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  • 151.
    Džalto, Davor
    University College Stockholm, Department of Eastern Christian Studies.
    Apophatic and Emancipatory Dimensions of Humor: The Case of Orthodox Christianity2022Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 152.
    Džalto, Davor
    University College Stockholm, Department of Eastern Christian Studies.
    Beogradski nadbiskup: Dvadeset godina arhipastirske službe nadbiskupa Stanislava Hočevara – dokumenti i svedočanstva2023Collection (editor) (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 153.
    Džalto, Davor
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Eastern Christian Studies.
    ‘Democratic Jet Leg’ and EUgoslav YUtopias2022In: Balkan Contextual Theology: An Introduction / [ed] Stipe Odak and Zoran Grozdanov, London: Routledge, 2022, p. 119-138Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 154.
    Džalto, Davor
    University College Stockholm, Department of Eastern Christian Studies.
    Demokratija i nove forme totalitarizma2022Other (Other academic)
  • 155.
    Džalto, Davor
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Eastern Christian Studies.
    Freedom and Nothingness, between Theodicy and Anthropodicy: Lacan and (Un)Orthodox Perspectives2019In: Esoteric Lacan / [ed] Philopp Valentini and Mahdi Tourage, London: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2019, p. 183-198Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 156.
    Džalto, Davor
    University College Stockholm, Department of Eastern Christian Studies.
    From Icon to Big Data: Imaging Being Human2022Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 157.
    Džalto, Davor
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Eastern Christian Studies.
    How to Be the Right Kind of ‘Fundamentalist’2022In: Orthodoxy and Fundamentalism: Contemporary Perspectives / [ed] Davor Džalto and George E. Demacopoulos, Lanham, Maryland: Lexington/Fortress Academic , 2022, p. 51-68Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 158.
    Džalto, Davor
    University College Stockholm, Department of Eastern Christian Studies.
    Icons: Being, Beauty and Art2022Other (Other academic)
  • 159. Džalto, Davor
    “Orthodox Christian Political Theology: An Anarchist Perspective”2017In: Political Theologies in Orthodox Christianity / [ed] Kristina Stoeckl et al., London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017, p. 111-133Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 160. Džalto, Davor
    “Orthodox Christianity and Contemporary Art: An (Un)Natural Alliance?”2017In: Journal of Eastern Christian Studies, ISSN 0009-5141, E-ISSN 1783-1520, Vol. 1-2, no 69, p. 333-356Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 161.
    Džalto, Davor
    University College Stockholm, Department of Eastern Christian Studies.
    Orthodoxy and Anarchism: Contemporary Perspectives2024Collection (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This book brings together essays by contemporary Orthodox theologians and scholars on Orthodox Christianity that analyze various aspects of the complex relationship between anarchism, both as a concept and as a political philosophy, and Orthodoxy. As many studies have already shown, the dominant theological approaches in Orthodox political theology have been characterized by the search for some kind of “symphonia,” where a “harmonious” and (mutually) beneficial cooperation between the Church and the State has been sought. Although one can see many alternative attempts in contemporary Orthodox political theology to move away from traditional, monarchical, and (autocratic) symphonic models, the fact remains that most of those approaches still tend to provide theological articulations that rationalize and ultimately defend the dominant ideological systems (such as those of the “nation state” or “liberal democracy” for instance).There has been, however, another, marginal and marginalized tradition in Orthodox Christian political theology which can be labelled as “anarchist.” The purpose of this volume is to gather contemporary voices in and on Orthodox theology that explore this tradition in the history of Orthodox Christianity, or that themselves employ an “anarchist” approach to the socio-political sphere (including the Church in its institutional functioning).

