image of Monday Meeting SFB 1475 – 02.05.2022

Monday Meeting SFB 1475 – 02.05.2022

CERES Palais, room "Ruhrpott" (4.13)

Lina Rodenhausen: Religious Online Forums and Metaphors about the Relationship with God

Hybrid event

Please contact the CRC coordination team if you would like to attend in-person.



In this presentation, I will introduce the general field of digital religion research and religious online forums as a specific form of digital religious communication. First, examples of two German-language Christian online forums and two English-language Christian subreddits will be presented in detail. Building on this, I will then elaborate a specific finding in these forums regarding metaphors in religious communication: Metaphors about the relationship between humans and god. I will look at specific findings of annotated examples of such metaphors and conclude my presentation with ideas and hypotheses for further research on this topic.

Affiliated Persons

Photograph of Maren Jordan M.A.

Maren Jordan M.A.


Universitätsstr. 90a
44789  Bochum
Office 3.08
+49 234 32-21982
Photograph of Lina Rodenhausen

Lina Rodenhausen


Universitätsstr. 90a
44789  Bochum
Office 2.07