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Var i helvetet tog Satan vägen?: En studie om svenska pingstvänners syn på religiös ondska
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
Where the hell is Satan? : A study on how Swedish Pentecostals view religious evil. (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this qualitative research study has been to investigate seven young adult Pentecostals conceptions about religious evil, that is Satan, demons and hell. The purpose has also been to analyze how these conceptualizations are formed. The method that has been used in this study is individual semi-structured interviews. The result of the study show that conceptions of Satan, demons and hell are strong in most of the individuals’ life but one. Berger & Luckmanns theories of socialization has been applied to the results and the discussion shows that conceptions about religious evil are formed in the primary socialization or the secondary socialization if the person goes through the process of alternation. Bultmanns argument that modern man can’t accept the world view that is presented in The New Testament has also been discussed and the discussion reveals that modern day people can believe in the New Testament worldview.         

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Keyword [sv]
Pentecostal movement, Sweden, Socialization, demythologization, religious evil, Satan, demons, hell
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Religious Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-51601OAI: diva2:915433
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Religious Studies
Educational program
Lärarprogrammet, inriktning mot verksamhet i grundskolans senare år och gymnasiet
Available from: 2016-03-30 Created: 2016-03-30 Last updated: 2016-03-30Bibliographically approved

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