Heilige und Bilder in der Zürcher und der Berner Reformation

Sallmann, Martin (2020). Heilige und Bilder in der Zürcher und der Berner Reformation. In: Delgado, Mariano; Leppin, Volker (eds.) Bilder, Heilige und Reliquien. Beiträge zur Christentumsgeschichte und zur Religionsgeschichte. Studien zur christlichen Religions- und Kulturgeschichte: Vol. 28 (pp. 181-198). Basel: Schwabe

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The veneration and the rejection of saints was a complex affair. Different levels were involved: a normative, theological level with equivalents in church and secular legislation; the area of lived piety with its social links; or also the level of media-related, journalistic staging. The article begins with a historical event in Bern that shows quite plainly the area of conflict between the veneration and the rejection of saints. Following this, several correlations are discussed which show the complexity of the phenomena such as Christ and the saints in the context of the mediation of salvation, the association of saints and pictorial works in the veneration of the saints, the mediation of the prestige and the costs of the pictorial works, or the persistence of saints and their images as well as their veneration. Besides the theological rejection of the veneration of saints, di�erent lines of the Argumentation of the Reformation in Zurich and the Reformation in Bern with respect to motives thus become visible.

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01 Faculty of Theology > Institute of Historical Theology

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Sallmann, Martin


200 Religion
200 Religion > 230 Christianity & Christian theology
200 Religion > 240 Christian practice & observance
200 Religion > 250 Christian pastoral practice & religious orders
200 Religion > 260 Christian organization, social work & worship
200 Religion > 270 History of Christianity
200 Religion > 280 Christian denominations
700 Arts > 730 Sculpture, ceramics & metalwork
700 Arts > 750 Painting




Studien zur christlichen Religions- und Kulturgeschichte






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18 Mar 2021 08:59

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05 Dec 2022 15:49





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