Selaus julkaisuajan mukaan kokoelmassa Donner-instituutin julkaisuja

    • Fatalistic Beliefs in Religion, Folklore, and Literature 

      Ringgren, Helmer (The Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi, 1967)
      Religions are often thought to help human beings to adjust themselves to the realities of life, to give them an understanding of what happens – i.e. to enable them to relate in some way to what they regard as their fate ...
    • Studies in shamanism 

      Edsman, Carl-Martin (The Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi, 1967)
      This inaugural volume of the publication series Scripta Instituti Donneriani Aboensis is based on the very first symposium arranged by the newly founded Donner Institute, arranged in 1962 on the topic of Shamanism. The ...
    • Syncretism 

      Hartman, Sven S. (The Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi, 1969)
      That which happens when two religions meet is obviously different from case to case. It is possible for two "organized" religions to exist side by side for centuries without any exchange taking place. But otherwise, we are ...
    • Mysticism 

      Hartman, Sven S & Edsman, Carl-Martin (The Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi, 1970)
      Mysticism has been a central part of the study of religion in the Nordic countries since the groundbreaking works of Tor Andrae and Nathan Söderblom were published in the early 20th century. In this volume, based on a ...
    • Lachesis and Nemesis. Lachesis and Nemesis: four chapters on the human condition in the writings of Carl Linnaeus 

      Wikman, Karl Robert Villehad (The Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi, 1970)
      The current volume consists of essays written by Prof. K. Rob V. Wikman, dealing with the Swedish 18th century botanist and zoologist Carl Linnaeus (Carl von Linné). The texts focus on Linnaeus’ ideas of natural magic and ...
    • The Myth of the State 

      Biezais, Haralds (The Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi, 1972)
      The current volume examines myths of the state from ancient to modern time and from various cultural and religious contexts. It opens with a theoretical attempt to define the concept of myth followed by an analysis of the ...
    • New Religions 

      Biezais, Haralds (The Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi, 1975)
      This volume presents research on religious movements that were characterised as “New Religions” at the time when the volume was originally published, i.e. in 1974. Among the groups presented in the volume can be found: ...
    • Lichtgott der Alten Letten 

      Biezais, Haralds (The Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi, 1976)
      Professor Haralds Biezais, director of the Donner Institute 1968-1978, has authored the current volume of Scripta, dealing with the indigenous religious tradition of Latvia and especially the Light God Ūsiņš. The work ...
    • Dynamics and Institution 

      Biezais, Haralds (The Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi, 1976)
      The current issue deals with a central aspect of religious social life: the formation of institutions. Religions are always embedded in a context formed by time and place, culture and history; hence, they are part of the ...
    • Religious Symbols and their Functions 

      Biezais, Haralds (The Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi, 1979)
      Religious symbols play a significant role in the lives of individual human beings as well as in the lives of religious groups. Within the research on religion, symbols have traditionally been an object of interest for ...
    • Religious Ecstasy 

      Holm, Nils G. (The Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi, 1982)
      The phenomenon of religious ecstasy was has been the focus of scholarly investigations and debate for centuries. The term implies an alteration of a person’s mental activity with attendant consequences for his interpretation ...
    • Saami Religion 

      Ahlbäck, Tore (The Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi, 1987)
      The aim of the current volume is to present recent advances in the research on Saami culture and religion. Thus, these articles strive to answer the call for an international coordination of all forces in order to build a ...
    • Old Norse and Finnish Religions and Cultic Place-Names 

      Ahlbäck, Tore (The Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi, 1990)
      In September 1986 the Nordic Cooperation Committee for Humanistic Research presented a report on the research into Norse religion within the Nordic region. The report pointed out the need for intensified research efforts ...
    • The Saami Shaman Drum 

      Ahlbäck, Tore (The Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi, 1991)
      The current volume is based on articles presented at a symposium by the same name, arranged by the Donner Institute in 1984. The aim of the symposium was to gather a limited number of experts from different academic ...
    • The Problem of Ritual 

      Ahlbäck, Tore (The Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi, 1993)
      Religious rites play a key role in most religions and spiritual traditions of the world. For researchers of religion they offer an especially prolific source of knowledge and data due to their empirical character – most ...
    • Dance, Music, Art, and Religion 

      Ahlbäck, Tore (The Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi, 1996)
      By tradition, the study of religion has predominantly been concerned with intellectual aspects of faith and believing, focusing on texts, systematised creeds and articulated truth claims. Aesthetic dimensions of religions ...
    • Approaching Religion vol 2 

      Ahlbäck, Tore (The Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi, 1999)
      The current volume is based on the symposium “Methodology of the Study of Religions” arranged by the Donner Institute in 1997 as a Regional Symposium for the International Association for the Study of Religions (IAHR). The ...
    • Approaching Religion vol 1 

      Ahlbäck, Tore (The Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi, 1999)
      The current volume is based on the symposium “Methodology of the Study of Religions” arranged by the Donner Institute in 1997 as a Regional Symposium for the International Association for the Study of Religions (IAHR). The ...
    • Ritualistics 

      Ahlbäck, Tore (The Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi, 2003)
      The problem of ritual has been a central topic of religious studies since the earliest days of the research tradition. Rituals offer material for interesting paths of inquiry related to both historical and contemporary ...
    • Exercising Power: The Role of Religions in Concord and Conflict 

      Ahlbäck, Tore (The Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi, 2006)
      The current volume is based on papers presented at the conference by the same name, arranged by the Finnish Society for the Study of Religion (SUS) together with the European Association for the Study of Religion (EASR) ...