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Thörn, Andreas K. G.
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Thörn, A. K. G. (2015). Group Identity and Church Buildings: the Philadelphia Church in Stockholm 1930 (1ed.). In: Marco Eimermann, Anders Trumberg (Ed.), Place and Identity: A New Landscape of Social and Political Change in Sweden (pp. 97-117). Stockholm: Santérus Academic Press Sweden
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Group Identity and Church Buildings: the Philadelphia Church in Stockholm 1930
2015 (English)In: Place and Identity: A New Landscape of Social and Political Change in Sweden / [ed] Marco Eimermann, Anders Trumberg, Stockholm: Santérus Academic Press Sweden, 2015, 1, p. 97-117Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Santérus Academic Press Sweden, 2015 Edition: 1
Series
Urban and regional studies
National Category
Humanities Social Sciences
Research subject
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-44418 (URN)978-91-7335-044-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-04-23 Created: 2015-04-23 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved
Thörn, A. K. .. (2014). En framgångsrik främling: Filadelfiaförsamlingen i Stockholm - självbild i historieskrivning och verksamhet 1910-1980. (Doctoral dissertation). Örebro: Örebro universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>En framgångsrik främling: Filadelfiaförsamlingen i Stockholm - självbild i historieskrivning och verksamhet 1910-1980
2014 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The aim of the thesis is to examine how a group’s self-image is created, sustained and if necessary changed during the revolutionary 20th century. The study takes its point of  eparture in the idea that a self-image is essential for an organisation’s cohesion and collective identity. The study object is the Pentecostal Philadelphia church in, Sweden, established in 1910. In concrete terms, the thesis examines the self-image of the church as it is expressed in its narratives and activities from 1910 to 1980. The lf-image is analysed with the aid of the concepts ‘boundaries’ and ‘symbols’ and in relation to social and organisational change processes. In the main the empirical material  onsists of official documents such as jubilee publications, annual reports and the weekly newspaper Evangelii Härold.

The main contribution of the thesis is an analysis of the church’s historical narrative. In this narrative the overall theme appears to be the small and faithful group that due to God’s influence and despite opposition became a major  nd significant church -- a success story. The theme also remains the same when the circumstances change. Narrative theory emphasises that the narrative has to be changeable order to be serviceable. However, my study shows that the narration, at least at the level highlighted in the thesis, is inert. The self-image seems to be difficult to change but is not necessarily static. The narrative is shown to include strategies for dealing with internal change processes and changes in society.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Örebro: Örebro universitet, 2014. p. 252
Series
Örebro Studies in History, ISSN 1650-2418 ; 16
Keywords
Historical narrative, group identity, Swedish Pentecostal Movement, church history, Free Churches
National Category
History
Research subject
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-39348 (URN)9789175290508 (ISBN)
Public defence
2014-12-05, Prismahuset, Hörsal 2, Örebro universitet, Fakultetsgatan 1, Örebro, 13:15 (Swedish)
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2014-12-04 Created: 2014-12-04 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved
Thörn, A. K. G. (2014). Kontinuitet och förändring i historieberättande: pingstförsamlingen Filadelfia i Stockholm berättar sin historia (1ed.). In: Greger Andersson, Christina Carlsson Wetterberg, Carina Lidström, Sten Wistrand (Ed.), Berättande - Liv - Mening: (pp. 117-126). Örebro: Örebro universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kontinuitet och förändring i historieberättande: pingstförsamlingen Filadelfia i Stockholm berättar sin historia
2014 (Swedish)In: Berättande - Liv - Mening / [ed] Greger Andersson, Christina Carlsson Wetterberg, Carina Lidström, Sten Wistrand, Örebro: Örebro universitet , 2014, 1, p. 117-126Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Örebro: Örebro universitet, 2014 Edition: 1
Series
Örebro Studies in Narration, Life and Meaning ; 1
Keywords
fakta och fiktion, biografi, narrativ metod
National Category
Philosophy, Ethics and Religion History
Research subject
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-44419 (URN)978-91-7529-053-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-04-23 Created: 2015-04-23 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved
Thörn, A. K. .. (2012). Change and absence of change in historical narration: The Pentecostal Filadelfia Church in Stockholm telling its story. In: Narration and Narratives as an Interdisciplinary Field of Study: . Paper presented at Narration and Narratives as an Interdisciplinary Field of Study, Örebro, Sweden, October 4-5, 2012.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Change and absence of change in historical narration: The Pentecostal Filadelfia Church in Stockholm telling its story
2012 (English)In: Narration and Narratives as an Interdisciplinary Field of Study, 2012Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The aim of the paper is to discuss the ability of the narrative perspective to explain change, and especially absence of change, in a group’s way of telling its story. The empirical case is the Filadelfia Church in Stockholm. In the discussion, I will particularly emphasize the need to interpret the story in relation to context but also in relation to the group’s norms and goals.

