ABSTRACT: This article examines the various new religious movements which are currently active in Finland. The somewhat ironic title of the article refers to the remarkable homogeneity of the Finnish religious field. In Finland, more than 80 percent of Finns profess membership in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland. Yet underneath the surface of Finnish religious homogeneity, there exists a vibrant current of mysticism, a willingness to borrow and adapt foreign religious ideas, and currents of both fundamentalism and millennialism. ““Radical Religion in Finland?”” seeks to provide the necessary historical context to introduce the small but vibrant world of alternative spirituality in contemporary Finland.
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