Ett lyckligt slut : Kejsarn av Portugalliens bidrag till en feministisk diskussion om försoningsteologi
Sammanfattning: The traditional Christian doctrines of atonement have been widely critized for expressing a violent image of God, and for having serious misogynist consequenses. In this thesis I start by presenting some feminist critics of the objective, subjective and classical view, but my main objective is to discuss the question of feminism and soteriology through the lens of Selma Lagerlöf’s narrative Kejsarn av Portugallien (The Emperor of Portugallia). Selma Lagerlöf’s stories have been used before in theological contexts, mainly through Margareta Brandby-Cöster who detects lutheran undercurrents in Lagerlöfs writings, which I also present in this thesis. Kejsarn av Portugallien deals with the redemption between a father and a daughter, and has some parallels with the subjective and the classical view of atonement, but doesn’t fully align with any of the doctrines. I have found that there are some important themes and imagery in Kejsarn av Portugallien that can be used in a feminist discussion about soteriology. It opens up for a debate on sin, the issues with a male saviour, suffering, images of God and performativity.
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