Belief in just world in proverbs [Atasözlerinde adİl dünya inanci]
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Numerous studies have focused on the use of proverbs in different contexts within the field of folklore from past to present. Moreover, the increment in taking advantage of psychology is remarkable in current literature studies. However, the studies usually remain restricted to the perspectives which Jungian and Freudian theories provide. In fact, not only psychoanalysis, but also many other concepts of psychology are qualified to be used functionally in the field of literature. This current study which focuses on the standart modern Turkish proverbs and religious belief themes aims to look the relationship between the semantics of proverbs and religious beliefs from the perspective of "belief in a just world", the term which is an important concept of social psychology. Proverbs, as acknowledged, are the sentences that transfer the experiences across generations, have deep meanings but semantically core, and sometimes include humorous expressions. Originating from this point of view, in this study, there will be given some basic information about belief in a just world also the relationship between religious beliefs and belief in a just world will be discussed on the basis of 37 sample proverbs.
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