Historische Uberlegungen zur Bedeutung von Freundschaft, insbesondere im frühen Altkatholizismus des 19. Jahrhunderts

Berlis, Angela (2016). Historische Uberlegungen zur Bedeutung von Freundschaft, insbesondere im frühen Altkatholizismus des 19. Jahrhunderts. In: Adamiak, Elżbieta; Chrząstowska, Małgorzata; Grzywacz, Małgorzata; Melonowska, Justyna; Sobkowiak, Sonia (eds.) Friendship with the other. Religions - relations - attitudes : Freundschaft mit der/dem Anderen. Religionen - Beziehungen - Einstellungen. Gnieźnieńskie studia europejskie. Seria monografie: Vol. 21 (pp. 73-93). Poznań – Gniezno: Wydawnictwo Poznańskiego Towarzystwa Przyjaciół Nauk

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The history of 19th century Old Catholicism can be described as a history of networking whereby friendship played a key role. After giving a short survey of the historical development of the understanding of friendship since antiquity, the author offers two case studies; the first describes the understanding of friendship as a relation with humans and with God, as it was held by Sr. Augustine (Amalie von Lasaulx), a Sister of Charity of St Charles Borromeo in Bonn. The second case study deals with the correspondence of two protagonists within early Old Catholicism, Bishop Joseph Hubert Reinkens (Germany) and Bishop Eduard Herzog (Switzerland). The article considers the question how friendship is expressed in writings, rituals and exchange of gifts and how notions of equality, reciprocal support and gender play a role. Recent research has detected women as friends and shows how friendship in history has included male and female bonding.

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Book Section (Book Chapter)


01 Faculty of Theology > Department of Old Catholic Theology [discontinued]

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Berlis, Angela


200 Religion > 230 Christianity & Christian theology
200 Religion > 270 History of Christianity
200 Religion > 280 Christian denominations






Gnieźnieńskie studia europejskie. Seria monografie


Wydawnictwo Poznańskiego Towarzystwa Przyjaciół Nauk




Angela Karoline Hermine Berlis

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20 Apr 2017 14:52

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