Extended Families as Communities of Religious Experience in Late Seventeenth-Century Eastern Finland
Kuha, M. (2022). Extended Families as Communities of Religious Experience in Late Seventeenth-Century Eastern Finland. In S. Katajala-Peltomaa, & R. M. Toivo (Eds.), Histories of Experience in the World of Lived Religion (pp. 139-161). Palgrave Macmillan. Palgrave Studies in the History of Experience. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-92140-8_6
Published inPalgrave Studies in the History of Experience
DisciplineSuomen historiaFinnish History
© The Author 2022
This chapter offers an interpretation of extended families as communities of experience in a rural area close to the eastern border of the Swedish realm. Through a case study of lower court records, Kuha examines the social and religious life in a 17th-century farm culminating in the crisis of an extended family. The chapter explores how practices of lived religion shaped the relationship of the community and the individual, and how experiences were negotiated within families and local communities. The analysis highlights the importance of protecting the boundaries of the household as well as the meaning of religious practices in creating cohesion within the community.
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Related funder(s)Academy of Finland
Funding program(s)Postdoctoral Researcher, AoF
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