Search for dissertations about: "David Thurfjell"

Found 5 swedish dissertations containing the words David Thurfjell.

  1. 1. Living Shi'ism : Instances of Ritualisation among Islamist Men in Contemporary Iran

    Author : David Thurfjell; David Westerlund; Catharina Raudvere; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; History of religions; authorisation; uthority; basij; embodiment; emotion; Iran; Islam; Islamism; male religiosity; ritual; ritualisation; shi ism; sorrow; virtue; Religionshistoria; History of religion; Religionshistoria;

    Abstract : Iranian Shi‘ism is, among other things, known for its rituals of sorrow. In the contemporary Iranian context, active participation in these rituals has become a sign of support for the Islamist regime. The aim of this study is to discuss the ritual activities in the lives of a group of supporters of the regime. READ MORE

  2. 2. Localising Salafism : Religious Change among Oromo Muslims in Bale, Ethiopia

    Author : Terje Østebø; David Westerlund; David Thurfjell; Anne Kubai; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Ethiopia; Bale; Islam; Salafism; Religious Change; Locality; Ethnicity; Identity; History of religion; Religionshistoria; religionshistoria; History of Religion;

    Abstract : The political transition in 1991 and the new regime’s policy towards the ethnic and religious diversity in Ethiopia have contributed to increased activities from various Islamic reform movements. Among these, we find the Salafi movement which expanded rapidly throughout the 1990s, particularly in the Oromo-speaking south-eastern parts of the country such as Hararge, Arsi and Bale. READ MORE

  3. 3. Living Simultaneity : On religion among semi-secular Swedes

    Author : Ann af Burén; David Thurfjell; Åke Sander; Lois Lee; Södertörns högskola; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; simultaneity; semi-secular; liminal; secularity; religious incongruence; fuzzy fidelity; the subjective turn; lived religion; the inadequacy approach; religious and secular; Stockholm; Sweden; Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning; Baltic and East European studies;

    Abstract : This thesis aims at contributing to a critical discussion on the supposedly far-reaching secularity of Sweden on the one hand, and on the incongruence and inconsistency of lived religion on the other. At the center are people referred to as semi-secular Swedes – a group that is often neglected in the study of religion. READ MORE

  4. 4. Searching for Authentic Living Through Native Faith : The Maausk Movement in Estonia

    Author : Jenni Rinne; Maria Zackariasson; David Thurfjell; Laura Stark; Södertörns högskola; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; native faith; neo-paganism; affect; affective pattern; emotions; place; tradition; authenticity; neoliberalism; globalisation; identity; Estonia; lived religion; post-soviet; Historical Studies; Historiska studier; Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning; Baltic and East European studies;

    Abstract : The broad aim of this thesis is twofold: firstly, I contextualise the Maausk movement and its practitioners’ understandings in relation to history and the surrounding society; secondly, I analyse the affective and embodied experiences of being a Maausk practitioner from a phenomenological perspective.The thesis focuses on the formation and practice of Maausk, which is perceived to be deeply tied to the society and history where it exists. READ MORE

  5. 5. Varieties of Supernatural Experience : the Case of High-Functioning Autism

    Author : Ingela Visuri; Pehr Granqvist; David Thurfjell; Olov Dahlin; Andreas Roepstorff; Högskolan i Gävle; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Autism; religious cognition; supernatural experience; invisible agency; parasocial relations; embodiment; bracketed ethnography; participatory autism research; atypical cognition; Religion Theology; Religionsvetenskap Teologi; Innovative Learning; Innovativt lärande; Historical Studies; Historiska studier;

    Abstract : It is argued in the cognitive science of religion (CSR) that the empathic ability to ‘mindread’ others underpins  the experience of supernatural communication with gods, ghosts, and spirits. As autism is characterized by mentalizing difficulties, CSR scholars have expected autistic individuals would find supernatural agency incomprehensible. READ MORE