Search for dissertations about: "Religious Studies and Theology"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 142 swedish dissertations containing the words Religious Studies and Theology.

  1. 1. SACRED or NEURAL? : Neuroscientific Explanations of Religious Experience: A Philosophical Evaluation

    Author : Anne L. C. Runehov; Mikael Stenmark; J. Wentzel van Huyssteen; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Philosophy of religion; Neuroscience; Neurotheology; Persinger; d Aquili; Newberg; neuroimaging technology; epilepsy; meditation; explanatory models; reductionism; religious experience; science and theology; Religionsfilosofi; Philosophy of religion; Religionsfilosofi; Philosophy of Religion; religionsfilosofi;

    Abstract : Neuroscientists place different explanations at our disposal of what religious experiences are. Some neuroscientists explain religious experiences in terms of consequences of a damaged, malfunctioning or mentally deranged brain. Others explain them in terms of existential crises. READ MORE

  2. 2. Women and economic justice : Ethics in feminist liberation theology and feminist economics

    Author : Ann-Cathrin Jarl; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Religion; Basic human needs; critical theory; economic justice; equality; feminist economics; feminist ethics; feminist hermeneutics; feminist theology; feminist theory; gender; justice; liberation; liberation theology; oppression; poverty; right relations; women s rights; Religionsvetenskap Teologi; Religion Theology; Religionsvetenskap Teologi; etik; Ethics;

    Abstract : This work focus on women, justice and economics. The work of feminist economists and feminist ethicists is analyzed with regard to economic justice. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Dark Night : St John of the Cross and Eastern Orthodox Theology

    Author : Johannes Pulkkanen; Carl Reinhold Bråkenhielm; Anders Ekenberg; Andrew Louth; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Orthodox theology; Catholic theology; mystical theology; St John of the Cross; the dark night of the soul; Plotinus; neo-Platonism; spiritual exercises; St Symeon the New Theologian; compunction; spiritual father; Vladimir Lossky; filioque; Trinitarian theology; energeiai; St Maximus Confessor; deification; union with God.; Systematic theology; Systematisk teologi;

    Abstract : Russian émigré theologian Vladimir Lossky's (1903-1958) claims in his classic study of 1944, The Mystical Theology of Eastern Church, that the emphasis on the experience of spiritual separation from God in Western mystical theology ultimately goes back to how Latin churches began to add the word filioque (and-of-the-Son) to the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed in the sixth century. In his explanation Lossky discusses the theology of the Greek fathers suggesting that the idea of the Spirit’s generation from both the Father and the Son both builds upon and generates philosophical ideas that conflict with the possibility of receiving personal experiential knowledge of God. READ MORE

  4. 4. Romans Interpreted : A Comparative Analysis of the Commentaries of Barth, Nygren, Cranfield and Wilckens on Paul´s Epistle to the Romans

    Author : Cristina Grenholm; Karlstads universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; HUMANIORA; SOCIAL SCIENCES; HUMANITIES; Interpretation; Romans; Barth; Nygren; Cranfield; Wilckens; Religious Studies and Theology; Religionsvetenskap; Genusvetenskap; Gender Studies; Religion Theology; Religionsvetenskap Teologi;

    Abstract : This thesis deals with the problem of how to explain different interpretations of Paul's Epistle to the Romans in the four contemporary commentaries of Karl Barth, Anders Nygren, Charles Cranfield and Ulrich Wilckens. The purpose of this study is to put forward and analyse the different interpretations given by the commentators and to examine some ways in which these differences may be explained. READ MORE

  5. 5. Varieties of Supernatural Experience : the Case of High-Functioning Autism

    Author : Ingela Visuri; Pehr Granqvist; David Thurfjell; Olov Dahlin; Andreas Roepstorff; Högskolan i Gävle; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Autism; religious cognition; supernatural experience; invisible agency; parasocial relations; embodiment; bracketed ethnography; participatory autism research; atypical cognition; Religion Theology; Religionsvetenskap Teologi; Innovative Learning; Innovativt lärande; Historical Studies; Historiska studier;

    Abstract : It is argued in the cognitive science of religion (CSR) that the empathic ability to ‘mindread’ others underpins  the experience of supernatural communication with gods, ghosts, and spirits. As autism is characterized by mentalizing difficulties, CSR scholars have expected autistic individuals would find supernatural agency incomprehensible. READ MORE