16.Controversial Minority Religions and Childhoods
Children in Minority Religions - Growing Up in Controversial Religious Groups - Liselotte Frisk†
Liselotte Frisk† [+]
Dalarna University, Sweden
Liselotte Frisk, who died in 2021, was a professor in Religious Studies at Dalarna University, Sweden.
Sanja Nilsson [+]
Gothenburg University, Sweden
Sanja Nilsson is a doctoral student in Religious Studies at Dalarna University and Gothenburg University, Sweden. Her dissertation subject is children in controversial minority religions
Peter Åkerbäck [+]
Stockholm University, Sweden
Peter Åkerbäck has a PhD in History of Religion from Stockholm University and is Director of Studies in the Department of Sociology there. His dissertation The Impermanent Religions: Collective Suicide and Salvation in Peoples Temple, Ordre du Temple Solaire and Heaven's Gate was published in Swedish in 2008. He is co-author with Liselotte Frisk of New Religiosity in Contemporary Sweden: The Dalarna Study in National and International Context published by Equinox in 2015.
This chapter summarizes the project and discusses current problematic areas in the interface between controversial minority groups and society. The situation of children in these groups, as depicted by the project, will be further analyzed from different perspectives.