Kyrkan till skola är byggd: Några anmärkningar till Esaias Tegnérs kyrkosyn
2007 (Swedish)In: Kyrkoliv i 1800-talets Sverige: Festskrift till Oloph Bexell, Skellefteå: Artos , 2007, 141-162 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
”The Church is built to be a school” – Some remarks regarding Esaias Tegnér’s ecclesiology. Esaias Tegnér (1782–1846) was a Swedish poet, professor of classical Greek in Lund and from 1824 bishop of Växjö. He is probably the only Swedish bishop who has given name to a certain type of neo-classical church buildings – the so called “Tegnér’s barns” (tegnérlador). As bishop he advocated the building of new churches in neo-classical style in stead of the older – often medieval – churches in his diocese. In this article, his ecclesiology as it is expressed in his speeches at the consecration of new churches is analysed. From the analysis a list of notae ecclesiae in Tegnér’s speeches is presented; the marks of the Church in the speeches seems to be the Word, the ministry, the spiritual communion, prayer and the service. Tegnér’s theology can be characterised as a combination of the rationalist theology of the Enlightenment, neo-platonist thinking and ideas from Schleiermacher and Herder. As a consequence, his meta-ecclesiology is heavily influenced by the metaphorical understanding of the Church as a school.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Skellefteå: Artos , 2007. 141-162 p.
, Bibliotheca theologiae practicae, ISSN 0519-9859 ; 83
Religious Studies Religious Studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-11172ISBN: 978-91-7580-344-9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-11172DiVA: diva2:38940