  • 162.
    Džalto, Davor
    University College Stockholm, Department of Eastern Christian Studies.
    “Orthodoxy is the Clue to the Solution”: Fundamentalism in the Ideology and Practice of Orthodox Political Movements in Contemporary Russia2022In: Orthodoxy and Fundamentalism: Contemporary Perspectives / [ed] Davor Džalto & George E. Demacopoulos, Lanham, Maryland: Lexington/Fortress Academic , 2022, p. 51-68Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 163.
    Džalto, Davor
    University College Stockholm, Department of Eastern Christian Studies.
    Schöpfung und Nichts: Orthodoxe Theologie und moderne Kunst im Dialog2023Book (Refereed)
    Abstract [de]

    Im Entstehungsprozess der Moderne nehmen „Kreativität“ und „Schöpfung“ als anthropologische Grundkonzepte einen wichtigen Platz ein. Nicht nur im Bereich der Kunst, sondern ganz allgemein wird menschliches Streben mit diesen Begriffen charakterisiert. Obwohl die Idee einer Schöpfung in der jüdisch-christlichen Bibeltradition ihren Ursprung hat, ist der Idee, dass der Mensch schaffend tätig sein kann, seitens der Theologie bemerkenswert wenig Aufmerksamkeit zuteil geworden. Innerhalb der christlich-orthodoxen Tradition wurde die Frage nach der Kreativität des Menschen und deren theologische Bedeutung am deutlichsten von Nikolai Berdyaev (1874-1948) formuliert. Viele Aspekte der Philosophie Berdyaevs stellen auch heute noch eine Herausforderung dar.

  • 164.
    Džalto, Davor
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Eastern Christian Studies.
    Sex, Love, and Politics: An (Un)Orthodox2022In: Orthodox Tradition and Human Sexuality / [ed] Thomas Arentzen, Ashley M. Purpura and Aristotle Papanikolaou, New York: Fordham University Press, 2022, p. 281-302Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 165.
    Džalto, Davor
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Eastern Christian Studies.
    The Aesthetic Face of the Sacred2019In: Special Issue "Religion and Art: Rethinking Aesthetic and Auratic Experiences in 'Post-Secular' Times", ISSN 2077-1444Article, book review (Refereed)
  • 166. Džalto, Davor
    “What Is Wrong with the ‘Left’ and the ‘Right’? An Orthodox Christian Perspective”2020In: Theology and the Political: Theo-Political Reflections on Contemporary Politics in Ecumenical Conversatio / [ed] Alexei Bodrov and Stephen M. Garrett, Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2020, p. 163-184Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 167.
    Džalto, Davor
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Eastern Christian Studies.
    Что не так с ‘левым’ и ‘правыми’?: Точка зрения православного христианина2019In: Политическое богословие / [ed] Aleksei Bodrov and Mikhail Tolstoluženko, Moscow, 2019, p. 280-304Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 168.
    Džalto, Davor
    et al.
    University College Stockholm, Department of Eastern Christian Studies.
    Demacopoulos, George E.Fordham University.
    Orthodoxy and fundamentalism: contemporary perspectives2022Collection (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This book reexamines the concepts of fundamentalism and religious Orthodoxy in the contemporary world. It brings together twelve essays by some of the leading scholars on Orthodox Christianity that explore the relationship between Orthodoxy and fundamentalist ideas and practices, both in countries and regions where Orthodox Christianity has been the dominant and traditional faith, and in the “New World,” where Orthodox Christian communities constitute a minority. The main issues that the contributors explore include fundamentalism as a religious and ideological phenomenon, the relationship between fundamentalism, traditionalism and modernity, fundamentalism in the contemporary Orthodox world, fundamentalist responses to the issues of modernization, pluralism, and democracy, Orthodox Christian responses to political liberalism and secularism, and Orthodox theology and the construction of the (fundamentalist) self.

  • 169.
    Džalto, Davor
    et al.
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Eastern Christian Studies.
    Markovic, Danijela
    Savremena čitanja Velikog inkvizitora 2020Conference proceedings (editor) (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 170.
    Ed, Birgitta
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
    "Allt annat fixade jag" Församlingsgemenskap och körsång under pandemin: En intervjuundersökning om levd ecklesiologi2022Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Under pandemiåren 2020 - 2021 förändrades förutsättningarna att vara kyrka i grunden. I denna uppsats analyseras kören som ett uttryck för församlingsgemenskap. Genom en intervjuundersökning bestående av fokusgrupper med körsångare och enskilda intervjuer med körledare och kyrkoherde beskrivs den församlingsgemenskap som framträder och hur den påverkades under perioden. Hur digitala verktyg användes som resurs under pandemin beskrivs också. Intervjuerna har transkriberats och analyserats utifrån Andreas Holmbergs avhandling om levd ecklesiologi i Svenska kyrkan.

