EVANGELICKÉ MODLITEBNÍ KNIHY 18. A 19. STOLETÍ A ČESKÁ BIBLE
(Protestant Prayer Books from the 18th and 19th Centuries and the Czech Bible)
Abstract: The article focuses on Czech handwritten prayer books of protestant provenance from the 18th and 19th century. It analyzes the form and sources of inspiration, especially the Biblical quotes, paraphrases and references. Special attention is paid to illustrations of manuscripts in relation to strict protestant requirements on visuality. According to the analysis of selected sample of prayer books, the paper represents their typical structure and typology of contained prayers. The topics of
prayer books belong to wider social context, whether general – mentality and devotion of population being of non-Catholic confession; or specific – in search of “Czech national fine arts” at the Czechoslavic Ethnographic Exhibition held in 1895.
Authors: Bolom-Kotari, Sixtus – Bolom-Kotari, Martina
Source: Konštatínove listy, 2016, vol. 9, number: 2, pages: 74-89 (PDF file)
Key words: BIBLE, PRAYER BOOKS, REFORMATION, PROTESTANTISM, PATENT OF TOLERATION, 1781, FOLK CULTURE