Scripta Instituti Donneriani Aboensis is a publication series published by the Donner Institute for research in Religious and Cultural History in Åbo, Finland. The aim of the institute, which is attached to the Foundation of Åbo Akademi University, is to conduct and promote scholarly research in the field of religion.
The aim of the current volume is to present recent advances in the research on Saami culture and religion. Thus, these articles strive to answer the call for an international coordination of all forces in order to build a solid foundation for research in the field, aired by the pioneering scholar Ernst Manker a few decades earlier.
The volume contains several articles dealing with pre-Christian Saami religion. The confrontations between Saami religion and Christianity are also dealt with in different ways by several of the authors. Finally, contemporary perspectives on the question are addressed in articles dealing with the role and status of the Saami people as an ethnic minority in the Nordic countries today.