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  • 171.
    Ed, Birgitta
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
    Hymner för redan frälsta: Om lidande och hopp i Den svenska psalmboken2021Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna kandidatuppsats är en textanalys av ett urval av psalmer i Den svenska psalmboken. Textanalysen är genomförd utifrån forskningsfrågan Hur formuleras lidande och hopp i Den svenska psalmboken? Den tyske teologen Jürgen Moltmanns teori om hoppets teologi och den amerikanska teologen Serene Jones beskrivning av berättelsers och vardagserfarenheters betydelse för en teologi kring lidande har fungerat som teoretiska tolkningsramar.

    Textanalysen har lett fram till några huvudslutsatser. För det första har det fysiska lidandet – sjukdom tex – till stor del försvunnit som tema i de psalmer som handlar om prövning och lidande och som överlevt från Den svenska psalmboken 1937 till Den svenska psalmboken 1986. För det andra beskrivs hoppet i dessa psalmer som ett hopp om räddning här och nu, snarare än ett eskatologiskt hopp om ett evigt liv. För det tredje tar psalmerna sin utgångspunkt i teologiska figurer och för kristna, kända bilder och använder i liten grad vardagen/den upplevda verkligheten som referensram

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  • 172.
    Efraimsson, Gunilla
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
    Kärleksbudskapet och realpolitiken: En analys av Svenska kyrkans engagemang i migrationspolitiken2021Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The church of Sweden has several times engaged in migration politics. In this study the use of the love commandment by national level of the church of Sweden to motivate its engagement in migration politics. The analysis is based on deconstruction of the leaflet “Detta vill vi! Kyrkorna och migrationsfrågorna”. Within the deconstruction three themes are identified that relate to movement, inclusion and power, respectively. Further, the material from the deconstruction is discussed from the ethics of Reinhold Niebuhr and Jacques Derrida. A result of the deconstruction is that the concept church as something transcendent or as an organization has an impact on the communication of the love commandment. Based on the results of the study, it is recommended that the self-love of the human being should be brought up in a leaflet as ”Detta vill vi! Kyrkorna och migrationsfrågorna”. Another result is that within the message of the church there is an inherent conflict between Jesus’ message of love and the political laws, and this conflict would need to be illustrated in the text. 

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  • 173.
    Egberg, Nils
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and 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.

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  • 174.
    Ekenberg, Love
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
    En värdebaserad modell vid krishantering: etiska, teologiska och beslutsanalytiska perspektiv2022Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The starting point of the work is that an analysis of the value bases of critical social issues is difficult to carry out in any qualified sense from an unstructured basis and that attempts to do so easily result in relatively superficial discussions of particular issues. Instead, we suggest how this might be viewed from a more holistic ethical and systems theological perspective. 

    In doing so, we review a new framework that aims to distil relevant issues regarding necessary trade-offs and how this can be done. Broadly speaking, this consists of a kind of Socratic dialogue that systematically examines the value base of the decisions that need to be made, as well as whether the effects of the decisions become unacceptable and thus need to be modified vis-a-vis the normative system embraced by the decision-maker. We discuss the role of theologians in this and emphasize that they should take a larger place in discussions on how to deal with complex societal crises, and the main point of this work is therefore to demonstrate the importance of a systematic and transparent method for filtering out critical components from ethical and theological standpoints, and to clarify the effects of the trade-offs between fundamental values that are made in real decision-making situations. 

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  • 175.
    Ekenberg, Love
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
    Fem ontologiska gudsbevis2022Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Uppsatsen behandlar i vilken utsträckning som de fem olika

    varianterna av det ontologiska gudsbeviset presenterade av Anselm, Descartes, Malcolm,

    Plantinga respektive Gödel är rimliga.

