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  • 1.
    Ahlmark, Anton
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology.
    Att predika gemenskap i en individualistisk kultur: Tre fallstudier om ecklesiologin som förkunnas för unga på Hönökonferensen2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study is a hermeneutical analysis with the aim to theoretically and theologically understand what is preached about the church to youth today and how youth is motivated to join the church. The study contains three case studies from Hönökonferensen and through Taylor, Camnerin and the Theological Framework of the Uniting Church in Sweden a few understandings of the church emerge: the church is a warm, welcoming and transforming community, it can prevent individualism, heal, and make believers, but it can also be filled with demands. The study discusses authenticity as an important concept along with different understandings about community.

  • 2.
    Ahlstrand, Kajsa
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet, Missionsvetenskap.
    Gunner, GöranStockholm School of Theology, Department of Human Rights. Uppsala universitet, Missionsvetenskap.
    Guds närmaste stad?: En studie om religionernas betydelse i ett svenskt samhälle i början av 2000-talet2008Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 3.
    Annehed, Christoph
    University College Stockholm. Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Hur ord manar till handling: Ett organisationskulturellt perspektiv på Matteus grupp, liknelsetal och liknelser om himmelriket.2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this Master’s thesis is to understand how theories of organizational culture canenrich our understanding of Matthew’s group, his parable speech and the parables of thekingdom of heaven. I argue that Matthew edited and constructed the parable speech to fit hisintentions so that he could call for righteous behavior from the members of his group. I thenargue that the parable speech can be viewed as a regulatory document that addresses externalproblems of adaption and internal problems of integration that Matthew’s group had to face.I also argue that the parables of the kingdom of heaven are related to externaland internal problems and that the parables can be understood as artifacts that express thepreferred behavior applied by the leaders of Matthew’s group.My conclusion is that the theories of organizational culture give us a betterunderstanding of the complex situation of Matthew’s group and that the parable speech isrelated to these issues and addresses the group. It can therefore be considered a regulatorydocument. The parables of the kingdom of heaven can be understood as stories that call forrighteous behavior and persuade the Jewish people to join Matthew’s group through followingthe law according to view held by Matthew’s group.

  • 4.
    Astudillo, Jacob
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Unitas Spiritualis: An Analysis of Thomas Aquinas’ Participatory Biblical Exegesis of Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 5.
    Camnerin, Sofia
    Uppsala universitet, Teologiska institutionen.
    Försoningens mellanrum: en analys av Daphne Hampsons och Rita Nakashima Brocks teologiska tolkningar2008Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The overall purpose of this thesis is to illuminate and critically evaluate Christian theology of atonement and redemption, in order to contribute to contemporary theology of atonement and redemption. The purpose is reached through an analysis of the work of two contemporary feminist theologians; Daphne Hampson and Rita Nakashima Brock. Hampson has formulated a sharp post-Christian position. Brock has distinguished herself through her critique of the Christian concept of atonement and through her contributions to reconciliation and redemption.

    Both Daphne Hampson and Rita Nakashima Brock argue that Christian atonement-theology, primarily the so called objective model, is hurtful to children and victims of abuse and violence. They both argue that theological language is not innocent. At the same time, they illustrate broken relationships, sufferings, and problems they want to change, give theological interpretations of how that change is to take place and present methodologies on how to reach reconciliation between human beings and God as well as between human beings.

    In two steps I undertake a critical analysis of content and presuppositions in Daphne Hampson’s and Rita Nakashima Brock’s theologies of atonement and redemption. In the first step, I describe Hampson’s and Brock’s critique of Christian atonement-theology. I analyze their theological critique and theological construction in a model "from-transition-to". My critical analysis focuses especially on internal consistency. In the second part, the analysis of presuppositions, I explain basic principles upon which they shape their theology. The analysis is made up by the analytical concepts; theoretical arguments of knowledge, understandings of faith, and the position of the subject. I also analyze other essential concepts out of which gender is one.

    In the last chapter I present my own constructive contribution, structured by content and presuppositions. I argue that theology is both a critical and constructive discipline. In the content-response I discuss images of God, the tragic, the cross, and the hope. In the presuppositions-response I discuss the concept "space-in-between". In conclusion I propose that theology of atonement/redemption is shaped between post and Christian. I argue that space-in-between-perspectives are necessarily experimental and critical, a space on the border where marginalized voices are to be included.

  • 6.
    Carlsten, Thorbjörn
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Bortom skillnad: Läran om trikāya (”tre kroppar”) i māhāyāna-buddhismen  som modell för en transcenderande religionsteologi för  dual buddhist-kristen religionsidentitet2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay is a try to present the Trikāya doctrine in Māhāyāna Buddhism as a model for a transcending theology that can help those who are living with a “dual Buddhist-Christian religious identity” to overcome conflicts between Buddhism and Christianity. By the Trikāya doctrine we can reach a deeper understanding of the mystical awakening to “Buddha beyond Buddha” (or “God beyond God” as some of the mystics tried to explain); i.e. the transpersonal Dharma and the transpersonal Logos beyond the limited individuals of Gautama and Jesus who both fully realized God as spiritual qualities in body, speech, actions and mind. The point is that we do not need to choose between the Buddha or Christ; instead we can look at them both as living examples of the realization of what Paul Tillich called the “Ultimate Concern” and “Being”.  And probably we can use this model for most religions. 

