Cristin-resultat-ID: 1679022
Sist endret: 22. februar 2019 08:54
NVI-rapporteringsår: 2018
Vitenskapelig artikkel

Utfordringar for prestar og undervisningsmedarbeidarar i dåpsarbeidet i Den norske kyrkja

  • Hans Austnaberg


Scandinavian Journal for Leadership & Theology
ISSN 1894-7875
e-ISSN 1894-7875
NVI-nivå 1

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Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2018
Volum: 5
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Prester • Dåp • Folkekirken

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Utfordringar for prestar og undervisningsmedarbeidarar i dåpsarbeidet i Den norske kyrkja


The purpose of the article is to explore the different emphases among leaders in dioceses and pas-tors/catechists in local congregations concerning challenges related to baptism in the Church of Nor-way. Findings in annual reports from two dioceses are compared with an empirical material consist-ing mainly of interviews with pastors and catechists in six congregations in these two dioceses. The selected congregations are urban and countryside, large and small, and a characteristic of parts of the context of these two dioceses is a strong low church or prayer house tradition. The article gives an empirical contribution by describing and exploring how different challenges come to the fore at the diocesan level and in the practical baptismal work in congregations. The main finding is that while the decreasing number of baptisms in the Church of Norway and how to deal with this is the focus in the annual reports from the dioceses, this theme is almost totally absent among pastors and cate-chists. Relational aspects, how to deal with the parents’ lack of follow-up after baptism, and the de-sire of being open to all church members irrespective of their engagement in church activities are among the main concerns at the local congregational level. In a concluding reflection, the concepts of the church as a folk church and as a religious community serve as a theoretical perspective to en-lighten the tension between diocesan and local congregational level, but also tensions among the respondents. The tensions seem to stem both from contextual and personal factors.


Hans Austnaberg

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Fakultet for teologi, diakoni og ledelsesfag ved VID vitenskapelige høgskole
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