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Kyrkan till skola är byggd: Några anmärkningar till Esaias Tegnérs kyrkosyn
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, Studies in Faith and Ideologies, Systematic Theology and Studies in World Views.
2007 (Swedish)In: Kyrkoliv i 1800-talets Sverige: Festskrift till Oloph Bexell, Skellefteå: Artos , 2007, 141-162 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
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”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.

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Skellefteå: Artos , 2007. 141-162 p.
, Bibliotheca theologiae practicae, ISSN 0519-9859 ; 83
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-11172ISBN: 978-91-7580-344-9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-11172DiVA: diva2:38940
Available from: 2007-06-06 Created: 2007-06-06 Last updated: 2009-05-18Bibliographically approved

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