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strong history of Protestantism and certain ideals inherited from the Enlightenment. Danes have even been characterised as devotees of a radical form of ‘normative secularism’ – a movement or school of thought which holds that ‘rational’, ‘informed’, and ‘enlightened’ thought should govern, and that ‘religious’, ‘irrational’, and ‘spiritual’ behaviour should be strictly confined to the private sphere of individuals. 2 However, at the same time the teaching of Christianity ( kristendomskundskab ) is mandatory in Danish public schools and the Danish state also sponsors

in Descending with angels
Contested narratives of the independence struggle in postconfl ict Timor-Leste
Henri Myrttinen

-Leste’, paper presented at the International Workshop on Masculinities in Asia, 4–5 August 2011, National University of Singapore, Singapore. Nygaard-Christensen, M., 2011, ‘The Rebel and the Diplomat: Revolutionary Spirits, Sacred Legitimation, and Democracy in Timor-Leste’, in N. O. Bubandt and M. Van Beek (eds), Varieties of Secularism in Asia: Anthropological Explorations of Religion, Politics and the Spiritual, pp. 209–29 (Abingdon: Routledge). Ottendörfer, E., 2011, ‘Diffuse Ängste und das Beharren auf Selbstbestimmung: Osttimors Parlament sperrt sich gegen Reparationen

in Governing the dead