The Finnish Society for the Study of Religion 50 Years: Development and Challenges

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  • Nils G. Holm Åbo Akademi University

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https://doi.org/10.33356/temenos.46245

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The Finnish Society for the Study of Religion, Religious Studies, Temenos

Abstract

In the first issue of Temenos in 1965 Professor Lauri Honko (1932–2002) writes: ‘it may seem foolhardy that the youngest comparative religion society in the Northern countries should undertake to fill this gap’ – that is, to publish a Nordic journal in comparative religion. It was not only the publishing of Temenos that was initiated from Finland, but also quite a few other new things. This is why I have chosen to call my presentation ‘The Small and Daring Society’. In what follows here let us take a look at how it all started, and at the main features of development over the past 50 years – and also at what are the challenges that the current situation presents the Society with. 

Author Biography

Nils G. Holm, Åbo Akademi University

NILS G. HOLM is Professor Emeritus of Comparative Religion at the Åbo Akademi University, Finland. E-mail: nholm@abo.fi

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Published

2014-06-16

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Holm, N. G. (2014). The Finnish Society for the Study of Religion 50 Years: Development and Challenges. Temenos - Nordic Journal of Comparative Religion, 50(1), 7–12. https://doi.org/10.33356/temenos.46245

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