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Church Seating
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I. Liturgy – II. Art History – III. Law

I. Liturgy

The form and the focus of the liturgical space reveal the theological self-concept of a community. Important developments in our time have been the reconfiguration of worship spaces without regard for historical stereotypes (Church architecture: II, 4) and the rediscovery of the form of their liturgical center. The definition of the church as a family gathered around word and sacrament encouraged a rather semi-circular arrangeme…

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Huffman, Walter, Bock, Ulrich and Böttcher, Hartmut, “Church Seating”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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