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Religious Revival Movements and the Development of the Twentieth-century Welfare-state in Finland (2019)


Mangeloja, E. (2019). Religious Revival Movements and the Development of the Twentieth-century Welfare-state in Finland. In K. Sinnemäki, A. Portman, J. Tilli, & R. Nelson (Eds.), On the Legacy of Lutheranism in Finland : Societal Perspectives (pp. 220-236). Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura. Studia Fennica Historica, 25. https://oa.finlit.fi/site/books/10.21435/sfh.25/


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All authors or editorsMangeloja, Esa

Parent publicationOn the Legacy of Lutheranism in Finland : Societal Perspectives

Parent publication editorsSinnemäki, Kaius; Portman, Anneli; Tilli, Jouni; Nelson, Robert

ISBN978-951-858-135-5

eISBN978-951-858-150-8

Journal or seriesStudia Fennica Historica

ISSN1458-526X

eISSN2669-9591

Publication year2019

Number in series25

Pages range220-236

Number of pages in the book346

PublisherSuomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura

Place of PublicationHelsinki

Publication countryFinland

Publication languageEnglish

Persistent website addresshttps://oa.finlit.fi/site/books/10.21435/sfh.25/

Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessOpen Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/66703


Abstract

The Lutheran state church had a monopoly status in Finland for centuries. But its dominance slowly weakened as pietistic revival movements spread in Finland in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. These movements had religious purposes, but they were also forerunners of profound social and economic changes in Finland in the twentieth century. In challenging the role of the state church, they challenged national unity, spread Western cultural values, emphasized individual rights, and improved the status of women in society. Men of political eminence, such as Anders Chydenius, introduced these influences on Finnish economic life. Overall, the revival movements helped to pave the way for the modern Finnish welfare state. During that process, the church lost some of its most important social responsibilities – health care, education and social work – as these tasks were assumed by the secular Finnish state.


Keywordsrevivalist movementsPietismLutheranismstate churchsocietal effectssocietal changewelfare stateeconomic policy


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Reporting Year2019

JUFO rating2


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