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Avhopparnas attityder kring sitt forna religiösa engagemang: En studie av faktorer som bidrar till personers religiösa inträde och avhopp
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
2017 (Swedish)Student paper other, 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Defectors´ attitudes regarding their former religious activity : A study of factors contributing to joining and leaving a religion (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to explore the differences in defectors former religious lives. The literature is rich in references topeople from secular societies being fascinated by religions that are individualistic in nature and hence allowpeople freedom of choice in regards to their beliefs. However, we rarely hear about people who have left this new age belief environment or other religious environments. The study specifically focuses on the defectors, who have left a religious organization or have chosen to leave their religious belief. This study seeks to discover why defectors first came to believe and what got them to leave the religious arena. What happened to their faith, and what caused them to leave their former religion? This is what this study is attempting to shed more light on. The findings indicate that close group-relationships can be vital to one's person and create both positive and negative experiences. The social connections with other people is vital to not create a feeling of alienation and emptiness, leading to loss of meaning in life. Peter L Berger and other sociologists have stressed that religion is meaningful to people, that every society has religion, and that people need religious consolation to face difficult existential questions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 34 s.
Keywords [en]
New age, deprivation, socialisation, alienation, meningsfulness, defectors, religion, Peter L. Berger, Stuart A. Wright, Liselotte Frisk.
Keywords [sv]
New age, religion, Peter L. Berger, Stuart A. Wright, Liselotte Frisk, avhoppare, meningsfullhet, alienation, nyandlighet, sekt.
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Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-61475OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-61475DiVA, id: diva2:1083176
Subject / course
Religious Studies
Educational program
Teacher Education Programme for Upper Secondary School, 300/330 credits
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2017-03-20, Kalmar, 14:01 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2017-03-21 Created: 2017-03-20 Last updated: 2017-03-21Bibliographically approved

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