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MF CASR Lunch with Kristin Graff-Kallevåg and Tone Stangeland Kaufman

Sin and Shame in the Age of Authenticity


02.03.2021 - 11:30 til 12:00

Sin has traditionally been a significant concept in Christian theology and practice. However, is sin language still relevant and meaningful to young people in the Church of Norway, or has it been subsumed by the concept of shame? Tone Stangeland Kaufman and Kristin Graff-Kallevåg will present the results of a qualitative study on how young people, participating in Christian youth ministries and embedded in what Charles Taylor has termed the age of authenticity, reflect upon existential dilemmas in relation to the concepts of sin and shame.

Kristin Graff-Kallevåg is Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Religious Education at MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society

Tone Stangeland Kaufman is Professor of Practical Theology at MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society