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Bön och upplåtenhet: En religionsfenomenologisk undersökning
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Religious phenomena, such as prayer, have more or less always interested and engaged people, but most likely for different purposes. Since the early 20th century, starting notably with Edmund Husserl and especially Martin Heidegger, phenomenologists have taken an interest in understanding and expounding the meaning of religious phenomena. The attention of such a discourse have not ceased but is rather current, and also of importance seeing that religious themes, such as prayer, still occupy a great extent of human life and practice.

Phenomenology of religion is not a science of religion: the former approaches religion in terms of its meaningfulness, whereas the latter as an object of inquiry and in the same manner as an economist approaches economical indicators in order to understand and explain how the whole economy functions. In other words, phenomenology of religion expounds religion, as it were, from within, while science of religion does it from without or externally.

When approaching prayer phenomenologically, it shows itself to be a process or structure through which the one praying empty himself in order to be able to receive the valuable presence of the other. The value that is received from the other will also be reflected by the one praying and in that sense effect his surroundings and fellow humans.

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2014. , 56 p.
Keyword [sv]
Bön, upplåtenhet, sanning, fenomenologi, religion, religionsfenomenologi, Aristoteles, Heidegger, syriska, kyrkofäder.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-26183OAI: diva2:784547
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Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2015-01-30 Created: 2015-01-29 Last updated: 2015-01-30Bibliographically approved

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