European integration. (Less)
Abstract (Swedish)
Under de senaste femtio åren har den katolska kyrkans ställning i Sverige radikalt förändrats. Fortfarande i början av 1960-talet betraktades katolicismen allmänt som ett hot mot det svenska samhället och mot svensk kulturell identitet, inte minst inom den svenska socialdemokratin. Idag är katolska kyrkan en accepterad del av det svenska samhället. I min artikel diskuterar jag denna förändringsprocess och dess betydelse för den svenska inställningen till den europeiska integrationen från 1945 och fram till 2000-talets början. Jag fokuserar särskilt på framväxten av en katolsk ekumenik, den svenska katolska kyrkans engagemang i det europeiska katolska samarbetet samt dess relationer till den svenska statsmakten.
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Svenskhet, Katolicism, Europeisk integration, Ekumenik, Politisk katolicism, Europadomstolen
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Kyrkohistorisk årsskrift
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2006
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Svenska kyrkohistoriska föreningen
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0085-2619
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Churches and European Integration
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Swedish
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yes
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2016-04-01 16:03:53
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