Conservative Religion and Mainstream Culture: Opposition, Negotiation, and Adaptation

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Stefan Gelfgren, Daniel Lindmark
Springer Nature, Jan 20, 2021 - Social Science - 266 pages
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This book highlights tensions and negotiating processes between modern society and conservative religious groups. Conservative religion and society have co-existed for at least a century in an increasingly pluralist society. Still, the right to religious freedom and tolerance clashes with certain expressions of religious exclusivity. In this book, scholars from different disciplines look at the various ways in which representatives of conservative religious faith live, practice, and formulate their religion in relation to a contemporary mainstream culture.

The studies included represent various settings with regard to time, religion and geography, and are presented in three thematic groups: culture, schooling and public life, and media. Taken together, the studies contribute to a more nuanced and diverse picture of conservative religious believers and their engagement with mainstream society. The book will be of interest to students and researchers in the fields of sociology of religion, church history and contemporary religion.


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Stefan Gelfgren is Associate Professor of Sociology of Religion at Umeå University, Sweden.

Daniel Lindmark is Professor of Church History at Umeå University, Sweden.

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