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Confessional
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[German Version]

I. Architecture – II. Liturgy and Practice

I. Architecture

A simple or throne-like, originally open, seat in the church as seating for the father confessor and the person making confession, the place for individual confession (Confession). Beginning in the 16th century, especially after the Council of Trent and the Instructiones of C. Borromeo, the originally simple wooden armchair underwent rich development. In general, from the early 17th century on, one finds the symmet…

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Lienhardt, Conrad and Praßl, Franz Karl, “Confessional”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 10 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_01667>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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