Resources

 

Some useful resources on Laestadius:

  • The Laestadian Archives in Pajala, Sweden, gives access to many important Laestadian texts and other relevant material in Swedish, Finnish and English on Læstadius’ life and work (biography, botany, ecclesial, philosophical, political, theological, etc.).

Laestadius – biographical articles

Laestadius as a theologian and a philosopher

Laestadius as a botanist

Laestadius as an ethnographer

  • Hallencreutz, Carl F. Lars Levi Læstadius’ Attitude to Saami Religion (English)
  • Pentikäinen, Juha, “Lars Levi Læstadius som samisk mytolog og mytograf” in: Fragmenter i Lappska Mytologien, ed. by J.Pentikäinen, Åbo: NIF Publications No.37, 1997, pp.238-263. (English version in Fragments of Lappish Mythology, Aspasia Books, 2002, also in Sami Folkloristics, Turku 2000, pp. 41-74.
  • Article in Wikipedia on Laestadius’ Fragments of Saami Mythology (Norwegian)

Laestadius as a linguist

  • Håkan Rydving, “Lars Levi Læstadius og det første lulesamiske skriftspråket” in: Jonsell, Bengt, Inger Nordal og Håkan Rydving (eds.): Lars Levi Læstadius, botaniker lingvist etnograf teolog. Novus forlag 2000, pp. 69-76.

Laestadius as Educator

  • Anderzen, Sölve, “Missionsskolor: ide, metod och strategi. Torne lappmark 1848-1862” in: Växelverkan och identitet. Kyrka och religion i Finland och Sverige 1809-1999, Ingvar Dahlbacka & Andrè Swanström (eds.). Åbo: Kyrkohistoriska Arkivet ved Åbo Akademi, 2006, pp. 57-95.

Laestadius as a Social Reformer