Magdalena Nordin

Senior Lecturer

Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and
Visiting address
Renströmsgatan 6
41255 Göteborg
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Postal address
Box 200
40530 Göteborg

About Magdalena Nordin


Integration and Tradition: the Making of the Syriac Orthodox Church in Sweden

In this ongoing four-year research project (The Swedish Research Council, 2018/01/01 - 2021/12/31) we intend to critically examine, by ethnographic case studies, integration processes within three specific Syriac Orthodox congregations in Sweden. This will be done with a special focus on organization, leadership, religious ritual and religious education, and how religious traditions are upheld and negotiated in these processes: (i) How have the Syriac Orthodox congregations been integrated into the Swedish society? (ii) How have Syriac Orthodox traditions been negotiated, changed, and upheld in relation to the processes of integration?