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Prayer in Peasant Communities: Ideals and Practices of Prayer in the Late Medieval Ecclesiastical Province of Uppsala, Sweden


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Title: Prayer in Peasant Communities: Ideals and Practices of Prayer in the Late Medieval Ecclesiastical Province of Uppsala, Sweden
Other Titles: Bön i bondesamhällen. Senmedeltida böneideal och bönepraktiker i den svenska kyrkoprovinsen
Authors: Aldrin, Viktor
Issue Date: 24-Jun-2010
University: Göteborgs universitet. Humanistiska fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Arts
Institution: Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion ; Institutionen för litteratur, idéhistoria och religion
Date of Defence: 2010-11-11
Disputation: Torsdagen den 11 november, kl. 10.15, Lilla hörsalen, Humanisten, Renströmsgatan 6
Degree: Doctor of Theology
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: prayer
devotion
peasantry
medieval
Middle Ages
laity
Practical Theology
Church History
theology
Sweden
Finland
Abstract: The aim of this study has been to identify, explain and delineate praying among peasant communities in the ecclesiastical province of Uppsala, Sweden. Four aspects have been examined through the perspectives of ideals and practices, namely the standards of prayer, devotional prayer, prayer in times of need and prayer cultures. The standards of prayer considered the physical and mental behaviour of the praying peasant woman or man. The most ordinary way to act during prayer was to stand with hand... more
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/22489
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