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Universität Bielefeld
Fakultät für Geschichtswissenschaft, Philosophie und Theologie
Abt. Theologie
Postfach 10 01 31
33501 Bielefeld

Patrizia Meise


Fields of Activity:
Biographical Research in Contemporary Religion

Research Project:

„May I introduce you to…GOD“ Change of the perception, imagination and illustration of God from childhood to youth.


How do individual perceptions and imaginations of God change from childhood to youth? This is one of the main questions which will be dealt with during the course of this project. A detailed analysis of filmed interviews accompanied by subjects drawing their imaginations and perceptions of God will be the basis for this research matter. It will be assumed that children and adolescents are people who are well able to develop theological thoughts and who have their own, differentiated perceptions of God. I will furthermore assume that they are able to express their thoughts and perceptions through verbal interaction and through their drawings.

This is what connects childhood to youth; hence it will be possible to pinpoint and analyze tangible changes in the perception and imagination of God by studying and analyzing the very same subjects again some years later.

Research Interests:
Religious Education
Psychology of Religion


2009 Master of education
2008 Bachelor of Arts
2005 Abitur

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