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Den vanmäktige allsmäktige: Framställningen av Gud i två senmoderna svenska romaner
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, History of Religions.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Both contemporary research in History of Religions and current public debate tell us that Christianity as a religious form is challenged in today’s society. Nevertheless, Christianity is often present in secular artistic expression such as fictional literature. The purpose of this paper is to examine how God is portrayed in two late-modern Swedish novels, Djävulen och Gud by Mare Kandre (1993) and Boken by Niklas Rådström (2013).

The examination is based on a hermeneutic method using close reading in order to answer the questions asked. The result of the examination shows that God in the late-modern novels is portrayed as a figure with shifting emotions, and in both novels God goes through changes which are in some ways similar. The creator’s understanding for the human beings increases the more he learns about the humans and their free will and the closer to humanity he gets.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 39 p.
Keyword [sv]
skönlitteratur, Gud, förändring, hermeneutisk metod, närläsning
National Category
History of Religions
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-229519OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-229519DiVA: diva2:736949
Available from: 2014-09-03 Created: 2014-08-11 Last updated: 2014-09-03Bibliographically approved

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