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Über die Gräber gehen und Gott für die selben Seelen bitten: Stiftungen zum Totengedenken in der Kleinregion Bischofszell


Rippmann, Dorothee (2016). Über die Gräber gehen und Gott für die selben Seelen bitten: Stiftungen zum Totengedenken in der Kleinregion Bischofszell. In: Steiner, Hannes. Wer sanct Pelayen zue gehört ... : Beiträge zur Geschichte von Stift und Stadt Bischofszell und Umgebung in Mittelalter und Früher Neuzeit. Frauenfeld: Historischer Verein des Kantons Thurgau, 149-176.

Abstract

Written documents from Bischofszell makes it apparent that already well before the Reformation the laity had an impact on church life—both as individuals as well as collectively as members of confraternities. The article explores connections between city and village communities and the Church in light of donations for the salvation of souls. Church parishes, the town and the village communities (“Gemeinden”)—in and of themselves abstractions—constantly reinvented themselves publically in defined and limited ways that could be both bodily and spatially perceived—as in the case of visiting tombs or supporting and feeding the poor, acts framing the liturgy in the commemoration masses. The connection between community-building (“Kommunalismus”) and Christianization provides a possible means of explaining the continuing vitality of the donation of annual commemorations in the age of confessions. The parish as the structuring principle of both city and village was founded not least on the practice of intercessory prayer on the part of the living for the dead. A society’s obligations to the poor also rested on the principal of care and reciprocity.

Abstract

Written documents from Bischofszell makes it apparent that already well before the Reformation the laity had an impact on church life—both as individuals as well as collectively as members of confraternities. The article explores connections between city and village communities and the Church in light of donations for the salvation of souls. Church parishes, the town and the village communities (“Gemeinden”)—in and of themselves abstractions—constantly reinvented themselves publically in defined and limited ways that could be both bodily and spatially perceived—as in the case of visiting tombs or supporting and feeding the poor, acts framing the liturgy in the commemoration masses. The connection between community-building (“Kommunalismus”) and Christianization provides a possible means of explaining the continuing vitality of the donation of annual commemorations in the age of confessions. The parish as the structuring principle of both city and village was founded not least on the practice of intercessory prayer on the part of the living for the dead. A society’s obligations to the poor also rested on the principal of care and reciprocity.

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Other titles:Pass by the Graves and Pray to God for those Souls: Donations in Memory of the Dead in the Immediate Vicinity of Bischofszell
Item Type:Book Section, not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of History
Dewey Decimal Classification:900 History
Language:German
Date:2016
Deposited On:17 Feb 2017 09:29
Last Modified:17 Feb 2017 09:29
Publisher:Historischer Verein des Kantons Thurgau
Series Name:Thurgauer Beiträge zur Geschichte
Number:154
ISBN:978-3-9524186-3-5
Related URLs:http://www.recherche-portal.ch/ZAD:default_scope:ebi01_prod010792503

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