The impact of the Reformation on the formation of mentality and the moral landscape in the Nordic countries

Authors

  • Veikko Anttonen

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33356/temenos.73112

Abstract

Along with the Lutheran world the Nordic countries celebrated the five hundredth anniversary of the Reformation on 31st October 2017. In this article I shall examine the impact of Luther’s reform on the formation of mentality and the moral landscape in the Nordic countries. Special reference is made to the impact of Lutheranism on the indigenous Sámi culture, a topic which has been explored extensively by Håkan Rydving, the expert in Sámi language and religion.

Author Biography

Veikko Anttonen

VEIKKO ANTTONEN is Professor Emeritus of Comparative Religion, University of Turku and Vice-President of the International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR). E-mail: veiant@utu.fi

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Published

2018-07-04

How to Cite

Anttonen, V. (2018). The impact of the Reformation on the formation of mentality and the moral landscape in the Nordic countries. Temenos - Nordic Journal of Comparative Religion, 54(1), 29–45. https://doi.org/10.33356/temenos.73112