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Kirstine Helboe Johansen

Unveiling the character gallery of Danish sermons

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Literary worlds centre on a gallery of characters situated in temporal and spatial contexts, in which other subjects and objects exist (Vosmar 1969, 89-101). More generally, within narrative theory it has been argued that humans fundamentally understand the world through narratives (Fludernik 1996; Herman 2004; Nielsen 2010: 173). As such, narratives can establish coherence between past and present (Polkinghorne 1988: 21). In this paper, we ask a number of questions related to the unfolding of a character gallery in contemporary Danish sermons: Which characters populate Danish sermons? How do pastors adapt these characters in their sermons? What does the encounter between characters tell us about preaching practices today?
Original languageEnglish
Publication year22 Sep 2021
Publication statusPublished - 22 Sep 2021

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