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  • 176.
    Ekesand, Olivia
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Human Rights and Democracy, Department of Human Rights and Democracy.
    The experienced limitations on the right to religious freedom for Jews in Sweden: A critical study on the fulfilment on the right to religious freedom in a secular state2022Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis aims to answer, if and what, limitations Jews experience in a secular state such as Sweden. To answer this question this paper was made through a qualitative method and through the theory about “the other” by Kevin Kumashiro. By applying article eighteen from the universal declaration on Human Rights and the theory of “the other” on actual experiences and limitations this thesis will critically unfold any discriminations and inequality. Main material has been the eight different interviews conducted in autumn of 2022. The following study therefore aim to contribute to increased research on Sweden's commitments and compliance with international conventions and agreements, knowledge, and tools for further work against hate crimes, increased discrimination and xenophobia in Sweden. The study highlights that the basic security affects the propensity for how free one feels to be open about one's identity which results in direct and indirect limitations upon Jewish identity and Jewish life in Sweden.  

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  • 177.
    Ekholm Tysk, Stina
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and 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?

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  • 178.
    Elenäs, Arvid
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
    Jesus: en riktig man2020Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The objective of this study is to investigate how the authors of the Gospel of Luke and the Gospel of Mark use understandings of masculinities when portraying the character of Jesus. The study presents a survey of Greco-Roman hegemonic masculinity, with a focus on the free male’s relation to children, celibacy, bodies, good character and the household. The analysis of the gospel narratives focuses on two themes. The first one is how Jesus’ relation to his household was portrayed in masculine terms. The second theme is how Jesus uses children as an example for adult men. The study shows that it is reasonable to suggest that Jesus is described in the narratives as someone who had a complex relationship to the standards of Greco-Roman hegemonic masculinity. Jesus is sometimes portrayed as an odd man with low masculine status and sometimes portrayed as a man with honor and high masculinity. The question about Jesus’ masculinity depends on the characters’ ability to perceive Jesus’ theological standpoints in the textual world. If they understand Jesus’ theological standpoints they think of Jesus as a man with high masculine status. But if they don’t understand Jesus’ theological standpoints they think of Jesus as a man with low masculine status.

  • 179.
    Elenäs, Arvid
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Jesus: en skattemotståndare2020Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The objective of this study is to investigate if the historical Jesus was a tax resister and what the motives may have been for that. The study presents a survey of the ancient Galilean economy, with a focus on the taxes paid by the general population, and looks at ancient tax resistance movements in the Galilean community and nearby. Three gospel texts containing accusations of Jesus for tax resistance are analyzed in detail. The study shows that it is reasonable to suggest that the historical Jesus resisted the payment of taxes to the Roman (and possibly Herodian) authorities, based on that Jesus sympathized with the same agendas as the fourth philosophy did, and that Jesus had a compassion for the peasants who lived under an exploiting taxation.

  • 180.
    Ericson, Matilda
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
    "Vad sätter de sitt hopp till?": En kvalitativ studie om pandemins påverkan på självskattad hälsa hos unga kvinnor2023Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    To get closer to an answer to the questions of how the pandemic affected one's mental health after the pandemic, but also how it affected one's church involvement and one's own faith in God, interviews were conducted with five young women, aged 19–25 years. I used a mixed method, namely three short questionnaires where the informants had to assess their mental, existential, physical, and social health, as well as describe their church involvement, before, during and after the pandemic. These questionnaires were then the basis for the interviews, where they had to nuance their answers even more. In this way, the study's material and empirical data were collected. This was then analyzed based on selected theories dealing with coping, religious coping, meaning-based coping, and spirituality processes. The results of the study show that the pandemic affected the informants in different ways and to different extents. What one brought into the pandemic when it comes to one's mental, existential, physical, and social health tends to influence how one coped with it and what consequences the pandemic created for one's well-being. On the other hand, most of the informants expressed that they take with them new perspectives and lessons learned from the pandemic that they did not have in the same way before. Much of what they mention is that you learned how the body works and that your well-being is better from physical activity, or that now, after the pandemic, you can choose in a different way what you want to be involved in when it comes to the social aspect, but also concrete social interactions and relationships. They prioritize their well-being and well-being in a different way.

