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International Journal of Practical Theology

Ed. by Couture, Pamela / Schröder, Bernd

Editorial Board: Dreyer, Jaco / Gräb, Wilhelm / Graham, Elaine / Grethlein, Christian / Hastings, Thomas John / Lefebvre, Solange / Mette, Norbert / Miller-McLemore, Bonnie / Mullino Moore, Mary Elizabeth / Nieman, James / Osmer, Richard / Schreiter, Robert / Schweitzer, Friedrich / Kwan Un, Joon / Ven, Johannes / Wolfteich, Claire

In cooperation with Simojoki, Henrik

2 Issues per year


CiteScore 2017: 0.52

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2017: 0.350
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2017: 3.042

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1612-9768
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Volume 10, Issue 2

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Astrid Lindgrens „Märit“ – eine exemplarische Kindertotenpredigt

Folkart Wittekind
Published Online: 2007-04-04 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/IJPT.2006.018

Abstract

In this essay, the author interprets the short story “Märit” of Astrid Lindgren against the background of pedagogical developments in the 20th century. Child psychology and literary descriptions of the value of childhood in Neo-romanticism are important sources of Astrid Lindgren's storytelling. “Märit” forms a distinctive view of the significance of death for life, which is guided by the self-confidence of the child. This view criticises the normal social way of dealing with the death of children. The fairy-tale of Märit may thus be read as an alternative pattern of funeral speech for a child.

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Published Online: 2007-04-04

Published in Print: 2007-03-20


Citation Information: International Journal of Practical Theology, Volume 10, Issue 2, Pages 252–274, ISSN (Online) 1612-9768, ISSN (Print) 1430-6921, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/IJPT.2006.018.

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