Search for dissertations about: "religious belief"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 24 swedish dissertations containing the words religious belief.

  1. 1. The Possibility of Discussion : Relativism, Truth, and Criticism of Religious Beliefs

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Etik och Religionsfilosofi

    Author : Hugo Strandberg; Uppsala universitet.; [2005]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Philosophy of religion; discussion; relativism; truth; criticism of religious beliefs; fideism; objectivity; universality; Wittgenstein; Davidson; Heidegger; Swinburne; Religionsfilosofi; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Religion Theology Philosophy of religion; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Religionsvetenskap Teologi Religionsfilosofi; Philosophy of Religion; religionsfilosofi;

    Abstract : The dissertation seeks to address the issue of how fruitful discussion of religious beliefs is possible, i.e. how it is criticism of religious beliefs is possible. In the philosophy of religion, discussions of religious beliefs are often understood as starting from putative universal norms and rules for argumentation. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Interplay of Social Science and Personal Belief in Gordon W. Allport's Psychology of Religion

    University dissertation from Lund University Press

    Author : Jan Hermanson; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [1997]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Religious Orientations; Content Analysis; G.W. Allport; Personal Equation; Personality Theory; Theology; Teologi;

    Abstract : In this study an analysis of G.W. Allport's psychology of religion was carried out from the perspective of personal equation with the aim of establishing an interchange between a scholarly and personal sphere in Allport's views of psychology of religion. READ MORE

  3. 3. I’m a Believer – But I’ll Be Damned if I’m Religious : Belief and Religion in the Greater Copenhagen Area : A Focus Group Study

    University dissertation from Centrum för teologi och religionsvetenskap, Lunds universitet

    Author : Ina Rosen; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [2009]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; focus groups; theory; privatization; society.; Copenhagen; Denmark; methodology; sociology; anthropology; belief; religion;

    Abstract : This book is a contribution to the discussion about religion in contemporary Western society, characterized by the privatization of religion. The concept religion is not easily operational and does not carry meaning or implications that remain valid or consistent over time. It must be re-substantiated in order to remain descriptive and operational. READ MORE

  4. 4. What Counts as Religion in Sociology? The Problem of Religiosity in Sociological Methodology

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Sociologiska institutionen

    Author : Erika Willander; Uppsala universitet.; [2014]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; sociology of religion; theory and method; religious affiliation; religious beliefs; religious practice; religious mainstream; sacred; religiosity; spirituality; secularization; Sweden; Sociologi; Sociology;

    Abstract : This thesis aims to contribute to the ongoing critical discussion within the sociology of religion by focusing on the seldom considered perspective of methodology. As such, it consists of a theoretical part that problematizes the ways in which religion has been analyzed, and an empirical part that develops how religiosity can be approached in sociological studies. READ MORE

  5. 5. Death and the Self A Metaphysical Investigation of the Rationality of Afterlife Beliefs in the Contemporary Intellectual Climate

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Johan Eddebo; Uppsala universitet.; [2017]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; death; subjectivity; selfhood; afterlife; irreducibility; critique of naturalism; immaterialist ontologies; dualism; idealism; philosophy of religion; quantum theory; interpretations of quantum mechanics; modernity; Philosophy of Religion; Religionsfilosofi;

    Abstract : This dissertation's purpose is to test the hypothesis that beliefs in the possibility of post-mortem survival can be rationally held within the context of the contemporary scientific and philosophical environment. In terms of criteria of rationality, a basic evidentialism is assumed, such that propositions which are sufficiently supported by the available evidence can be rationally held. READ MORE