Guds karneval : en religionspsykologisk studie av Toronto-vekkelsens spiritualitet.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis (monograph)

Abstract

The purpose of this dissertation was to study how to interpret ecstatic spirituality, illustrated by the Toronto Blessing, from a religio-psycho¬logical point of view. The study is a qualitative research based on inter¬views, field observations and written documents. The theo¬retical framework is interdisciplinary, using theories from ego-psychology, social psychology, sociology, cultural anthropology, and ritual theory. The results showed that the cultural context is important for the interpretation of the ecstasy. The ecstatic phenomena can be interpreted as a cultural and ritual habitus stored or saved in the body. The ecstatic phenomena may be understood as bodily icons and as external manifestations of an inner touch of God.

Details

Authors
  • Dagfinn Ulland
Organisations
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Philosophy, Ethics and Religion

Keywords

  • Boily spirituality, Toronto, Blessing, Christianity, Religious Studies and Theology, Kristendom, ecstasy, Religion och teologi
Original languageNorwegian
QualificationDoctor
Awarding Institution
Supervisors/Assistant supervisor
  • Antoon Geels, Supervisor
Award date2007 Apr 13
Publisher
  • Centre for Theology and Religious Studies, Lund University
Print ISBNs91-974897-3-5
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Publication categoryResearch

Bibliographic note

Defence details Date: 2007-04-13 Time: 13:00 Place: Centrum för teologi och religionsvetenskap, Sal 118 (Allhelgona kyrkogata 8, Lund) External reviewer(s) Name: Holm, Nils G Title: Prof. Affiliation: Åbo Akademi ---