Religious Identity and National Loyalty: Women Religious in Norway during the Second World War

TitleReligious Identity and National Loyalty: Women Religious in Norway during the Second World War
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsNilsen, Else-Britt
EditorWerner, Yvonne Maria
Book TitleNuns and Sisters in the Nordic Countries After the Reformation: A Female Counter-Culture in Modern Society
Pagination213-253
PublisherThe Swedish Institute of Mission Research
CityUppsala, Sweden
Abstract

This book chapter explores the idenity conflicts religious women faced in Norway during the Second World War. Often they were torn between their national and religious identity, i.e. the fight for a liberation from the German occupation as part of the resistance movement in Norway, and their duty to obey the orders of their church and act obidient and not rebellious.

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