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Vad sorts storhet är en "gud"?: Missionärer, religionsvetare och samiska föreställningar
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies. (Arcum)
2012 (Swedish)In: DIN: tidsskrift for religion og kultur, ISSN 1501-9934, E-ISSN 2387-6735, no 2, 9-31 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [no]

I forbindelse med tradisjonelle samiske verdenssyn og rituelle praksiser, kan bruken av kategorien ”guder” spores tilbake til lutherske teologers betraktninger pa 1600- og 1700-tallet og deres forstaelser av ”andre guder” i lys av det forste budet i dekalogen. Disse perspektivene pavirker delvis fremdeles bruken av kategorien i det moderne, ikke-teologiske studiet av samisk religion. Selv om den kan begrunnes teoretisk og metodologisk, til tross for sin jodisk-kristne bias, sa star kategorien ”guder” i veien for fullstendige forstaelser av tradisjonelle samiske oppfatninger.

Abstract [en]

In the article the use of the category ”gods” in relation to certain beings in indigenous Sami worldview and ritual practices is discussed. The category is traced back to the theological considerations of Lutheran missionaries in the 17th and 18th centuries and their notion of ”other gods” in view of the first commandment in the decalogue. It is concluded that part of these considerations still influences the use of the category in the modern, non-theological, study of Sami religion. Even if the category ”gods” can be theoretically and methodologically motivated, despite its Judeo-christian bias, it still impedes full understanding of indigenous Sami conceptions.

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Oslo: Novus Forlag, 2012. no 2, 9-31 p.
Keyword [en]
"gods", Sami religion, category formation, comparative religion
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History of Religions
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History Of Religions
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-66481OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-66481DiVA: diva2:606929
Available from: 2013-02-21 Created: 2013-02-21 Last updated: 2017-12-06

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