National Category
History
Research subject
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-30276 (URN)
Conference
Narration and Narratives as an Interdisciplinary Field of Study, Örebro, Sweden, October 4-5, 2012
Available from: 2013-08-21 Created: 2013-08-21 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved
Thörn, A. K. .. (2012). The Pentecostal congregation’s place within the City: The Philadelphia Church in Stockholm. In: : . Paper presented at Pentecostal Politics of Space and Power, University of Padova, Italy.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Pentecostal congregation’s place within the City: The Philadelphia Church in Stockholm
2012 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Studies of the Christian movements’ spatiality in terms of premises and buildings seems mainly to be focus upon architectural history surveys or analyses of layout of rooms and the interior decoration. Historical and sociological as well as theological reasons are primarily highlighted in these studies. However, they seem to lack the agents’ perspectives on the premises.

The paper focuses on how the agents used and described their own premises and other places (the city's physical dimension) and how they were made a part of the agents’ group identity. This perspective is partly inspired by the theoretical discussion about place that exists in Human geography. Within that discipline place is discussed as an on-­‐ going creation through conjunction of the physical space with human practices, ideas, strategies and emotions.

The aim of the paper is to shed light on the above-­‐mentioned topic by studying the emerging Swedish Pentecostal revival and especially the Filadelfia Church’s in Stockholm premises and use of place during the early 1900s. The study is based on annual reports, the congregation’s weekly and jubilee publications. 

Keywords
Place, Space, Identity, Church building, Philadelphia Church in Stockholm, Pentecostal
National Category
History
Research subject
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-30275 (URN)
Conference
Pentecostal Politics of Space and Power, University of Padova, Italy
Available from: 2013-08-21 Created: 2013-08-21 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved
Thörn, A. K. .. (2011). Pingströrelsens rumslighet: Filadelfiaförsamlingens rumslighet i Stockholm 1907-1960. In: : . Paper presented at NORDVECK:Väckelsens mötesplatser.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Pingströrelsens rumslighet: Filadelfiaförsamlingens rumslighet i Stockholm 1907-1960
2011 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Studier om väckelserörelsens rumslighet i form av lokaler och byggnader verkar till övervägande del intressera sig för arkitekturhistoriska kartläggningar eller analyser där lokalernas utformning och dess inre utsmyckning är i fokus. Det är främst historiska och sociologiska men även teologiska orsaker som lyfts fram i dessa studier. Däremot saknas aktörernas perspektiv på de egna lokalerna.

     Pappret fokuserar därför hur aktörerna, de som använde lokalerna, beskrev sina egna lokaler och hur dessa berättades in i aktörens egen historia och därigenom blev en del av deras kollektiva identitet. Detta perspektiv är delvis inspirerat av den teoretiska diskussion om plats som förekommer inom kulturgeografin. Platser diskuteras där inte enbart som något statiskt och fysiskt utan som en pågående tillblivelse genom det fysiska rummets möte med mänskliga praktiker och de tankar, idéer och känslor som knyts till ett specifikt rum.

Keywords
Plats, Rum, Byggnader, Identitet, Kyrka, Kapell, Filadelfiaförsamlingen i Stockholm, Pingströrelsen
National Category
History
Research subject
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-30274 (URN)
Conference
NORDVECK:Väckelsens mötesplatser
Available from: 2013-08-21 Created: 2013-08-21 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved
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