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    "Vad sätter de sitt hopp till?" En kvalitativ studie om pandemins påverkan på självskattad hälsa hos unga kvinnor
  • 181. Erikson, Gösta
    et al.
    Viberg, Åke
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Gamla testamentets profeter: en bibliografi1984Book (Other academic)
  • 182.
    Eriksson, Anne-Louise
    et al.
    Svenska kyrkan.
    Gunner, GöranStockholm School of Theology, Department of Human Rights.Blåder, NiclasSvenska kyrkan.
    Exploring a heritage: evangelical Lutheran churches in the north2012Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 183.
    Eriksson, Freja
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
    I en död som hans: En komparativ studie över hur martyrers tolkningar av martyrskap och dess lidande förändrats2023Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The objectives of this study is to investigate how the church has changed over time, with focus on how modernity has influenced the church’s construction of its identity through martyrs’ texts, and to contribute to theory development through analysis. The study takes its theoretical starting point in Rowan Williams perspective on history as stories we tell to understand who we are. My main question is: how are changes in the church’s identity reflected in texts of martyrs from two historical periods?

    This question is answered through comparative analysis of texts written by martyrs from both the early church and the twentieth century, focusing on how the martyrs interpret and describe their coming martyrdom and suffering. Ignatius of Antiochs letters together with the prison narrative from The Martyrdom of Perpetua and Felicitas is compared to texts by Dietrich Bonhoeffer and by four trappist monks from Algeria: the brothers Luc, Paul, Christophe and Christian. 

    Six motifs are identified as common in the martyrs’ texts regarding their interpretation of martyrdom and its suffering: 

    1.    Suffering as freedom and liberation,

    2.    the transformative suffering,

    3.    suffering and martyrdom as argumentation,

    4.    suffering as communion with God,

    5.    the martyr’s suffering as the special path,

    6.    and martyrdom as combat.

    Changes within these motifs are identified between the historical periods. Central differences between the texts involve a recurring shift from a transcendental to immanent interpretive framework, a movement from power to powerlessness and an increased focus on humanity and mankind in the modern era. The image of God has changed: from identification with the risen powerful Christ, the martyr rather identifies with the incarnated, suffering, serving, powerless and dying human Jesus in the modern era. The self-image of the martyrs has changed: the modern martyrs see themselves not becoming anything other than human, and instead becoming more human through her suffering and martyrdom. The political potential and hope have also changed: powerlessness is premiered, the martyr’s own guilt as human beings replaces the demonization of the other, and the change the martyrs hope for is in the immanent realm of humanity for the common well of all mankind in modern times.

    These changes can only to some extent, but not fully, be explained and understood by Charles Taylors theory on modernity and suffering presented in his A Secular Age (2007) and Byung-Chul Hans theory on modernity and suffering as discussed in his Palliativsamhället (2021). The immanent frame, the process of disenchantment and the anthropocentric shift helps to understand some of the differences between the eras. 

    But both Taylor’s and Han’s basic thesis is that suffering is impossible to handle and by default meaningless and negative in the modern west, and that suffering in modernity has lost all its political and societal dimensions that previously could result in the fight for political change, and that there is no possibility to maintain a Christian belief in God whilst suffering. This is by this study proven to be incorrect. The modern martyrs, and the church in the modern era reflected through the texts of the martyrs, is influenced by but not synonymous with the modernity pictured by Taylor and Han. They are not non-modern, but neither do they repeat the same interpretations and theology as their precursors in the early church. Instead, we see in them the expression of a renewed Christian identity.

    The modern martyrs in this study have, through theological creativity, recontextualized and reinterpreted their faith informed by the experience of modernity as pictured by Taylor and Han. The church has changed over time and it shows through the martyrs accounts and interpretations of their suffering and martyrdom. The renewed identity, both anthropocentric and theocentric, formed through creative theological recontextualization, has made it possible to maintain a Christian belief in God, a hope for a better world and a sense of meaning midst suffering, in the modern era. Taylor’s and Han’s theories about the secularization of the church’s identity and the modern west have not happened in practice.

