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Luther, själavård och stresshantering: - en religionspsykologisk studie av Luthers själavårdsbrev i copingteoretiskt perspektiv
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, The Social Sciences of Religion, Psychology of Religions.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This qualitative study, in the field of psychology of religion, investigates if and how coping can be found in 30 letters of pastoral care that Luther wrote to people in need. And how Luthers way of adressing the letters recepitants distress or stressors could be interpreted by pastoral care givers today, from in-depth interviews. The theory used is Pargaments copingtheory in the field of psychology of religion. The interviews were performed with 4 pastoral care givers to gain knowledge about what they felt, thought and experienced of coping strategies, stressors and significans in Luthers letters. The result show that copingstrategies as well as stressors and significans can be found i Luthers letters and that the informants thought that the letters held some relevent methods and strategies for people in need and their pastoral care takers today.

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2013. , 78 p.
Keyword [en]
Luther religious coping pastoral care
Keyword [sv]
Luther coping själavård
National Category
Religious Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-202116OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-202116DiVA: diva2:630983
Subject / course
Psychology of religion
Available from: 2013-06-27 Created: 2013-06-19 Last updated: 2013-06-27Bibliographically approved

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