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”I will count the bodies of the heretics I have burned… and for each one I bring a smile on the lips of Atom”: En tematisk analys över religiösa rörelser och livsåskådningar i dator- och tv-spelet Fallout 4
Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Disciplinary Research.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Spoiler Alert! The purpose of this essay is to analyze how religion and life philosophies are expressed and which funtion they have in the video- and computer game Fallout 4. This purpose will be achieved by looking into the religious movements that exists in the game. The method used is a thematic description with comparative appropriation and the essay was based on the following issues:

  • Which God-image and cosmology characterizes the movements?
  • How are the movements organized?
  • Which ethical and political bases does the movements rest upon?
  • In which way(s) are the movements presented, in a negative or positive way?  

The basic conclusion is that the game contains several movements which are all different in some ways. Some are more similar than others while some are more different. The most common property is the belief of something itself, they are all expressing some kind of belief. The movements degree of organization varies. Some are far more structured than others. They do all have different purposes and goals which also make their ethical och political bases varying. The movements are mostly presented in some negative way but some are also presented in postive ways. The way the movements are presented in are therefor also varying.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 44
Keywords [en]
computer games, religion, popular culture, Bethesda, Fallout 4
Keywords [sv]
datorspel, religion, populärkultur, Bethesda, Fallout 4
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Religious Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-36401ISRN: JU-HLK-RKA-1-20170054OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-36401DiVA, id: diva2:1114941
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HLK, Religious Studies
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Available from: 2017-06-27 Created: 2017-06-26 Last updated: 2017-06-27Bibliographically approved

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