  • 7.
    Dahlström, Anders
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology.
    Med segerhjärtat kämpa mitt livs kamp: Omvändelseberättelser i baptistisk årskrönika Betlehem kristlig kalender 1886 till 19802018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    That conversion is a central concept for Baptists and narrative an important part of their culture is made clear by Betlehem kristlig kalender, a yearbook published from 1886 to 1980.The aim of this thesis is to survey and analyse conversion narratives within the Baptist movement as reflected in Betlehem, by investigating what narrative expressions form the body of the stories, what is given precedence, emotional or cognitive expressions, their soul, and finally what theological themes are developed around the concept of conversion.The method employed is, following a reading of all the issues of Betlehem, to distinguish and extract the stories that are narrative in character according to Hindmarsh’s criteria. That is to say, stories that point beyond the individual to a larger principle of meaningfulness and that are powerfully thought-provoking, with a sense that their beginning, middle and end form a unified whole. The texts extracted are further analysed to find the distinguishing characteri-stics of the material in the light of the dissertation’s aim.The results of the study show that the narratives in Betlehem contain a good deal of drama. They have a clear direction from something to something, with the actual conversion forming a climax. The darkest situations are transformed, following a struggle, to the most ethereal light when morning comes, bringing peace and assurance that conversion has taken place. Women often serve as models, having already experienced conversion. It is their husbands and sons who are the object of their attention and are led towards conversion by their entreaties, arguments and also tears. Salvation, as the experience was often called, clearly changes people’s personalities. Following conversion, individuals take greater responsibility for their own and their family’s situation and it is not unusual that, in their new lives, they start to tell others of their experience.The narratives in Betlehem show a marked preponderance of the emotional over the cognitive for the first 60 years, up to the 1950s, when feelings make way for reason and good examples. One reason for this change could be that the instantaneous conversion of revivalism is replaced with an emphasis on a rational, planned decision and commitment. Another reason could be the ecumenical realities of the time, with church membership based on baptism rather than a confession of faith. The cognitive aspects, as well as postmodernism’s loss of belief in metanarratives, may be mentioned as further possible explanations.The Baptist process of conversion, its “golden chain”, interpreted through the constitution of the first Baptist church in Borekulla and the Betlehem narratives, can be defined as anthropocentric and summed up as comprising the following stages: (1) The individual is awakened from their indifference and realises their sinfulness. (2) The individual senses a danger in their sinful state and turns to God. (3) The individual accepts Jesus Christ in faith and receives forgiveness and assurance. (4) Faith is brought to life in transformative discipleship. The theology of conversion broadly follows those of other revivalist groups.

  • 8.
    Dalfors, William
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology.
    Det ”sekulära” Sverige?: En kvalitativ studie av begreppet sekularisering i relation till det postkristna svenska folket2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Sweden is often described as being one of the more secular nations in the world by various surveys and sources, but how true is this statement? In this paper I examine what has been said on the topic of secularization in Sweden by leading sociologists in the field and then in turn analyze this information in order to finally reach a conclusion of my own. My intention with this bachelor’s thesis is to shine a light on the relationship between what has come to be described as the ”post-christian” population by sociologist David Thurfjell and the process of secularization on an individual level.The two questions that form the basis for this paper are: ” Is the swedish population as secular/non-believing as it’s claimed to be?” and “Has there been a shift in the form the Christian religion takes on an individual level and if so what can this new shape then possibly look like?”.The result of the analysis indicates that the swedish population might not be as secular as it is often put forward as being. While the church-oriented religion that the Church of Sweden represents might be losing traction amongst the post-Christian population, this does not necessarily mean religion as a whole is in a gradual decline in swedish society. The information presented herein points towards a possible shift in swedish society from a mainly church-oriented form of religion to a more privatized version sometimes described as the invisible religion.

  • 9.
    Egberg, Nils
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology.
    Kyrkan och klimathotet: Textanalytisk studie av sex kyrkliga dokument om miljö och klimat2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    A text analytical study has been performed using an abductive approach. The initial study was inductive and followed by a deductive part. Six different documents were studied representing protestant Churches, the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church (Patriarchate of Constantinople)2.The initial inductive part showed that the Church in its handling of the climate crises ought to be able to help people to a better understanding of the climate changes as well as to an understanding of the Churches´ theological view on the relationships between God and man, man to man and God to Creation.The deductive part of the study the documents showed a picture of a panentheistic, good and personal God. God was mainly referred to as a nonsexual entity. This part of the study also showed that all documents agree that the Church has a responsibility to ensure that moral values are respected when it comes to decision-making regarding actions against the climate changes. It is the task of the Church to channel the love of God to people and to the whole Creation.The climate changes have prompted the Churches to partly concentrate on their theology on creation and have caused a reevaluation of their positon in handling the new environmental situation. The major part of the documents gave a view on the theological reflection that the climate changes have forced upon the Churches.All documents regarded the threatening climate changes as a consequence of the human misuse of God’s Creation. Man has not fulfilled God’s expectations of man’s care for his Creation.Human beings are unique in God’s Creation, man is the image of God. In some respects human beings are God’s coworkers or even co-creators. But man has not managed to match God’s expectations, and has not cared for his Creation in the way he wanted. God is in a way mourning the situation that man has caused and what is threatening his Creation.The documents indicated that all Churches have a similar view on the human responsibility to try to restore balance in the Creation. Since their common view is that man, on God’s behalf, has the responsibility to care for and develop Creation, the Churches have the duty to work for a change of human lifestyle in a way that is compatible with a sustainable development.The documents indicated that the Church wants to be a forerunner in the change of lifestyle and also wants to work for a more just world order where those rich in resources should contribute the most to cover the costs for a worldwide handling of the climate crises and for the formation of a sustainable development.

  • 10.
    Ekholm Tysk, Stina
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology.
    Maskulinitet och eskatologi: Maskulinitet som ett retoriskt grepp för att tala om eskatologi i Första Korinthierbrevet2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I 1 Kor 7 skriver Paulus om relationer, sex och äktenskap. Kapitlet präglas av att inkludera kvinnor i resonemangen och feministteologer som Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza har fokuserat på att förstå kvinnans roll i texten.1 Men vad händer om man läser texten utifrån att den är skriven av en man? Fredrik Ivarsson har visat hur Paulus använder en så kallad maskulinitetsretorik i 1 Kor 7 för att tala om etik i församlingen.2 1 Kor 7 berör även eskatologi. I samma utläggning om huruvida ogifta ska gifta sig skriver Paulus om den allt mer annalkande återkomsten av Kristus. Hur kan eskatologin i 1 Kor 7 förstås utifrån samma utgångspunkt som Ivarsson har, att Paulus språk och retorik formats av antikens kulturspecifika föreställningar av manlighet?

