Change search
Refine search result
2345678 201 - 250 of 1090
CiteExportLink to result list
Permanent link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard-theologisches-seminar-adelshofen
  • sodertorns-hogskola-harvard
  • oxford-university-press-humsoc
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Rows per page
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20
  • 50
  • 100
  • 250
Sort
  • Standard (Relevance)
  • Author A-Ö
  • Author Ö-A
  • Title A-Ö
  • Title Ö-A
  • Publication type A-Ö
  • Publication type Ö-A
  • Issued (Oldest first)
  • Issued (Newest first)
  • Created (Oldest first)
  • Created (Newest first)
  • Last updated (Oldest first)
  • Last updated (Newest first)
  • Disputation date (earliest first)
  • Disputation date (latest first)
  • Standard (Relevance)
  • Author A-Ö
  • Author Ö-A
  • Title A-Ö
  • Title Ö-A
  • Publication type A-Ö
  • Publication type Ö-A
  • Issued (Oldest first)
  • Issued (Newest first)
  • Created (Oldest first)
  • Created (Newest first)
  • Last updated (Oldest first)
  • Last updated (Newest first)
  • Disputation date (earliest first)
  • Disputation date (latest first)
Select
The maximal number of hits you can export is 250. When you want to export more records please use the Create feeds function.
  • 201.
    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.

    Download full text (pdf)
    fulltext
  • 202.
    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. 

    Download full text (pdf)
    fulltext
  • 203.
    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.

    Download full text (pdf)
    fulltext
  • 204.
    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.  

    Download full text (pdf)
    Ekesand_Olivia_230105_MRKAN
  • 205.
    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?

    Download full text (pdf)
    fulltext
  • 206.
    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.

  • 207.
    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.

  • 208.
    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.

    Download full text (pdf)
    "Vad sätter de sitt hopp till?" En kvalitativ studie om pandemins påverkan på självskattad hälsa hos unga kvinnor
  • 209. Erikson, Gösta
    et al.
    Viberg, Åke
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Gamla testamentets profeter: en bibliografi1984Book (Other academic)
  • 210.
    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)
  • 211.
    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.

    Download full text (pdf)
    Eriksson, Freja, I en död som hans 2022
  • 212.
    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.

    Download full text (pdf)
    fulltext
  • 213.
    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. 

    Download full text (pdf)
    fulltext
  • 214. Eriksson, LarsOlov
    et al.
    Viberg, ÅkeStockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Gud och det utvalda folket: inledning till Gamla Testamentet2009Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 215.
    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
    Download full text (pdf)
    fulltext
  • 216.
    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.

    Download full text (pdf)
    fulltext
  • 217.
    Erkenborn, Helena
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
    Från helgelse till ren handling: En kyrkohistorisk studie av renhetsbegreppets betydelse för kvinnors syn på helgelse och handling inom schartauanismen och metodismen2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 180 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    A Church-historical study of the importance of the concept of purity for women's view of sanctification and action within schartauanism and methodism.

    Download full text (pdf)
    fulltext
  • 218.
    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.

  • 219.
    Eurell, John-Christian
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
    Doktorandpresentation2018Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 220.
    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)
  • 221.
    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.

  • 222.
    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.

    Download (jpg)
    presentationsbild
  • 223.
    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.

  • 224.
    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)
  • 225.
    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)
  • 226.
    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.

  • 227.
    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.

  • 228.
    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.

  • 229.
    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.

  • 230.
    Fahlgren, Sune
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
    Gudstjänst i pentekostala kyrkor2018In: Kristen gudstjänst: En introduktion / [ed] Stina Fallberg Sundmark, Skellefteå: Artos & Norma bokförlag, 2018, 1, p. 169--198Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 231.
    Fahlgren, Sune
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
    Hela livets kyrka: Pastoral teologi för vigsel, begravning, dop och välsignelse2019Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 232.
    Fahlgren, Sune
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
    Krönikeboken: Viktiga händelser i THS-historien2019In: Uppdrag pastor: Teologi och praktik / [ed] Sune Fahlgren, Karlstad: Votum Förlag , 2019, 1, p. 219-263Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 233.
    Fahlgren, Sune
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
    Pastoral för vigsel: Att vara församling på kärlekens väg2019In: Hela livets kyrka: Pastoral teologi för vigsel, begravning, dop och välsignelse / [ed] Sune Fahlgren, Karlstad: Votum förlag , 2019, p. 26-77Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 234.
    Fahlgren, Sune
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
    Pastoraler för hela livets kyrka: Manual för en pastoral2019In: Hela livets kyrka: Pastoral teologi för vigsel, begravning, dop och välsignelse / [ed] Sune Fahlgren, Karlstad: Votum förlag , 2019, p. 11-23Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 235.
    Fahlgren, Sune
    Uppsala universitet, Kyrko- och missionsstudier.
    Predikantskap och församling: Sex fallstudier av en ecklesial baspraktik inom svensk frikyrklighet fram till 1960-talet2006Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this thesis is to discuss the ecclesial character of preacherchip, and to present a deeper understanding of it as a fundamental expression of being church. The underlying hypothesis is that different kinds of preachership are creating different kinds of ecclesial communities. And vice versa: Various kinds of ecclesial communities are creating different kinds of preachership .

