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Feast Day Sermon

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Author(s): Fechtner, Kristian
[German Version] Alongside the congregational sermon on Sundays and the occasional sermon related to (official) church procedures, the feast day sermon constitutes the third major type of Christian sermon. Homiletically, the worship sermon at the church's major feasts (Feasts and festivals) – at Easter, Christmas, and Pentecost as “primal dates” (central symbols) of remembered salvation history – is considered the very fundamental form of Christian proclamation in which all other forms participate…


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Author(s): Fechtner, Kristian
[German Version] Candles have been used in Christian liturgy for centuries. To distinguish Christianity from other religions, the cultic use of candles was originally rejected, but candles soon became a standard element of Christian worship even in the Early Church. From the perspective of religious history, candles symbolize the contrast of light and darkness. Their biblical interpretation derives from John 8:12 (Jesus Christ as the “light of the world”). The c…


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Author(s): Evers, Dirk | Geissner, Hellmut K. | Fechtner, Kristian
[German Version] I. Theory – II. Ethics – III. Practical Theology I. Theory “Communications” in the broadest sense encompasses the interdisciplinary study of communication in biological, technological, and social systems, insofar as it manifests itself as a purposeful exchange of information through a system of signs. The subject of study is ultimately the communication process as a whole, including both its mutually interacting components (communicator, medium, recipient) and …