  • 11. Erikson, Gösta
    et al.
    Viberg, Åke
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Gamla testamentets profeter: en bibliografi1984Book (Other academic)
  • 12. Eriksson, LarsOlov
    et al.
    Viberg, ÅkeStockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Gud och det utvalda folket: inledning till Gamla Testamentet2009Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 13.
    Falk, Susanne
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology. Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    In the Junction between History and Future: A Minor Field Study about Identity and Faith of Armenian Orthodox Youth in a Minority Situation in Jerusalem2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    My first contact with the Armenians of Jerusalem was during a four day Minor Field Study in February 2015.1 Before that I hardly knew anything about the community that has such a long history in the region. Despite their lengthy presence in what is commonly known as the Holy Land, the fact that they are joint custodians of the Christian Holy places and even have a whole quarter named after them in the Old City, they seem to be somewhat of a mystery to most people that visit. They are a minority that hold on to many of their distinct features regarding religion and culture from their homeland, something that is the trademarks of what is commonly known as a diaspora. The importance of culture and faith for the Armenian people seemed to be stressed time after another during my research. Pride was expressed to have endured as a people through many hardships. The Armenian Genocide stands out as the most significant of the many sufferings. Alongside with the traumatic consequences of the genocide is the ongoing struggle fought on many fronts for global recognition of the atrocities committed against their people.The largest group of Armenians in Jerusalem are situated in the Armenian Quarter. At the center of both the territorial and the structural composition of this community lies the convent of Saint James. Not only does the brotherhood of Saint James, consisting of about 30 brothers, and other clergy reside inside the convents premises. The majority consists of lay people. The lay community though has been decreasing for a number of years.2 If the current trend continues it may, according to some predictions, even vanish in the future.3 A gloomy outcome that would radically change the makeup of the Old City of Jerusalem.Therefore, after my first Minor Field Study, I went back four times during the coming year to learn more. I was also granted a scholarship through Stockholm School of Theology to conduct a Minor Field Study among Armenian youth. When first voicing my interest to interview youth and learn more about their identity I was told by a local contact that it would be futile. Because of the pressures of everyday life in Jerusalem few youth would have something relevant to share. They are forced to live day by day due to the ongoing conflicts. A strong statement that cannot be taken as true without evidence. This confirms the importance of conducting a more in depth study concerning how Armenian youth reflect on identity and belonging. The very existence of a future Armenian community in Jerusalem depends on their youths desire and ability to remain in the City.

  • 14.
    Figaro, Jenny
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology.
    Jona psalm: dess teologi och funktion i Jona bok2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Jona bok är inte bara en av Bibelns mest välkända berättelser utan är också en del avvärldslitteraturen. I den bibliska uppdelningen tillhör boken de så kallade skriftprofeterna ochtolkas således som en profetisk text. Trots detta skiljer sig boken från Gamla testamentetsövriga skriftprofeter då Jona bok snarare är en berättelse om en profet än en samling avprofetens ord (Andersson et al. 2003:163; Childs 1979:422). Dessutom kallas Jona aldrigprofet i boken och hans uppdrag är inte att predika för Israel utan för invånarna i denMesopotamiska staden Nineve. Detta är något som Jona motsätter sig vilket resulterar i ettmisslyckat flyktförsök från Gud och slutligen Bibelns kortaste och mest effektiva predikan(Nogalski 2018:210). Till skillnad från övriga skriftprofeter så är berättelsen dessutom skriveni prosaform istället för småprofeternas igenkännande poesi, med undantag för 2:3-10 vilket ären psalm (Achtemeier 1996:255). Inbrytandet av denna psalm har i forskningen kring Jonabok varit mycket omdiskuterad, och det är om denna psalm som min uppsats kommer atthandla.

  • 15.
    Floberg, Maja
    Stockholm School of Theology.
    Syföreningens gåvopraktiker: - en exempelstudie av två syföreningar i Betlehemskyrkans Missionsförsamling Göteborg2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 16.
    Flyman, Hampus
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology.
    Kristenblivande: Fallstudium av sex växande församlingar i Equmeniakyrkan2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna kvalitativa studie avser att undersöka vilka faktorer i församlingars arbete och människors bakgrund som bidrar till kristenblivande. Sex Equmeniaförsamlingar som välkomnat många nya medlemmar på bekännelse, det vill säga medlemmar som blivit medlemmar i en församling för första gången, undersöks genom semistrukturerade intervjuer med församlingarnas föreståndare. Vilka praktiker, kvaliteter och erfarenheter bidrar enligt församlingsföreståndarna till att människor blir kristna och går med i en församling? Resultatet analyseras och diskuteras med hjälp av deprivationsteorin, praktiskt-teologiska mönster för kristenblivande och tidigare forskning. Studien pekar på att de praktiker som bidrar till kristenblivande är kontaktskapande, diakonalt arbete, undervisning om kristen tro, attraktiva gudstjänster och praktiker förbekännelse och bekräftelse av tro. Kvaliteter som verkar bidra är en välkomnande öppenhet kombinerat med tydlighet om Jesus och evangeliet. De människor som kommer till tro har ofta bakgrund med någon form av deprivation. Kristenblivandet är i flera fall en process som pågår över tid även för dem som har tydliga avgörelsetillfällen. Kontakt med kristna personer som har bjudit med till församlingarnas mötesplatser tycks i flera fall ha varit avgörande förkristenblivandet.

  • 17.
    Gillerstrand, Inger
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    På väg mot en interkulturell mission: En postkolonial feministteologisk analys av Equmeniakyrkans internationella mission2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The statement and the title of the thesis "Towards an intercultural mission" is the starting point for the essay's purpose and examination. Interculturalism is an ideal in which equality and re-ciprocity are characterized by cross-cultural relationships, which is also an objective of international mission. For an intercultural mission, it is therefore necessary to examine which factors may hinder an intercultural approach, which, for this study, justifies searching for underlying unequal structures. The theoretical frame of reference for the analysis is postcolonial theory and feminist theology, which makes it possible to visualize such structures. The purpose of the thesis is therefore to analyze the intention of the international mission work in the Uniting Church in Sweden based on postcolonial feminist theology, and to propose criteria that need to be found for the mission work to be characterized by an intercultural approach. In order to achieve the purpose, it is necessary to answer the following general questions: 1. Is there an awareness of unequal power structures in the culture-crossing relationships in the intentional discourse on mission in the Uniting Church in Sweden? 2. How does interculturalism appear in the international mission in the Uniting Church in Sweden?And; 3. What criteria need to be found for the mission work to be characterized by an intercultural approach?With the help of qualitative content analysis of the Church's public text material, which constitutes the study object; six thematic areas have emerged; gender equality, woman's vulnerability, patriarchal structures, mission and worldview, postcolonial structures, and cooperation and reciprocity. The result has been analyzed on the basis of the concept of interculturality and a proposal for criteria for an intercultural approach has been prepared, among other things, with proposals for clarification of unequal power structures and a critical self-awareness about their own history and cultural values.