    The discussion is related to six ecclesiological case studies of preachership within the Free Church traditions in Sweden. The preachers are F. O. Nilsson (1809–1881), the founder of the first Baptist congregation in Sweden; P. P. Waldenström (1838–1917), theologian and the leader of the Mission Covenant Church of Sweden; Nelly Hall (1848–1916), travelling preacher and missionary in the Holiness Movement in Sweden; Hj. Danielson (1881–1954), Baptist minister in Stockholm and one of the first preachers on the radio; L. Pethrus (1884–1974), minster in Filadelfiakyrkan in Stockholm and the leader of the Swedish Pentecostal Movement; C. G. Hjelm (1903–1965), travelling Pentecostal Baptist minister and a popular preacher on casette tapes.

    Different elements in the act of preaching – sermon, listener, preacher and situation – are revealed and analysed in the case studies. At the end of each case study the various elements are comprehended in an ecclesial practice, here named preachership (cf. leader – leadership, episkopos – episkopé). This concept of preachership transcends traditional understandings of ministries in the churches. Preachership as a result of the analysis is used to discover operative ecclesiologies in the communites, formed and integrated by preachership.

    The thesis shows that there has been an unprecedented multitude of ecclesiologies within the Free Church traditions in Sweden. The Church has a fundamental communicative charachter, and in one sense the Church arises from listening. The sign and instrument for this is an ecclesial practice – preachership.

  • 236.
    Fahlgren, Sune
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
    SCM Studyguide to Liturgy: Second Edition2019In: Årsbok för svenskt gudstjänstliv, ISSN 0280-9133, Vol. 94, p. 191-193Article, book review (Refereed)
  • 237.
    Fahlgren, Sune
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
    The Enacted and Experienced Faith.: Creating "Stuff" on Baptist Spirituality in Sweden2018In: What Really Matters: Scandinavian Perspectives on Ecclesiology and Ethnography / [ed] Jonas Ideström and Tone Stangeland Kaufman, Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2018, p. 200-226Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 238.
    Fahlgren, Sune
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
    Uppdrag pastor: Teologi och praktik2019Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 239.
    Fahlgren, Sune
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Vatten är tjockare än blod: en baptistisk kulturhistoria2015Book (Other academic)
  • 240.
    Fahlgren, Sune
    et al.
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Ideström, Jonas
    Svenska kyrkans forskningsenhet.
    Ecclesiology in the trenches: theory and method under construction2015Book (Other academic)
  • 241.
    Falk, Susanne
    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.

    Download full text (pdf)
    fulltext
  • 242.
    Figaro, Jenny
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and 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.

    Download full text (pdf)
    fulltext
  • 243.
    Floberg, Maja
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Syföreningens gåvopraktiker: - en exempelstudie av två syföreningar i Betlehemskyrkans Missionsförsamling Göteborg2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Download full text (pdf)
    fulltext
  • 244.
    Flyman, Hampus
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and 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.

