Reform in Sweden. From Confessional Provincialism towards World Ecumenism
Philosophy and Religion
History and Archaeology
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AbstractThe development of reform in Swedish piety during the 'long' nineteenth century coincides with the working period of th 'long' Bible committee, 1773-1917. The nineteenth century was a century of Luther reading, with an ecclesiastical shift, including reforms of ecclesiastical books and changes on many levels from collectivism and institutionalism towards individualism. Popular pious songs were spread. The new piety of the religious associations was contrasted to the old piety of the household. The relgious map was changed. Anglican influences and a new, ecumenical piety closes the chapter.
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