  • 18.
    Gunner, Göran
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Human Rights. University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Human Rights. Uppsala universitet, Missionsvetenskap.
    Christian zionism in comparative perspective: An introduction2014In: Comprehending Christian Zionism: Perspectives in Comparison / [ed] Göran Gunner and Robert O. Smith, Minneapolis: Fortress Press , 2014, p. 1-14Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 19.
    Gunner, Göran
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Human Rights. University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Human Rights. Uppsala universitet, Teologiska fakulteten.
    När tiden tar slut: motivförskjutningar i frikyrklig apokalyptisk tolkning av det judiska folket och staten Israel1996Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 20.
    Gunner, Göran
    et al.
    Svenska kyrkans forskningsenhet.
    Klasson Sundin, Maria
    Uppsala universitet, Religionsfilosofi.
    Nordquist, Kjell-Åke
    Teologiska högskolan Stockholm.
    Rubenson, Birgitta
    Karolinska Institutet, Institutionen för folkhälsovetenskap.
    Barnets rätt och omskärelse av pojkar: del 12012In: Svensk kyrkotidning, ISSN 0346-2153, no 15, p. 284-286Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 21.
    Gunner, Göran
    et al.
    Svenska kyrkans forskningsenhet.
    Klasson Sundin, Maria
    Uppsala universitet, Religionsfilosofi.
    Nordquist, Kjell-Åke
    Teologiska högskolan Stockholm.
    Rubenson, Birgitta
    Karolinska Institutet, Institutionen för folkhälsovetenskap.
    Barnets rätt och omskärelse av pojkar: del 22012In: Svensk kyrkotidning, ISSN 0346-2153, no 16, p. 303-306Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 22.
    Halldorf, Joel
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Biskop Lewi Pethrus: Biografi över ett ledarskap. Religion och mångfald i det svenska folkhemmet.2017 (ed. 1)Book (Refereed)
  • 23.
    Halldorf, Joel
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Evangelicals, Practices, and the Univocity of Being: Avoiding the Pitfall of Gnosticism2014In: Between the State and the Eucharist: Swedish Theology in Conversation with William T. Cavanaugh / [ed] Joel Halldorf, Fredrik Wenell, Eugene: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2014, 1, p. 68-84Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The argument of this chapter is that the evangelical ideals of simplicity and spontaneity are rooted in a univocal understanding of being. If there is only one kind of being, which God and creation are imagined toshare, then God cannot be thought of as present in and through created matter but rather instead of it. Thus the tendency in the Free churches and Evangelicalism in general to perceive complex practices and materiality as competing with God’s presence, as well as to favor simplicity and spontaneity.But the reluctance towards practices has resulted in an inability to withstand the cultural pressures of modernity. As a consequence Evangelicalism has turned into a mirror image of secular modernity. Furthermore, skepticism towards the material and a preference for authenticity is theologically problematic since it is, as this chapter will demonstrate, akin to a Gnostic worldview.

  • 24.
    Halldorf, Joel
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Inte allena: Varför Luthers syn på nåden, Bibeln och tron inte räcker2017Book (Other academic)
  • 25.
    Halldorf, Joel
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Med Jesus i moderniteten: Etiska, andliga och apokalyptiska modernitetsvisioner i den svenska väckelsen2017In: En annan riktning framåt: Modernitetskritik i Sverige under det långa 1800-talet / [ed] Joel Halldorf & Andreas Hedberg, Skellefteå: Artos & Norma bokförlag, 2017, 1, p. 49-76Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 26.
    Halldorf, Joel
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Mångfalden byggde Sverige2017Book (Other academic)
  • 27.
    Halldorf, Joel
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Religion och våld: Om destruktiva generalisering och den konstruktiva komplexiteten2016In: Ickevåldets vägare: Fred i terrorns tid / [ed] Joel Halldorf, Bitte Hammargren, Isak Svensson, Sofia Walan, Örebro: Marcus förlag , 2016, 1, p. 103-146Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 28.
    Halldorf, Joel
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Storytellig and Evangelical Identities2017In: Spiritual and Ecclesiastical Biographies: Research, Results, and Readings / [ed] Anders Jarlert, Stockholm: Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien, 2017, 1, p. 128-139Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this chapter, I discuss autobiography in the Evangelical tradition, and how thisgenre can help us understand Evangelical identity. Conversion – the experience of“new birth”, or being born again – was the center of these stories. The emphasis on personalstorytelling (witnessing) united Evangelicals, but the way they told their storiesdivided them. As the movement grew more fragmented over the centuries, this patternbecomes more evident. Personal storytelling was part of what made this a modernmovement, but the way they told their stories set it apart as a distinct modernity.

  • 29.
    Halldorf, Joel
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Sök Babylons fred: Om kyrkans identitet och politiska engagemang2017 (ed. 1)Book (Other academic)
  • 30.
    Halldorf, Joel
    et al.
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology. University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology.
    Hedberg, Andreas
    En annan riktning framåt: Modernitetskritik i Sverige under det långa 1800-talet2017Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 31.
    Johansson, Ulrika
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Maria från Magdala som uppståndelsevittne2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 32.
    Jonsson, Petra
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology.
    Guds andedräkt ger liv: En jämförelse av begreppen neshama och ruach2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Uppsatsen syfte är att undersöka de hebreiska begreppen neshama och ruach och att jämför dessa med varandra.

    Neshama är ett sällsynt begrepp som bara används 24 gånger i den hebreiska bibeln. Ruach däremot är ett vanligt begrepp som används 378 gånger. Begreppen är delvis synonyma när de betecknar andedräkt, både Guds och människans andedräkt, och när de betecknar livskraft. Utöver detta har båda begreppen betydelser som inte täcks av det respektive andra begreppet: Neshama används t.ex. som kollektivbeteckning för varelser, det som andas, en betydelse som ruach inte har. Ruach däremot kan beteckna individuella andliga varelser, som lögnens ande, en betydelse som neshama inte har.

    I skapelsen är det endast människan som explicit får neshama men neshama kan också användas för djur om dessa följer människornas lott. Att djur kan ha ruach är obestridd. Uppsatsens analys visar att det finns tydliga tecken på att neshama bär på en association till antingen skapelsen eller till syndafloden, en association som ruach inte har. Dessutom visar uppsatsens analys att det finns indikationer att Jobs bok står i dialog med Jesajaboken. Och slutligen finns det ett kiastiskt mönster i användningen av ruach i Psaltaren som indikerar att psalm 77 och psalm 78 kan vara de centrala psalmerna i Psaltaren.

