Alle drey Ding vollkomen sind! On the Meaning of Naming the Church after Holy Trinity According to Josua Wegelin, Preacher in Pressburg, Anno 1640

  • Wojciech Gruk University of Wrocław, Poland

Abstract

Based on two erudite occasional prints from 1640, commemorating the consecration of the new Lutheran church in Bratislava, the article concerns the meaning of a church name in the mid-17th century Lutheran religious culture. The issue is set and discussed in the broader context of Lutheran theology regarding places of cult: what is a Lutheran place of cult, what is its sacredness, what is the relationship between church architecture and the worship space it determines. From the perspective of cultural studies, the article provides an insight into the process of imposing the architecture with symbolic meaning.

Keywords

symbolic meaning of architecture, church name, church consecration, Lutheran sacred space
Published
12-04-2017
How to Cite
GRUK, Wojciech. Alle drey Ding vollkomen sind! On the Meaning of Naming the Church after Holy Trinity According to Josua Wegelin, Preacher in Pressburg, Anno 1640. Periodica Polytechnica Architecture, [S.l.], v. 48, n. 1, p. 23-27, apr. 2017. ISSN 1789-3437. Available at: <https://pp.bme.hu/ar/article/view/10125>. Date accessed: 26 sep. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.3311/PPar.10125.
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Articles