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Man måste förstå : Talar ungdomar och Svenska kyrkan samma språk?

Fors, Magdalena LU (2012) TEOK51 20121
Centre for Theology and Religious Studies
Abstract
Is the language and terminology used in the Church of Sweden understandable to young people? Many scientists have investigated the religiosity of youth and the liturgical language, but there is no completed study on the relationship between the language that young people use in discussions about existential issues and the language of the representatives of the Church of Sweden.
This study examines how youths born in 1993 understand the language used within the Church of Sweden, by using qualitative and quantitative methods, conducting survey with 76 students at a high school social program, and by performing interviews.
This survey has considered the world of today and the contemporary society of Sweden, using language theory, social... (More)
Is the language and terminology used in the Church of Sweden understandable to young people? Many scientists have investigated the religiosity of youth and the liturgical language, but there is no completed study on the relationship between the language that young people use in discussions about existential issues and the language of the representatives of the Church of Sweden.
This study examines how youths born in 1993 understand the language used within the Church of Sweden, by using qualitative and quantitative methods, conducting survey with 76 students at a high school social program, and by performing interviews.
This survey has considered the world of today and the contemporary society of Sweden, using language theory, social theory, and psychology of human development of faith.
The survey showed that there is a gap between the language used within the Church of Sweden and the language used by young people. Both use the same vocabulary, but the words may have different significance and meaning for them. We live in a postmodern and secular society where an hour spent on the Internet is more probable than a visit to a church.
A consistent use of language is necessary for a meaningful dialogue. As one of the young people I interviewed said: “One has to understand”. (Less)
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Fors, Magdalena LU
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TEOK51 20121
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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language:Church of Sweden, youth, postmodern, secular, existential issues, språk, Svenska kyrkan, ungdomar, sekulär, existentiella frågor
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Swedish
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2597167
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2012-06-05 14:07:00
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  abstract     = {Is the language and terminology used in the Church of Sweden understandable to young people? Many scientists have investigated the religiosity of youth and the liturgical language, but there is no completed study on the relationship between the language that young people use in discussions about existential issues and the language of the representatives of the Church of Sweden. 
This study examines how youths born in 1993 understand the language used within the Church of Sweden, by using qualitative and quantitative methods, conducting survey with 76 students at a high school social program, and by performing interviews.
This survey has considered the world of today and the contemporary society of Sweden, using language theory, social theory, and psychology of human development of faith. 
The survey showed that there is a gap between the language used within the Church of Sweden and the language used by young people. Both use the same vocabulary, but the words may have different significance and meaning for them. We live in a postmodern and secular society where an hour spent on the Internet is more probable than a visit to a church. 
A consistent use of language is necessary for a meaningful dialogue. As one of the young people I interviewed said: “One has to understand”.},
  author       = {Fors, Magdalena},
  keyword      = {language:Church of Sweden,youth,postmodern,secular,existential issues,språk,Svenska kyrkan,ungdomar,sekulär,existentiella frågor},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Man måste förstå : Talar ungdomar och Svenska kyrkan samma språk?},
  year         = {2012},
}