  • 33.
    Karlsson, Johanna
    University College Stockholm.
    Unga vuxnas delaktighet i församlingsgemenskapen: En självklarhet eller en anpassning till rådande strukturer?2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna studie syftar till att undersöka hur församlingsaktiva unga vuxna, med olika etnisk och religiös bakgrund, upplever delaktighet i några församlingar inom Equmeniakyrkan. Med unga vuxna avses informanter i åldern 16 till 26 år. Undersökningen bygger på tre semistrukturerade fokusgruppssamtal med sammanlagt sexton informanter. Studien undersöker vilka faktorer som enligt informanterna främjar respektive motverkar delaktighet samt hur eventuella skillnader gestaltas bland informanterna beroende på religiös bakgrund. I intervjuerna framkom nio faktorer som främjar respektive motverkar delaktighet. Dessa är följande: att bli sedd, att känna människor i sin egen ålder, frekvent deltagande och eget engagemang, den egna viljan och det egna bidraget, att ha något att samlas kring, ledarskapet, vi och dom, ålder samt praktiska hinder. Resultatet har analyserats med hjälp av Giddens (Furseth och Repstad, 2005) begrepp aktör och struktur, Beckmans (2011) syn på integrationens problem samt Laves och Wengers (1991) teori om lärande. Studien resulterar i slutsatsen att det är svårt att säga om de studerade unga vuxnas delaktighet i församlingsgemenskapen är en självklarhet eller ett hänsynstagande gentemot församlingens rådande struktur. Det framkommer också att det inte går att finna några djupgående skillnader i upplevelsen av delaktighet beroende på religiös bakgrund. 

  • 34.
    Karlsson, Martin
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Älska era fiender – på vilka grunder?: Exegetikens roll i John Howard Yoders, Walter Winks och Stanley Hauerwas tolkning av Matt 5:38-48.2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna uppsats undersöker exegetikens roll i John Howard Yoders, Walter Winks och Stanley Hauerwas tolkning av Matt 5:38-48. Uppsatsens syfte nås genom att dels göra en exegetisk analys av Matt 5:38-48 i dess litterära och historiska kontext och att sedan studera utvald litteratur av de tre författarna och sedan jämföra deras material. Uppsatsen visar att alla tre författare menar att texten manar till en pacifistisk livshållning. Skillnaden mellan de tre ligger i att Hauerwas och Yoder väljer att förankra denna etik genom att läsa Matteusevangeliet som helhet medan Wink väljer att göra en ingående analys av vår aktuella text och istället söka efter textens ursprungliga historiska kontext. Genom att Yoder och Hauerwas väljer

  • 35.
    Kazen, Thomas
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology. University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology.
    Emotions in Biblical Law: A Cognitive Science Approach2011Book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study pioneers the use of insights from cognitive sciences, such as evolutionary biology, neuroscience, and developmental psychology, as heuristic tools for interpreting ancient texts. The approach could be described as ‘psycho-biological’. The focus is on emotions in the various Pentateuchal legal collections. Kazen discusses the role of disgust, empathy, fear, and a sense of justice, for particular moral and ritual issues: purity and holiness; humanitarian concern for vulnerable categories; ethnocentrism and xenophobia; divine punishment and demonic threat; revenge, compensation, and ransom (kofer), together with removal (kipper) rites.

     The book consists of two main parts, framed by an introductory chapter and a concluding discussion. In the first part, Kazen explores cognitive foundations, including biological and neuroscientific underpinnings for basic affects, and the role of culture in shaping both conventional morality and ritual behaviour. Four particular emotions are then outlined. In the second part, these insights from cognitive science are applied in analyses of particular texts. After an overview of the Pentateuchal legal collections, each of the four emotions is dealt with in a separate chapter. Kazen continuously relates a cognitive science approach to more traditional source and redaction critical analysis, regarding them as complementary.

     As a result, the Pentateuchal legal collections are seen as emotional texts, expressing strong affects ­–  which influences our understanding of the character of Israelite ‘law’. Kazen suggests that interaction and conflict between various emotions can explain discrepancies and tensions between humanitarian concerns and ethnocentrism, and between empathy and justice. He also demonstrates that viewing emotions as common denominators contains a potential for solving some difficult and long-standing conundrums. He argues that a focus on the human embodied experience rather than on theological convictions and theoretical ideas may avoid some interpretative dead ends and open up new avenues for understanding ancient texts.

  • 36.
    Kazen, Thomas
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology. University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology.
    Issues of Impurity in Early Judaism2010Book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this volume of collected articles and papers on impurity and purification in early Judaism, Kazen focuses primarily on questions of the impurity of discharges and the practice of hand-washing before meals. Kazen uses both literary and historical methods, as well as approaches based on cognitive science; the analysis covers texts from the Pentateuch, Qumran, the New Testament, and some Jewish Hellenistic authors.

    Some chapters are based on unpublished papers, and others have been recently published in various journals; two are based on material and arguments similar to a couple of forthcoming articles for volumes that will not always be easily found by potential readers. Several of the essays relate to or complement each other, thus making this collection very convenient for the reader interested in the topic.

  • 37.
    Kazen, Thomas
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology. Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Jesus and Purity Halakhah: Was Jesus Indifferent to Impurity?2010 (ed. 2)Book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    What did Jesus think about Jewish practice regarding impurity? How did he relate to the inner-Jewish debates of his day concerning ritual purity and impurity? Did he discard the impurity concept altogether, or was it an obvious and natural part of his Jewish faith and life? Did he advocate another or different type of purity?

    Ritual or cultic purity was paramount in Jewish society and life during the Second Temple period, and differences in purity halakhah were one of the factors that distinguished various movements. Therefore, considering purity is crucial in any attempt to interpret the historical Jesus within his contemporary context. In keeping with this goal, Thomas Kazen discusses the historical Jesus alongside what we know of Jewish purity halakhah of his time and explains Jesus’ attitude toward impurity. Kazen balances the work of New Testament scholars on Judaism and legal matters by incorporating the historical Jesus studies of Jewish scholars, seeking to engage students of the historical Jesus with the primary materials relating to legal matters.

