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"Doctor, use the Force": En fenomenografisk studie av individers berättelser angående sitt religiösa intresse gentemot Temple of the Jedi Order och Whovianism   
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
"Doctor, use the Force" : A phenomenographic study of individuals’ stories about their religious interests in Temple of the Jedi order and Whovianism  (English)
Abstract [en]

In this paper I have studied the two new religious phenomena, Temple of the Jedi Order and Whovianism, based on the cognitive concept of man dominated by schemas that characterize the outcome of adequate response to new situations. This principle is about how man faces new situations through old knowledge and experience of similar events. For this study, I analyzed selected stories in which individuals describe their religious interest and involvement in the Star Wars movies, and the related religious community Temple of the Jedi Order, as well as the television series Doctor Who, with the associated religious community Whovianism. This study was inspired by phenomenographic method by which researchers focus on the perceived and how it is conveyed in the respective story. The results of this study show that new religious phenomena, such as the Temple of the Jedi Order and Whovianism, can be explained using the theory of cognitive schemas.  The study shows that the individuals, whose stories have been examined, use ancient knowledge and experiences on the different aspects conveyed by Star Wars and Doctor Who and through this a new religious community is born.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 30 p.
Keyword [en]
kognitiva scheman, fenomenografi, religion, cognitive schema, phenomenographic, science-fiction, Star Wars, Doctor Who
Keyword [sv]
kognitiva scheman, fenomenografi, religion, cognitive schema, phenomenographic, science-fiction, Star Wars, Doctor Who
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Humanities
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-45293OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-45293DiVA: diva2:839367
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Religious Studies
Educational program
Teacher Education Programme for Upper Secondary School, 300/330 credits
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Available from: 2015-07-23 Created: 2015-07-02 Last updated: 2015-10-12Bibliographically approved

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