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The Uses of Christianity in Nordic Nationalist Parties’ Opposition to Islam
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology.
2011 (English)In: Swedish Missiological Themes, ISSN 0346-217X, Vol. 99, no 2, 137-156 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

In Benedict Anderson’s classical book Imagined communities: reflections on the origin and spread of nationalism there are several connections between nationalism and religion. And yet these are not explicitly expressed, which might seem strange as empirical evidence clearly might show strong such bonds. In this article I will try to show empirically how the nationalist, or Radical Right-Wing Populist parties, in the Nordic countries not only incorporates religion in a cultural sense in it’s ideology, but also uses Christianity as a tool against the presence and impact of Islam.

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Uppsala: Swedish Institute of Mission Research , 2011. Vol. 99, no 2, 137-156 p.
Keyword [en]
Nationalism, religion, Christianity, Islam, Radical right-wing populist parties, Nordic, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Benedict Anderson
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Humanities Religious Studies
Research subject
Sociology of Religion
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-158972OAI: diva2:441918
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Available from: 2011-09-19 Created: 2011-09-19 Last updated: 2013-12-19Bibliographically approved

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