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Svenska kyrkans bönewebb
Södertörn University, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose with my essay is to investigate Church of Sweden’s prayer web page during September 2011 and September 2014. The purpose is to find out if there are any differences or similarities during the year 2011 and the year 2014, in the month of September, by examining literature and prayer that people have sent to prayer site.

The Church of Sweden belongs to Lutheran belief.2 On the church of Sweden prayer site there is a digital web page where visitors can send a prayer or light a candle. It is possible to do it individually or in a group. At the prayer site you can read people`s prayers.

The Essay investigates what people pray for and what types of prayers that are published on the digital prayer site. My hypothesis is that there should be small differences between year 2011 and year 2014 since there are only three years between 2011 and 2014.

My questions are:

  • When comparing September 2011 and September 2014, are there any differences concerning the way the web page visitors choose to address God?
  • Are there any changes concerning the content of the prayers when comparing September 2011 and September 2014?

The conclusion is that the difference between year 2011 and year 2014 is that year 2014 was more politically oriented than the year 2011 because in the year 2014 there was a general election. Some prayers wished for a good government. Year 2011 there were more prayers submitted than the year 2014.

In the church of Sweden digital prayer site you can find the differences which occur and also which the similarities are. The method which is used is quantitative method since the essay method contains statistics. I also apply comparative method because I am going to compare the year 2011 with the year 2014. When I was preparing for the essay I used qualitative method as preparation.

No other person has specifically written an essay about the prayers on the Church of Sweden’s prayer site in September year 2011 and 2014.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 44 p.
Keyword [en]
Church of Sweden prayer timeline, write a prayer, Church of Sweden, prayer site
Keyword [sv]
Tidslinje, skriva en bön, Svenska kyrkan, bönewebben, vardagsböner på nätet
National Category
Religious Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-28365OAI: diva2:855520
Subject / course
The Study of Religions
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2015-09-22 Created: 2015-09-21 Last updated: 2016-03-31Bibliographically approved

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