Samme Fader han dock Bliver: En litteraturstudie angående gudsbilden i två barnbiblar
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
This is a comparative literature study between two children’s bibles and the Swedish Bible. The study compares three stories from the Bible with the children’s bible versions of them. The purpose of the study is to see whether God is portrayed differently in the children’s bibles, and if so, in what way. The study uses narrtology to analyze the chosen texts and a hermeneutical frame of interpretation to ascertain what the difference between the versions of the same story is and if and how this effects the meaning, message or image of God conveyed by the original text. The study finds that many liberties have been taken with the original stories, the most frequent of which being different form of censorship. This is achieved by excluding violent and/or cruel parts of the stories in the children’s bible versions, or adding elements such as descriptions of positive emotions to God’s actions or enhancing the bond between God and other agents of the story.
The study is largely based on the work of Sören Dalevi and his dissertation Gud som haver barnen kär – Barnsyn, gudsbild och Jesusbild i Barnens bibel och Bibeln I berättelser och bilder, but this study is conducted on a much lower level and smaller scale.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 35 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-65030OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-65030DiVA: diva2:603062
Raddock, Elisabeth, Lektor
Lindgren, Tomas, Lektor