The Swedes and the Paranormal

The hypothesis that Church and Science have lost some of their former standing in Sweden and made way for deviant beliefs is examined in two empirical studies which show a widespread belief in paranormal phenomena. The paper also discusses how believers in the paranormal relate to institutionalised...

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Published in:Journal of contemporary religion
Main Author: Sjödin, Ulf
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Carfax Publ. [2002]
In: Journal of contemporary religion
Year: 2002, Volume: 17, Issue: 1, Pages: 75-85
Online Access: Volltext (Resolving-System)
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Summary:The hypothesis that Church and Science have lost some of their former standing in Sweden and made way for deviant beliefs is examined in two empirical studies which show a widespread belief in paranormal phenomena. The paper also discusses how believers in the paranormal relate to institutionalised religious beliefs and how problematic the interpretation of religious self-assessment items are.
ISSN:1469-9419
Contains:Enthalten in: Journal of contemporary religion
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1080/13537900120098174