  • 38.
    Kazen, Thomas
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology. University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology.
    Scripture, Interpretation, or Authority? : Motives and Arguments in Jesus’ Halakic Conflicts2013Book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this study of motives and arguments in Jesus’ halakic conflicts, Thomas Kazen suggests a way out of the present methodological impasse in the use of traditional criteria of authenticity in historical Jesus research, at least when it comes to those Jesus traditions that relate to halakic issues. Kazen employs results from recent research on the development of halakah during the Second Temple period, in particular from Aharon Shemesh’s discussion of two models (developmental and reflective) for explaining halakic development within and between various Jewish movements, and three areas of tension for analyzing dissenting views (revelation vs . interpretation, Scripture vs . tradition, and nominalism vs. realism). Kazen revisits the Synoptic conflict narratives about Sabbath observance, purity rules and divorce practices, and discusses motives and arguments ascribed to Jesus, whether implicitly or explicitly, by the texts themselves, or by modern interpreters. By combining analyses of halakic development with tradition and redaction criticism, Kazen disentangles theological motives from reasonable historical explanations and suggests relative dates and contexts for motives and arguments often ascribed to Jesus. He questions interpretations which focus on unique individual or halakic authority and suggests that the earliest Jesus tradition appeals to the priority of human need and to creational intent, viewing revelation as based on plain reading and a realistic understanding of Scripture. Jesus’ stance is best explained within the framework of prophetic criticism and a traditional Israelite understanding of Torah. With this work the author contributes as much to our understanding of halakic development during the Second Temple and Tannitic periods as he does to our understanding of the historical Jesus and his relationship to contemporary movements.

  • 39.
    Kolenda, Embla
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology.
    Bibliska motiv i Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: En intertextuell undersökning2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Populärkultur uppstår inte i ett vakuum. Det är inte konstigt att västerländsk populärkultur hämtar inspiration från Bibeln och västerländsk kristen kultur. Bokserien om Harry Potter tycks vara ett sådant exempel. Jag är intresserad av det intertextuella mötet mellan Harry Potter-böckerna och Bibeln. Detta är ett relevant ämne att studera inom bibelvetenskapen då intertextualitet är tolkning i flera led och alltså påverkar vår läsning av såväl Bibeln som skönlitteratur. Som Lina Sjöberg visar kan intertextuella studier mellan Bibeln och skönlitteratur vara ett sätt att exegetiskt arbeta med mellanmänskliga aspekter av bibelberättelser som i sin tur plockats upp av skönlitteraturen genom intertextuella referenser.1 Utifrån bibelvetarens uppgift att tolka och förstå Bibelns texter blir intertextuella studier en framkomlig väg bland flera.2Harry Potter är en bästsäljande bokserie skriven av den brittiske författaren J.K. Rowling.3 Bokserien har filmatiserats och även filmerna är mycket populära. Det har skapats en fandom4 kring Harry Potter. Fansen kallas för ”Potterheads”5 och J.K. Rowling har skapat plattformen ”Pottermore” som är en nöjessite, nyhetssite och online-butik för allt Potter-relaterat.6 Det genomslag Harry Potter har gjort gör serien till ett intressant ämne för intertextuella studier. Många älskar bokserien och även de som inte läst böckerna känner ofta till handlingen i viss utsträckning.

  • 40.
    Lillskog, Kim
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology.
    Den heliga Anden och vi har beslutat: En kvalitativ studie av konsensusmetoder i Equmeniakyrkans kyrkokonferens2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study is to analyse the consensus decision making methods that are used at the annual conference of the Uniting Church in Sweden. The methods are analysed through the experiences of people that have attended the conference. Seven participants in the annual conference have been interviewed, and their expressed experiences have then been viewed through Anthony Giddens’ structuration theory, the theory of Jane Mansbridge et. al. regarding developments to the concept of deliberative democracy and through Paul Fiddes and his thoughts on finding the mind of Christ. The study concludes that the decision making methods has so far been well received and applied towards their objectives, though there is room for improvement.

  • 41.
    Linder, Louise
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology.
    AI-maskinernas autonomi –hot eller möjlighet?: Vilka etiska konsekvenser får relationenmellan AI-maskinen och människan?2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    As we are living in an era of increased development of Artificial Intelligence (AI), newethical dilemmas arise. Some countries, states, technicians, developers of AI and researchersin different faculties have already observed that AI could get out of control and affectsocieties and human beings in a disastrous way. This thesis casts some light on the importanceof investigating one key concept in AI, “Autonomy”, and how different understandings of thedefinition have no effects on the ethical consequences. Immanuel Kant’s Moral Philosophyand Martha C. Nussbaums model of how to create capabilities for humans is the ethicaltheories used to evaluate different views on the concept autonomy. The first perspective onautonomy that is evaluated is Paula Boddington’s view that a definition of autonomy is notneeded but ethical codes for AI should be developed instead. The second view that isevaluated is the confusion about autonomy in machines and humans, and different ways ofunderstanding functional autonomy. This thesis argues for the importance of defining theconcept of autonomy for the benefit of mankind in working together for a benevolent AI. Aquestion that arises from what Kant calls “the Divine Spark” that all humans have and thatmake her worthy of respects; is it possible to put the “Divine Spark” into an AI?

