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Religious Heritage or the Complex Duality of Historic and Religious Pastness.

Conference contribution
Authors Ola Wetterberg
Eva Löfgren
Published in Religious Heritage in a Diverse Europe, Future for Religious Heritage. Conference in Groningen 2019.
Publication year 2019
Published at Department of Conservation
Language en
Subject categories Sociology, History, Ethnology, Other Humanities


European churches were among the first buildings in continuous use to be perceived and treated as historical monuments. Correspondingly, a new group of professionals developed, which were favoured by, and reproduced, the notion that places of worship should be considered a cultural heritage and as such in need of protection. The well-known duality – between religious use and heritage preservation – that characterises the use and significance of the church building and the claims that go with it, has regularly been described as a source of conflict involving issues of entitlement and control. The case study is contextualised and interpreted in a long-term historical perspective, and the duality analysed theoretically as conceptual constraints and intersections in two different orders of pastness for the religious and the historic monument.

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