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  • 184.
    Eriksson, Freja
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
    Makt, Moderskap, Maskulinitet: En narrativ läsarorienterad analys av Perpetuas och Felicitas martyrium2021Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The objective of this study is to investigate what the narrative of The Martyrdom of Saints Perpetua and Felicitas (Passio Sanctarum Perpetuae et Felicitatis), read in english translation by Herbert Musurillo, seeks to persuade its reader about, and how. The study takes a theoretical starting point in professor Ross S. Kraemer’s critical perspective on ancient narratives about women as sources not necessarily communicating historical truths and actualities of real women in the ancient world, but are more likely to be narratives consciously constructed by male authors using female characters as rhetorical tools to discuss or explore differing subjects such as gender and identity. Through the method of narrative criticism and reader-response criticism this study answers the following research questions: how are women being described in the narrative of The Martyrdom of Saints Perpetua and Felicitas, and what function(s) do these descriptions of women have in the narrative of The Martyrdom of Saints Perpetua and Felicitas? 

    The study shows that women are described as either weak feminine mothers or, according to Greco-Roman antique conceptions of gender and sexuality, a masculine male, transformed from a former state of femininity and motherhood. The descriptions are closely tied to the bodies of the women and there is a clear hierarchy where the masculine martyr is ascribed a higher status with a point of view closely related to that of God’s. The descriptions of women have both ideological and theological functions as a way to discuss questions regarding power, motherhood and masculinity. The hierarchy between the characters functions as a rhetorical tool to exemplify what can stand in the way for christians to seek martyrdom, which in the perspective of the narrative is the way someone, through her body and masculine behaviour in the face of torture and sexual humiliation, can communicate the truth about God’s power to the assembled crowds of onlookers. Contrary to previous studies, this study shows that the text communicates ascetic tendencies towards its readers concerning motherhood and are not to be interpreted as a celebration of women or femininity.

    The descriptions of women functions as a way to demonise the empire - but not the empire's perspective on gender. This is also a contrast to previous feminist studies of the text. The masculine male transformed from a former phase of femininity and motherhood is the exception that proves the rule about the perception of female weakness and lower status in power. The text appropriates the gender power order and the Greco-Roman ancient construction of gender and sexuality to ascribe the martyrs and God the true power. The rhetoric of female weakness being transformed in to masculine strength, self-restraint and body control through the works of God, functions to convince readers about the narratives ideological perspective and message about the martyrs being the true rulers. The motive is that the antagonist, the empire, the main masculine power in the world, is defeated and proven to be false through submissive feminisation.

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  • 185.
    Eriksson, Hans
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
    Bestående församlingstillväxt: Uppföljande studie för att undersöka om församlingar som vuxit fortsätter växa2022Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna mixed method studie undersöker tre församlingar som tidigare vuxit och i vilka man identifierat vissa kännetecken som antas bidra till just församlingstillväxt.

    Undersökningens kvantitativa del syftar till att undersöka om församlingarna har fortsatt växa. Den kvalitativa delen syftar till att undersöka om kännetecknen finns eller finns kvar i församlingarna.

    Empirin insamlas genom intervjuer med församlingsföreståndare/pastorer och enkätfrågor till desamma, samt insamling av medlemsstatistik för åren 2017–2021. 

    Kodning och tematisering görs utifrån Klas Eriksson och Cahtrine Nygrens nio identifierade kännetecken hos växande församlingar och analyser sker med hjälp av Christian A. Schwarz teorier om 65-hypotesen och principmetoden.

    Resultatet visar att ingen av församlingarna längre kan betraktas som växande och att församlingarna i varierande grad kännetecknas av de nio kännetecken för växande församlingar  som  Eriksson och Nygren identifierat i sin forskning, och de kvalitativa särdrag hos växande församlingar som Schwarz och Schalk identifierat i sin forskning. 

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  • 186. Eriksson, LarsOlov
    et al.
    Viberg, ÅkeStockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Gud och det utvalda folket: inledning till Gamla Testamentet2009Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 187.
    Eriksson, Manne
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
    Analys av bibelkommentarer till 1 Kung 19:11-132021Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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  • 188.
    Erixon, Jeanette
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
    Gud har skapat alla människor till sin avbild: En studie om andlig längtan hos ungdomar med neuropsykiatriska funktionsnedsättningar2022Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this thesis is to investigate whether young people with neuropsychiatric disabilities feel that they have a spiritual longing. The research questions are also about what young people experience that which their spiritual longing is expressed and what conditions and obstacles exist to meet their longing and needs. With the help of role theory, language theory, and the theory of the illusionist world, new knowledge about young people's spiritual longing is gained.