    Download full text (pdf)
    fulltext
  • 245.
    Forsling, Josef
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
    Bland dokument, fragment och berättelser: Pentateuken som kanon och litterärt verk2018In: Ordet är dig mycket nära: tolkningar av Gamla testamentet idag / [ed] Olsson, Birger och James Starr, Skellefteå: Artos & Norma bokförlag, 2018, p. 84-94Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 246.
    Forsling, Josef
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology. Åbo Akademi University.
    Composite Artistry in the Book of Numbers: A Study in Biblical Narrative Conventions2013Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The present thesis discusses the coherence or lack of coherence in the book of Numbers, with special regard to its narrative features. The fragmented nature of Numbers is a well-known problem in research on the book, affecting how we approach and interpret it, but to date there has not been any thorough investigation of the narrative features of the work and how they might contribute to the coherence or the lack of coherence in the book. The discussion is pursued in light of narrative theory, and especially in connection to three parameters that are typically understood to be invoked in the interpretation of narratives: 1) a narrative paradigm, or ‘story,’ meaning events related to each other temporally, causally, and thematically, in a plot with a beginning, middle, and end; 2) discourse, being the expression plane of a narrative, or the devices that an author has at hand in constructing a narrative; 3) the situation or language-game of the narrative, prototypical examples being factual reports, which seeks to depict a state of affairs, and storytelling narratives, driven by a demand for tellability. In view of these parameters the present thesis argues that it is reasonable to form four groups to describe the narrative material of Numbers: genuine narratives (e.g. Num 12), independent narrative sequences (e.g. Num 5:1-4), instrumental scenes and situations (e.g. Num 27:1-5), and narrative fragments (e.g. Num 18:1). These groups are mixed throughout with non-narrative materials. Seen together, however, the narrative features of these groups can be understood to create an attenuated narrative sequence from beginning to end in Numbers, where one thing happens after another. This sequence, termed the ‘larger story’ of Numbers, concerns the wandering of Israel from Sinai to Moab. Furthermore, the larger story has a fragmented plot. The end-point is fixed on the promised land, Israel prepares for the wandering towards it (Num 1-10), rebels against wandering and the promise and is sent back into the wilderness (Num 13-14), returns again after forty years (Num 21ff.), and prepares for conquering the land (Num 22-36). Finally, themes of the promised land, generational succession, and obedience-disobedience, operate in this larger story. Purity is also a significant theme in the book, albeit not connected to plot in the larger story. All in all, sequence, plot, and theme in the larger story of Numbers can be understood to bring some coherence to the book. However, neither aspect entirely subsumes the whole book, and the four groups of narrative materials can also be understood to underscore the incoherence of the work in differentiating its variegated narrative contents. Numbers should therefore be described as an anthology of different materials that are loosely connected through its narrative features in the larger story, with the aim of informing Israelite identity by depicting a certain period in the early history of the people.

  • 247.
    Forsling, Josef
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
    Generations, Credo, and Punishment in the book of Numbers: A Key to to Its Theology and  Composition in Persian Times2022Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The significance of generational change for understanding the book of Numbers is often taken for granted. It was Dennis Olson’s study of 1985 that put the spotlight on this theme. Of the several conclusions drawn by Olson, two are highlighted here: that Numbers portray two contrasting generations and promote the new over the old, and that this portrayal is consistent with the redactional structure or final form of Numbers. These two conclusions are taken as starting points in sketching the compositional provenance theologically of the book in Persian times in light of recent research. 

    Four contexts are inquired into: the origin of the so called Israelite credo in the Spy story (14:18) in light of form criticism and inscriptional evidence; the parallel text of the Golden calf-episode in Exod 32–34, which also features the credo and relates to covenantal theology; and the idea of generational punishment being refuted in Ezekiel 18 and replaced in the books of Chronicles. 

    Together these contexts show that Numbers has a timely message concerning the forgiveness and opportunities of the new generation standing on the edge of the promised land in the book, which may be read as a stand-in for the Yahweh-believing communities in Persian times.

  • 248.
    Forsling, Josef
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
    Människans synd och Guds svar: Om att läsa Urhistorien som problemformulering2021In: Öppna vyer – lång sikt: Festskrift till Owe Kennerberg / [ed] Thomas Kazen och Susanne Wigorts Yngvesson, Bromma: Enskilda Högskolan Stockholm , 2021, p. 101-112Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper explores the nature of the Primeval History and more specifically if there is a complication formulated here, that is later taken up or answered somehow in the rest of Genesis (or the Pentateuch). This is formulated as a question of if we can say that there is a plot in Genesis. Scholars such as Gerhard von Rad, David Clines, and Todd Patterson are reviewed. In dialogue with historical-critical research it is concluded that the relationship of the Primeval History to what follows is best understood in terms formulated by Georg Nicol as "rolling-plot," where a certain formulation of plot is not strictly followed to a denouement, but rather taken up and amended in a slightly different direction.

    Download full text (pdf)
    fulltext
  • 249.
    Forsling, Josef
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Recension av Danna Nolan Fewell, red., Oxford Handbook of Biblical Narrative (Oxford  University Press, 2016)2017In: Svensk Exegetisk Årsbok, ISSN 1100-2298, Vol. 82, p. 245-249Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 250.
    Forsling, Josef
    University College Stockholm, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
    Recension av Jaeyoung Jeon, From the Reed Sea to Kadesh: A Redactional and Socio- Historical Study of the Pentateuchal Wilderness Narrative (FAT 159. Tübingen: Mohr  Siebeck, 2022).2023In: Svensk Exegetisk Årsbok, ISSN 1100-2298, Vol. 88, no 1, p. 246-249Article, book review (Other academic)
2345678 201 - 250 of 1090
CiteExportLink to result list
Permanent link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard-theologisches-seminar-adelshofen
  • sodertorns-hogskola-harvard
  • oxford-university-press-humsoc
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf