"The long and winding road - Sweden's path to a lutheran church in the sixteenth century"
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The prolonged reformation process in Sweden poses a contrast to the short, sharp shock of the Danish-Norwegian Reformation in 1536/37. This chapter will give an outline of this process from the early 1520s to the beginning of the seventeenth century, when a Lutheran theology and understanding of the state’s responsibility for religious matters were well established. The text will focus on three main themes: the relationship between the king and the ecclesiastical organization, the theological changes, and thirdly the implications the process had for the far north.