     

    The essay uses a qualitative method and collects empirical data by having two (2) group interviews, the first was with key people who are active in the business. And the second interview was with some young people who are active in the same business. With the help of the key people, broader knowledge has been achieved. By interviewing young people, their spiritual longing has been identified.

     

    The essay shows that young people have a spiritual longing and that it must be allowed to take place and be taken seriously. The young people and the key people show signs that a language and an expression of spiritual longing is something that needs to be explored and developed. The essay concludes that young people have a spiritual longing and there are good conditions for further development, but more knowledge is needed when dealing with young people and their spiritual longing. The Church of Sweden has come a long way on its journey to a community, but there are still unexplored paths to follow.

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  • 189.
    Eurell, John-Christian
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
    Becoming Christian: On the Identification of Christ-Believers as Χριστιανοί2020In: Journal of Early Christian History, E-ISSN 2471-4054, no 3, p. 64-82Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The origin of the designation χριστιανός is ambiguous. In this article, the use of this term is studied with special emphasis on how it reflects the selfunderstanding of the early Christians in the respective texts. In the late first and early second centuries, the term appears to have been something of a title of honour and an ideal which Christ-believers wished to attain. Toward the end of the second century, χριστιανός was somewhat diluted into referring to Christians as a group in general.

  • 190.
    Eurell, John-Christian
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
    Doktorandpresentation2018Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 191.
    Eurell, John-Christian
    Livets Ords teologiska seminarium.
    Faith: An Activity of Christ or of the Believer? A Contribution to the ΠΙΣΤΙΣ ΧΡΙΣΤΟΥ Debate2012In: Svensk Exegetisk Årsbok, ISSN 1100-2298, Vol. 77, p. 139-168Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 192.
    Eurell, John-Christian
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
    Mariological Developments in the New Testament2020In: Horizons in Biblical Theology, ISSN 0195-9085, E-ISSN 1871-2207, Vol. 42, no 1, p. 47-57Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The Christian views on the significance of Mary have developed over a long time. This article studies what Mariological developments can be detected in the canonical New Testament and what they might tell us concerning the significance of Mary in early Christian theology.

  • 193.
    Eurell, John-Christian
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
    Peter's Legacy in Early Christianity: The Appropriation and Use of Peter's Authority in the First Three Centuries2021Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This study combines traditional historical-critical methods with the sociological theories of Max Weber and Pierre Bourdieu in order to discuss how Peter’s authority is portrayed and used to create legitimacy in Christian texts from the first three centuries. The New Testament texts that mention Peter are discussed together with other early Christian writings that in one way or another relate to Peter as an authoritative figure. Peter emerges as a central figure in the diverse early Christian movement and is used to a high degree to discuss theological legitimacy. The main divide is between those who argue that legitimate theology should have a conservative point of departure based on traditional material handed down from the earthly Jesus and an apostolic succession based on interpersonal relations and those who argue in favour of a more progressive point of departure which places more emphasis on contemporary charismatic experiences. Both these perspectives are used by groups of various theological persuasion in order to argue their own position. Peter is sometimes used to legitimise a theological position with reference to Peter’s relationship to the earthly Jesus and sometimes to discredit traditions concerning the earthly Jesus by pointing out that Peter did not understand his true message. Peter is used as both positive and negative example for both these ways of creating legitimacy.

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  • 194.
    Eurell, John-Christian
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
    Reconsidering the John of Revelation2021In: Novum Testamentum, ISSN 0048-1009, E-ISSN 1568-5365, Vol. 63, no 4, p. 505-518Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The historical context of the Revelation of John is a much-debated issue. This article discusses the most popular theories concerning the dating and authorship of Revelation and finds them wanting. Rather than being a composition of an otherwise unknown prophet named John in the late first century, it is argued that Revelation should be regarded as one of many pseudonymous apocalypses that are composed in the early second century.

