Diverse data material in studies of Swedish church customs

News: 2012-08-31

The data series Swedish church customs offer plenty of opportunities to study church life in Sweden since the early 1960's. The material contains data on a variety of customs and ceremonies such as weddings, christenings, funerals and Christmas traditions.

- The religious customs change over time through the influence of different sources. But there is also a high degree of stability, especially
among the churches at the local level, says Anders Jarlert, director at the Lund University Church History Archive and responsible for the data collection.

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