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Isomorfismer i kyrklig organisation: En ecklesiologisk undersökning av Svenska kyrkans regionala nivå
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Isomorphism in Church Organization : An Ecclesiological Study in the Regional Level of the Church of Sweden (English)
Abstract [en]

This thesis examines the regional part of the Church of Sweden. Existing as a Lutheran evangelical church since the declaration in Uppsala in 1593, the Church of Sweden became completely separate from the state in the year 2000. Apart from a small piece of legislation by the Swedish parliament, the now former state controlled church were to act on their own. This development can be seen as a result of several decades of discussions. The author is raising the question about the roll and function of bishops and dioceses in the Church of Sweden. By using original non-theological concepts such as isomorphism and management, the ecclesiological function of the Church of Sweden is presented. The terminology of management from business and economics has influenced the economic language of the church. In several cases the Church of Sweden has been subject to isomorphic impacts in bureaucratic and economical matters. The impression is that the development has partly been reduced from the regions or the dioceses. The author also presents a keyword for meta-ecclesiology; the church as such. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 101 p.
Keyword [en]
isomorphism, ecclesiology, church management, organization, dioceses, bishop, Canon Law, legislation, Church of Sweden
Keyword [sv]
isomorfism, ecklesiologi, kyrklig management, organisation, stift, biskop, kyrkoordning, regelverk, Svenska kyrkan
National Category
Religious Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-225372OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-225372DiVA: diva2:720783
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Master Programme in Theology and Religious Studies
Available from: 2014-09-16 Created: 2014-06-02 Last updated: 2014-09-16Bibliographically approved

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