  • 195.
    Eurell, John-Christian
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
    Review of "Peter: False Disciple and Apostate according to Saint Matthew" by Robert H. Gundry2018In: Svensk Exegetisk Årsbok, ISSN 1100-2298, Vol. 83, p. 231-233Article, book review (Refereed)
  • 196.
    Eurell, John-Christian
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
    The Choice of Peter as Author of 1 Peter2021In: Peter in the Early Church: Apostle - Missionary - Church Leader / [ed] Judith M. Lieu, Leuven: Peeters Publishers, 2021, p. 537-544Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 197.
    Eurell, John-Christian
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
    The Delay of the Parousia and the Changed Function of Eschatological Language2020In: Journal of Early Christian History, ISSN 2222-582X, Vol. 10, no 1, p. 61-80Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Although the New Testament texts show an awareness of the problems involved with the delay of the parousia, they still defend the legitimacy of the belief in its imminence. A similar pattern can also be found in other early Christian texts. The strategies for coping with and explaining the delay of the parousia change over time, and ultimately the understanding of “imminence” itself is developed. Although belief in the parousia appears to have been fundamental to early Christianity, the significance of this event is transformed from a hope of deliverance to a reason for moral exhortation.

  • 198.
    Eurell, John-Christian
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
    The Epistle of James as a reception of Paul: Rehabilitating an epistle of straw2020In: Scottish journal of theology, ISSN 0036-9306, E-ISSN 1475-3065, Vol. 73, no 3, p. 216-224Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The Epistle of James is one of the most overlooked texts in the New Testament. This is partially due to Luther’s judgement of the epistle as anti-Pauline. This article suggests that James should rather be seen as an early reception of Paul that brings new insight into the Pauline legacy of the late first century. James also helps us understand more about the theological issues of its day.

  • 199.
    Eurell, John-Christian
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
    The nature of Pauline glossolalia and its early reception2019In: Scottish journal of theology, ISSN 0036-9306, E-ISSN 1475-3065, Vol. 72, no 2, p. 182-190Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Glossolalia is a phenomenon that has perplexed biblical scholars for generations. This paper challenges the majority view that glossolalia in the New Testament refers to ecstatic utterances and argues that the only independent New Testament testimony of the phenomenon is found in 1 Corinthians.

  • 200.
    Fahlgren, Sune
    Umeå universitet, Institutionen för idé- och samhällsstudier.
    Från blandad kör till lovsångsteam: Historiska och teologiska perspektiv på frikyrkliga sånggrupper2013In: Årsbok för Svenskt gudstjänstliv, ISSN 0280-9133, Vol. 88, p. 23-76Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    From Mixed Choir to Worship Team. Historical and Theological Perspectives on Song Groups in the Swedish Free Churches

    The study gives an overview of different types of choirs in the Free Churches in Sweden, especially in the Baptist Union. The aim is to discuss the ecclesial character of choirship, a concept that is introduced here, and to present a deeper understanding of it as a fundamental expression of being church. The underlying hypothesis is that different kinds of choirship create different kinds of ecclesial communities. And vice versa: different kinds of ecclesial communities create different kinds of choirship.

    From the more than 160 year old history of Baptist choirs in Sweden the study identifies and discusses theologically five different choirships: mixed choirs singing SATB, string bands and choirs, revival campaign choirs, youth choirs/gospel choirs, struggle song choirs, and worship (or song) teams. Other types, such as men’s choirs and children’s choirs, are also mentioned. The study makes comparisons between the choirs in the Baptist Union and other Free Churches, especially the Mission Covenant Church and the Pentecostals. An important aspect of the study is also the cultural and socio-political context of the choirships. The choirs’ musical styles and genres both reflect and contrast with the traditions, trends and fashions of society.

    Different elements in the choirship are revealed and analysed: the organisation of the choir, the spirituality of the choirship and its ecclesial community, the different musical styles, the role of choirship in the liturgy, the conductor, the message in the song texts and the frequency of rehearsal and performance. The study shows that the practice of choirship includes an ongoing evaluation of two distinct aspects of this art: form and content. The history of the Baptist choirs addresses the challenge of keeping form and content together.

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