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Lutheran consolation for bereaved parents

Anna Linton

in Poetry and Parental Bereavement in Early Modern Lutheran Germany

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199233366
eISBN:
9780191716331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233366.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter begins by outlining a brief history of Lutheran consolation. It then discusses parental love an loss, the medical model of consolation, mourning conventions and consolation arguments, ... More


Death and didacticism

Anna Linton

in Poetry and Parental Bereavement in Early Modern Lutheran Germany

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199233366
eISBN:
9780191716331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233366.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter focuses on didactic elements and the specific formal devices that support them. Funerals were an ideal opportunity for ministers to teach their congregations important lessons. The ... More


Conclusion

Anna Linton

in Poetry and Parental Bereavement in Early Modern Lutheran Germany

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199233366
eISBN:
9780191716331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233366.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter focuses on the lessons that can be learned from the study of early modern Lutheran funeral poetry for bereaved parents. Among these is that occasional poetry — so long an object of ... More


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