20th century landmark ceremonies of a Hungarian Calvinist community reflected in family photos

Terendi Viktória: 20th century landmark ceremonies of a Hungarian Calvinist community reflected in family photos. In: Religion, culture, society, (4). pp. 186-200. (2017)

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The study examines the reflection in family photographs of religious life of a Hungarian Calvinist village in Romania. Among the more than four hundred photographs included in the analysis, fifty portray events and ceremonies that can be linked to religion, giving an insight into details of the sacral actions in the church or within the family. Most of the photos record rites linked to landmarks in human life (christening, confirmation, marriage, funeral). The largest number are confirmation group photos marking the passage of an age group. There are also photos showing religious celebrations and the church itself as the village’s exceptionally important and symbolical building. In the family photo groups these photos serve a similar function to the others, they mainly record the memory of a family member or acquaintance and represent the religious sentiments that accompanied them throughout their lives. Allegiance to the Calvin-ist denomination played a big role in the survival of the Hungarian community of Végvár in the 20th century, and also in differentiating it from the Romanian Orthodox culture surrounding the community.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Religion, culture, society
Date: 2017
Volume: 4
ISSN: 1416-7972
Page Range: pp. 186-200
Language: English
Related URLs: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/67603/
Uncontrolled Keywords: Református egyháztörténet - Erdély, Vallási élet
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 199-200. ; ill. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 06. Humanities
06. Humanities > 06.03. Philosophy, ethics and religion
Date Deposited: 2020. May. 12. 10:46
Last Modified: 2023. May. 09. 14:31
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/67009

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