Secular Spirituality in Contemporary Sweden

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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.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • History of Religions


  • ritual technician, secular spirituality, potential concept, interspace
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-321
JournalSwedish Missiological Themes
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Publication categoryResearch

Bibliographic note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Centre for Theology and Religious Studies (015017000)