Auch wenn die Welt manchmal wild aussieht
Against the background of a changing society in terms of religious socialisation, this volume discusses children’s strategies for coping with theodicy. The main focus of the qualitative empirical research is a triangulation analysis (image, interview and video analysis) of 7 to 11-year-olds. In the study, the children are asked to interpret a media document based on the Book of Job. The consequence and validity of the comprehensive study allow it to serve as a general practical guide to functional research with children. The concluding theses of the study operationalise the children’s theological interpretations of the Book of Job and compare them with non-theological interpretations. The author then elucidates them on the basis of the religious-sociological assumptions guiding the research.