  • 42.
    Lodén, Annika
    Stockholm School of Theology. University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology.
    Existentiella samtal med äldre män: Kan det stärka deras psykiska hälsa?2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I dagens samhälle eftersträvas ungdomlighet. Det gråa håret färgas och begynnande rynkorsminkas över. Journalisten och författaren Arvid Lagercrantz har skrivit förordet till en bokredigerad av filosofie magister och sjuksköterskan Susanne Rolfner Suvanto. Lagercrantzbelyser att det inte alltid är så roligt att bli äldre. Kroppens funktioner förändras ochförsämras. Vänner och närstående dör (Lagercrantz 2014:9). Att bli äldre attraherar få. Deäldre hamnar lätt i bakgrunden. Detta påverkar synen på äldre vilket kan leda till att de tillviss del blir fråntagen sitt människovärde. Lars Andersson, docent i gerontologi, menar attundomsfixeringen medför en slags gradering av vad som är värdefullt (Andersson 2002:124).Uppsatsens mening är att lyfta fram äldre och särskilt fokus ligger vid äldres psykiska hälsaoch ohälsa. Detta område har länge varit eftersatt (Rolfner Suvanto 2014:11). Psykisk ohälsa,främst depression, är vanligt bland äldre. Andelen självmord i angiven grupp är hög, isynnerhet bland äldre män (Rolfner Suvanto 2014:13) Självmord är den ytterstakonsekvensen av psykisk ohälsa. Att uppsatsen drar gränsen för äldre från 65 år och uppåt harmed den traditionella svenska pensionsåldern att göra. Psykoanalytikern Erik HomburgerEriksson menar i gerotranscendensteorin, det positiva åldrandet, att människan fortsätter attutvecklas under hela livet. Viljan att lyfta fram Erikson grundas i att sociologiprofessor LarsTornstams ofta refererade teori om gerotranscendens byggde på Eriksons teori. CeciliaMelder, teologidoktor i religionspsykologi, menar att den existentiella hälsodimensionen ipositiv mening påverkar självskattad hälsa och livskvalitet. Melder framhåller möjligheten attutveckla bland annat ”preventioner (förebyggande) för aktiv livshjälp utifrån ett existentiellthälsoperspektiv” (Melder 2014:37). Från mina år som personal inom äldreomsorgen kännerjag igen den beskrivna bilden av att bli äldre. Utifrån beskriven bakgrund menar jag att det ärrelevant att studera möjligheten av existentiella samtal för att stärka äldre mäns psykiskahälsa. Min förförståelse för uppsatsens ämne bygger dels på mitt arbete inom äldreomsorgen.Dels på teorierna som jag fått kunskap om tidigare samt en viss kunskap om psykisk hälsaoch ohälsa hos äldre. Min förförståelse kan innebära att jag i förväg har en uppfattning omstudiens resultat. Av vikt är därför att genomgående vara väl förankrad i fakta som finns ävenom fakta till viss del saknas om det specifika området. Min förförståelse innebär också ettantagande om att uppsatsen berör ett angeläget ämne. För att lyfta fram en verksamhet därexistentiella samtal med äldre förekommer så har en intervju gjorts med Marianne Olsson, verksamhetschef på Sankt Lukas i Kronoberg. Detta för att ta reda på mera om deras kunskapi ämnet psykisk ohälsa och existentiella samtal.

  • 43.
    Maran, Ji Ra
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology.
    Paul’s Discourse on Slavery and Freedomin the Light of Stoic Philosophy2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis focuses on Paul’s view on freedom for believers in the context ofslavery. Paul’s understanding comes through in his metaphorical usage of slavelanguage in 1 Cor 7:20-24. In this thesis, a comparison between the teaching ofPaul and that of the Stoics Seneca, Musonius, and Epictetus will support myinterpretation of Paul’s opinion regarding slavery and freedom. I first explore howPaul and the three Stoics advocate for their understanding of freedom for slaves,and then I compare Paul’s theological interpretation with the moral values of thethree Stoics. There is no doubt that Paul, Seneca, Musonius and Epictetus wereaware of the cruel physical judgments and hardships, which slaves suffered in thecontext of slavery. Though neither Paul nor the three Stoics expressed an intentionto terminate the existing hierarchical social structure and slavery system, they alsodid not ignore the physical judgments and hardships placed upon slaves. Theteachings of Paul, Seneca, Musonius and Epictetus testify that they had a commonwill to end, or at least reduce, the exploitation and dehumanization of slaves. Theircommon interest is to promote the possibility of freedom, equal fairness and kindlytreatments for slaves. Both groups preferred freedom and dignity for human beingsby ignoring the social standards and social identification of the Roman society.However, they emphasized inner freedom rather than the social freedom of the slaves.Aim of thesis: To compare Paul’s attitude to slavery and his metaphoricallanguage of slavery and freedom with that of the Stoic philosophers, Seneca,Epictetus, and Musonius.

  • 44.
    Marcus, Madeleine
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Själavårdens roll i konfirmandarbetet  i jämförelse med Berit Okkenhaugs själavårdsinriktningar: Kvalitativ studie i Stockholms stift2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna studie har haft som syfte att jämföra likheter och skillnader beträffande Berit Okkenhaugs tre själavårdsinriktingar som presenteras i litteraturen, Själavård – en grundbok.1, med den själavård som är i Stockholms stifts konfirmationsverksamhet. Metodologiskt grundar sig denna uppsats på en kvalitativ metod. Uppsatsen har en induktiv intervjudel, där intervjuer har gjorts med de som ansvarar för konfirmationen i åtta församlingar i Stockholms stift. I tidigare forskning belyser Dion Sommer i boken, Barndomspsykologi, utveckling i en förändrad värld, att själavård för unga handlar om att stärka grundtilliten. Utifrån grundtilliten stärks hoppet i ungdomars liv och möjliggör att hantera livets problem lättare.2 Den forskningen överensstämmer med svaren i uppsatsens induktiva intervjudel. I resultatet framkommer att kyrkan idag står generellt mest i den konfidentcentrerade själavården, med önskan och viljan hos många i kyrkan att arbeta i en mer kyrkligt orienterad tros- och livsvägledning. En slutsats är att alla respondenterna har en positiv människosyn och att människan har mer kunskap inom sig än vad hon är medveten om. Samt att själavårdarens uppgift är att vara en medvandrare i själavårdssamtalet.

  • 45.
    Matzon Mathisson, Camilla
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    satan är inte Satan: Ett undersökande textstudium om Satans framställning2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Satan or satan? Hebrew word שטן (satan) has been interpreted both as either a resistance or an opponent, but also as a name, Satan.  

    This essay deals with the interpretation and meaning of various texts by שטן to see how the representation of the character Satan emerged. The essay deals with why satan became Satan and how the character Satan became a malicious figure through an ambiguous interpretation of שטן.

    The result of the study shows that because of the definite article ה in front of שטן the word שטן should not be read as a name but as the opponent, the satan.

