De anormalas plats i skapelsen : Religiösa teman i romanen Ensamhetens brunn
KeywordsRadclyffe Hall. Ensamhetens brunn. The Well of Loneliness. Hbtq-personers religionshistoria. Hbtq-litteratur. Lesbiskhet. Queer religion. Hbtq-historia. Lgbt.
History of Religions
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AbstractThe purpose of this essay is to examine religious themes in the novel The Well of Loneliness by author Radclyffe Hall. The novel has been analysed using a hermeneutic method, with focus on the religious world picture of the novel and the faith of the lgbt characters. Conclusions regarding the religious world picture is a world where God is closely linked to nature. All humans, including lgbt people, are a natural part of his creation. The hatred towards lgbt people can be traced to humans, not God. The novel centers around the religious beliefs of lgbt people outside the realm of institutional religion. Their religious beliefs are often closely linked to their lgbt experiences, and characterized by belief in a god who does not condemn them. Their close relationship to nature can be interpreted as a part of their relationship to God.