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Får Jesus stor eller liten plats i religionsböckerna?
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to examine whether the high school textbook on religious studies differences in how Christian ethics and in what way it is presented in comparison with the presentation of Buddhism, Hinduism and Judaism and it´s ethics. The analyzed material is textbooks from the late 1960s to the 2010s. Due to the survey´s nature the focus is first and foremost the chapters dealing with religious ethical issues and what amount of pages or space the different religions are given in the books. The results from the textbooks are compared with the curriculum that is or was effective during the time the books were published. This is done to determine whether there is a clear link between the books and the guidelines of the curriculum. The results showed that the presentation of Christianity and its ethics have been given much more space and has been presented in a more positive way in relation to the other major religions of the world historically. Today all of the major religions including Christianity is presented in a more neutral or positive way and given equal space in the textbooks.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-256434OAI: diva2:825348
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History of Religion and Social Sciences of Religion
Available from: 2015-06-24 Created: 2015-06-23 Last updated: 2015-06-24Bibliographically approved

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