Theo-Web. Academic Journal of Religious Education 19 (2020), V.2, 132-151.

Died for us? "Graphic narratives" to open up soteriological-christological discourses in religious education

To understand Christ‘s death on the cross as a soteriological event, requires holistic knowledge about ideas of sin, salvation and the (disturbed) relation between God and mankind. A bimodal, narrative approach of graphic narratives, which does not only originate from young people’s popularcultural environment, but also addresses two re-ceptive modes by the interplay of word and image, cognitively combines the soteriologic-christological actuality with that of the youths’, and may for the same gain in meaning. The assumption is pursued in the context of a teaching unit about Christ’s death on the cross, which incorporates the systematic usage and design of graphic narratives.

Graphic narratives, comics, Christology, Paul, master-slave-metaphor

Theo-Web. Academic Journal of Religious Education 19 (2020)