  • 46. Melder, Cecilia
    et al.
    Santamäki Fischer, Regina
    Umeå universitet, Institutionen för omvårdnad.
    Nygren, Björn
    Umeå universitet, Institutionen för omvårdnad.
    DeMarinis, Valerie
    Umeå universitet, Allmänmedicin.
    Validating WHOQOL-SRPB in Sweden: instrument adaption for measuring existential aspects of health-related quality of life [HRQL] in secular contexts2016Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 47.
    Naeslund, Lars
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Bibeläventyret i praktiken: Ett religionspedagogiskt koncept för grundskolan2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Under 2017/18 genomfördes Bibeläventyret med cirka trettio tusen mellanstadieelever i Sverige, av licensierade instruktörer, under nio timmar, med elevernas klasslärare som observatörer. Bibeläventyrets pedagogik och material drivs av Svenska Bibelsällskapet, där Svenska kyrkan och frikyrkorna är huvudmän. Konceptet bygger på sinnlig gestaltning, elevmedverkan samt kronologisk framställning av teman och berättelser från såväl Gamla Testamentet (årskurs 4) som Nya Testamentet (årskurs 5).Uppsatsens empiri är begränsad till en skola, observationer av tre dubbellektioner kring Gamla Testamentet samt fem elevuppgifter där samtal i smågrupper har dokumenterats som skriftliga reflektioner. Framställningen inramas av svensk läroplanshistoria, läroplansteoretisk forskning, lärandeteorier av Jerome Bruner och David Ausubel samt vissa epistemologiska och teologiska reflektioner.Observationerna har fungerat tillfredsställande men fortsättningsvis rekommenderas en viss uppstramning. Elevernas skriftliga reflektioner har ofta varit kortfattade men substantiella och tämligen varierade till innehållet. Komplettering med bandade fokusgrupper kan i framtiden prövas som komplement. Digitala enkäter till instruktörer respektive lärare konkretiseras för framtida bruk. Fortsatta studier bör nämligen vara mer omfattande, systematiska och varierade med avseende på sammansättningen av skolmiljöer.Redan denna blygsamma studie stöder dock idén att lustfyllt lärande och kulturhistoriskt meningsfull bildning kring en biblisk kanon går att förena.

  • 48.
    Nilsson Forsén, Moa
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology.
    Vårt naturliga jag av givna gåvor och mognande egenskaper: En empirisk studie av mångfalden bland Equmeniakyrkans pastorskandidater utifrån deras andliga gåvor, personligheter och sätt att tjäna2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 49.
    Norberg, Johan
    University College Stockholm. Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Gudsbilder i kyrkohandboken: En komparativ litteraturstudie2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study focuses on the image of God in the common worship liturgy book that was taken into use by the church of Sweden in the year of 2018 and compare it with the image of God in the previous common worship book which was released in 1986. The end result shows that the big difference between these two liturgy books is that the liturgy book released in 1986 presents an image of God that focuses on the gender of God. Compared to the 2017 liturgy book that instead of focusing of the gender of God presents an image of God that presents how God acts, not who God is. End result has been viewed from two perspectives, a feminist theology point of view and an apophatic point of view. These perspectives combined with the end result from the comparative study has shown that of these two theologies the feminist theology fits best into the 2017 common worship liturgy book, compared to the apophatic theology. Although the study has shown that these two theological perspectives share more than just a few things. One of the most central similarities is that the language plays a big part in the centralities in both teological perspectives. In the apophatic theology the language is considered to be limited and that our human language lacks the potential to fully understand God. The feminist theology focuses on the fight against structures like gender, sex and power. When using especially these three parts it is possible to use language to find the patriarchal symbolic language that has an influence on us and effects us.

  • 50.
    Norberg, Johan
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology.
    Paulus förståelse av "synd" i valda delar av Romarbrevet och dess betydelse för Paulus texter om samkönade relationer2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Debatten om homosexualitet som synd fördes än en gång upp, i april 2015, i den samhälleliga debatten av flera samstämmiga pingstpastorer i tidningen Dagen. Svenska kyrkan är dessa pastorers motpol då de som organisation viger samkönade par. Denna åsiktsmångfald bland kristna samfund skapar en grund för denna uppsats. Paulus fortsätter att påverka världen med bland annat Romarbrevet och det gör att breven är fortsatt viktiga att studera. Att tolka Romarbrevet, eller andra bibliska texter, utan kontextuell förståelse är att ta en genväg. Att använda en bibeltext för att fördöma eller upphöja i nutid kan vara vanskligt om man saknar förförståelse för hur världen såg ut då texten skrevs. Syftet med denna uppsats är att undersöka Paulus användning av begreppet ἁμαρηία i Romarbrevet samt om Paulus, i Romarbrevet, ser samkönade relationer som synd. Uppsatsen syftar alltså till att skapa en ökad förståelse för vad Paulus menar när han talar om ἁμαρηία i relation till samkönade relationer. Uppsatsen kan beskrivas som en idéhistoriskt inriktad studie. Bland annat undersöks antikens syn på sexualitet och stoiska synsätt, som är av relevans för förståelsen av Paulus syn på kön och sexualitet. Studien identifierar vissa för tiden och kulturen typiska föreställningar som antingen finns uttryckligen utsagda i de texter jag studerat eller som ligger som en underförstådd premiss. Bland dessa föreställningar finns en förståelse av sexualitet där sexuella relationer alltid är maktrelationer, förståelsen av begreppsparet ”naturligt - onaturligt”, en skapelseteologi som återspeglar den maktrelation mellan könen som rådde i det dåvarande samhället men också en förståelse för synden som en dynamisk kraft som man inte kan undslippa samt att den hellenistiske diasporajuden Paulus influerats av stoiska tänkesätt. Allt detta har spelat roll för Paulus i dennes formulering kring inte enbart samkönade relationer, utan också om övriga moralhandlingar. Genom denna undersökning blir slutsatsen att Paulus formuleringar inte är enkelspåriga. Det är anledningen till att denna uppsats frågeställning är viktig. För att göra Paulus rättvisa behövs denna form av frågeställning. Denna uppsats mynnar ut i en ökad förståelse för vilka Paulus skrev och hur han valde sina ord och varför. Ett skäl är att han delade uppfattningen att hedningarnas avgudadyrkan ledde till omoraliska handlingar. Mer speciellt för just Paulus är uppfattningen att judarnas lag inte skyddade mot synden, utan snarare synliggjorde synden.

    Allt mynnar ut i den brådska Paulus kände gällande att kristna världen. Paulus kristologi är central i hela Romarbrevet och är nyckeln till att förstå dess kontext. Paulus ansåg också att det var brådskande att människorna kom till insikt om att den enda som kunde frälsa från synden var Kristus. Det är en stor bakomliggande orsak till varför Paulus valde att formulera sig i så brådskande stil som han gjorde.

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