Synliga men förbisedda.: Perspektiv på altarblommornas teologi och praxis

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Publikationens författare: Heidi Jokinen, Anni Maria Laato
Publiceringsår: 2020
Tidskrift: Teologinen Aikakauskirja
Volym: 125
Nummer: 1
Artikelns första sida, sidnummer: 2
Artikelns sista sida, sidnummer: 16


Visible but Ignored: Perspectives on the Theology of Altar Flowers —
Altar flowers tend to take a visible position in the church, their use
determined by varying traditions. In another sense, however, they are
ignored: there is no written theology of altar flowers. While the aims
behind and reasons for resting flowers on the altar remain ultimately
unclear, they are nevertheless said to symbolize a sacrificial offering
as well as a reflection on the abundance of the Creation. So long as no
explicit theology on altar flowers exists, their use is haphazard. This
is problematic, as they are, after all, placed on the most holy of
places. Furthermore, ethical issues concerning the production of altar
flowers have yet to be discussed in Finland. The aim of this article is
thus to map out historical, biblical, practical, and ethical
perspectives that come into play when developing a systematic theology
of altar flowers.

Senast uppdaterad 2020-27-05 vid 03:08