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Religiöst karismatiskt ledarskap: En jämförande fallstudie om Lewi Pethrus- (Pingströrelsen) och Ulf Ekmans (Livets Ord) religiösa karismatiska ledarskap
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Humanities.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Lewi Pethrus and Ulf Ekman were two of the most well know religious charismatic leaders during the 20th century in Sweden. Lewi Pethrus as the unofficial leader of the Swedish Pentecostal movement (Pingströrelsen) and Ulf Ekman as the leader and founder of the Word of Life (Livets Ord).

In the search for comparative studies between Pethrus and Ekman I didn’t find much studies done, therefore I see this as an attempt to contribute to fill up the knowledge gap.

Both Pethrus and Ekman were successful in their charismatic leadership. The main question is if their success was built on the same components to create a charismatic unity in their leadership? The purpose with this study is to examine the similarities and differences in Pethrus and Ekman’s religious charismatic leadership, and to increase knowledge in comparative studies between Pethrus and Ekman for future studies on this subject.

The main reasons to choosing Pethrus and Ekman is that both were/are well known public figures in Sweden outside their movements and that their charismatic leadership happened on different sides of the 20th century. Pethrus in the beginning of the century, Ekman in the end of the century. Both Pethrus and Ekman’s leadership was built on a strong inner vocation from God to be leaders. Both entrepreneurs built strong institutions, even though the vocation to preach the Word of God was the primary.

The method to answer the purpose for this study is based on a double case-study methodology and infrastructure-sociologist Douglas F. Barnes four suggestions to analyse religious charismatic leadership, written in his article Charisma and Religious Leadership: An Historical Analysis (1978).

The main purpose of the study was achieved: the similarities and differences between Lewi Pethrus-and Ulf Ekman’s religious charismatic leadership was presented, which resulted in more knowledge in comparative studies between Pethrus-and Ekman's religious charismatic leadership.

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2018. , p. 46
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Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-34406OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-34406DiVA, id: diva2:1247866
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Religious Science RV1
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2018-06-10

Available from: 2018-09-13 Created: 2018-09-13 Last updated: 2018-09-13Bibliographically approved

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