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Title :

Iconoclasm and adaptation : the Reformation of the churches in Scotland and the Netherlands

Author :
SPICER, Andrew ;
Conference :
The archaeology of Reformation 1480-1580; Leeds; Maney ;
Publication year :
2003
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
As a consequence of the Reformation in Scotland and the United Provinces, the Calvinists took over the existing Catholic churches as their places of worship. Although these churches had been designed to foster the air of mystery and sanctity that surrounded the Mass, they were remodelled by the Reformed to reflect their liturgical priorities, which centred on the preaching of the Word of God. In some cases, this was achieved through iconoclasm but more often it was a process of gradual adaptation of both the buildings and in some cases their furnishings. This essay provides an overview of these changes in Scotland and the Netherlands. Visitors to the United Provinces were surprised by the survival of organs and stained glass, which had been purged from the Scottish churches. This was, in part, a reflection on the different status that the Reformed church had achieved in these countries, and the extent of their control over the fabric of the churches. ;
Pagination/Size :
6 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Adaptation ; Calvinisme ; Eglise ; Grande-Bretagne ; Iconoclasme ; Liturgie ; Mobilier d'église ; Orgue ; Pays-Bas ; Réforme ; Scotland (GBR) ; Survie ; Vitrail ; 1500-1600 ;
Descriptors :
Adaptation ; Calvinism ; Church furnishings ; Churches ; Great Britain ; Iconoclasm ; Liturgy ; Netherlands ; Organs ; Reformation ; Scotland (GBR) ; Stained glass ; Survival ; 1500-1600 ;
Document type :
Communication de congrès ;
INIST identifier :
24875623 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 1904350003 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;