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Kristen Sionism: Myt som religiöst och politiskt verktyg
Dalarna University, School of Education and Humanities, Religious Studies.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
Abstract [sv]

In this essay I focus on Christian Zionism, its roots and growth, to judge wether or not it is possible to look at Christian Zionism as a modern form of myth. To do that I have used Bruce Lincoln's definition: ideology in narrative form. I also ask the question whether this kind of religious conviction can be labeled as an extreme or become a danger to society. The conclusion I reach is that Christian Zionism and its broader context, dispensationalism, very well fits the definitions of modern myth that Lincoln offers. There is certainly a hierarcic ideology within Christian Zionism, and its narrative/myth have been ”negotiated between narrators and audiences over time”. The essay also shows that there is a risk concerning this particular form of religious conviction, it could become an extreme. Especially so when this alternative form of viewing reality and the future, is represented not only among ordinary citizens in the US, but also within the US Government and among military leaders.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Borlänge, 2011. , 37 p.
Keyword [sv]
Kristen Sionism, Dispensationalism, Yttersta tiden, Myt
URN: urn:nbn:se:du-5591OAI: diva2:519086
Available from: 2011-06-20 Created: 2011-06-20 Last updated: 2012-04-24Bibliographically approved

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