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Tro och helgelse. En analys av Johan Olof Wallins moraluppfattning.

Fyrlund, Björn LU (1999) In Tro och helgelse
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Johan Olof Wallin (1779-1839) har främst genom sina psalmer haft stor betydelse för hur kristen tro och etik har uppfattats i svenskt kultur- och kyrkoliv. Inom tidigare forskning har diskuterats om Wallin är dygdetiker, moralist, neolog eller romantiker. Hans åskådning har kritiserats för att den ger människans handlande en enligt lutherskt synsätt alltför stor betydelse.



I denna avhandling ges en delvis ny belysning av dessa frågor. Genom noggrann analys av Wallins magisterdisputation, bibelöversättning, katekesbearbetning, originalpsalmer och förkunnelse - kan författaren visa vilken moraluppfattning som finns i Wallins texter. En av teserna är att Wallin inte syftade till... (More)
Popular Abstract in Swedish

Johan Olof Wallin (1779-1839) har främst genom sina psalmer haft stor betydelse för hur kristen tro och etik har uppfattats i svenskt kultur- och kyrkoliv. Inom tidigare forskning har diskuterats om Wallin är dygdetiker, moralist, neolog eller romantiker. Hans åskådning har kritiserats för att den ger människans handlande en enligt lutherskt synsätt alltför stor betydelse.



I denna avhandling ges en delvis ny belysning av dessa frågor. Genom noggrann analys av Wallins magisterdisputation, bibelöversättning, katekesbearbetning, originalpsalmer och förkunnelse - kan författaren visa vilken moraluppfattning som finns i Wallins texter. En av teserna är att Wallin inte syftade till att sätta gärningarna mot tron utan snarast att slå fast att en tro utan gärningar är en död tro, en tro utan helgelse är ingen levande tro. Den etiska förnyelsen är ett centralt tema hos Wallin.



Undersökningen är idé- och teologihistoriskt inriktad, och behandlar inte frågan om hur en nutida normativ kristen etik/moraluppfattning bör utformas. Detta till trots kan undersökningens diskussion bidra till dagens etiska debatt. Det kan prövas om de perspektiv Wallin lyfter fram som väsentliga för ett moraliskt rätt och gott handlande är bärande även för en nutida kristen etik. (Less)
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This study focusses on the question of the moral status of actions, a question subdivided into two further questions: 'What is held to characterize morally right action?' and 'What is a morally good life?' Texts by Johan Olof Wallin (1779-1839)-pastor, Archbishop in the Church of Sweden, hymn writer and poet-are analyzed in detail. The scope of the study is theological/ethical and its method is descriptive and analytical. It deals primarily with the history of ideas from a theological perspective, and does not offer suggestions as to how a present-day ethic might be constructed. Three main questions are examined when analyzing the texts: (a) what presuppositions are assumed in the texts as the basis for a person's ethical action? (b) what... (More)
This study focusses on the question of the moral status of actions, a question subdivided into two further questions: 'What is held to characterize morally right action?' and 'What is a morally good life?' Texts by Johan Olof Wallin (1779-1839)-pastor, Archbishop in the Church of Sweden, hymn writer and poet-are analyzed in detail. The scope of the study is theological/ethical and its method is descriptive and analytical. It deals primarily with the history of ideas from a theological perspective, and does not offer suggestions as to how a present-day ethic might be constructed. Three main questions are examined when analyzing the texts: (a) what presuppositions are assumed in the texts as the basis for a person's ethical action? (b) what guidelines are given for ethical action? (c) how is morality realized-by what means can it be achieved?



The study analyzes sermons, hymns, some poems, Wallin's translation of the Johannine Gospel and Letters, his revision of Catechisms, and some notes made in the so-called "Konceptboken", the Book of Drafts. In addition, the text that Wallin defended when obtaining his MA in 1803-a text that discusses the relation of Natural Rights (Jure Naturæ) and ethics-is analyzed and a translation of the Latin original presented (probably for the first time in a major study of Wallin's writings). The study claims that Wallin's "Concept of Morality" is based on an ethics of disposition, where what is morally right action is seen as not deriving from the act itself but from the disposition of the person acting, and where norms of behaviour are derived both from Biblically grounded general rules and from what promotes the greater good of one's neighbour and the welfare of society. (Less)
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author
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  • Nilsson, Gert, senior lecturer, (docent i etik vid Svenska kyrkans forskningssekretariat.)
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alternative title
Faith and Sanctification. An Analysis of Johan Olof Wallin's Concept of Morality.
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Thesis
publication status
published
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keywords
theology, J.O.Wallin, ethics, history of ideas, moral statements, morally right/good, Concept of Morality, "through faith, by grace alone", justification, Neologism, utility, virtue, will, reason, higher and lower nature of man, bible interpretation, Teologi, catechisms, preaching, hymns, Natural Rights (Jure Naturæ)
in
Tro och helgelse
pages
259 pages
publisher
Björn Fyrlund, Prästgården, SE-310 58 Vessigebro, Sweden,
defense location
Lund University, the main building in Lundagård, room 216
defense date
1999-05-21 10:15
external identifiers
  • other:ISRN: LUREDN/REET-1999/1005-SE+259
ISSN
1102-769X
ISBN
91-7966-568-3
language
Swedish
LU publication?
yes
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2007-05-24 14:46:36
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2016-09-19 08:44:54
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