Rare 18th Century Heart-Shaped Christian Broadside; containing liturgical prayers, hymns, and creeds in latin
Rare 18th Century Heart-Shaped Christian Broadside.
Item Number: 96227
Germany: c. 1780.
Rare late 18th century liturgical broadside. Printed broadside mounted on a decorated heart-shaped hardwood frame with a hand-painted botanical border containing Protestant liturgical chants, daily prayers, and hymns. Text in Latin. In very good condition. Scarce and desirable.
Christianity in the 18th century was marked by a "great international Protestant upheaval" that created Pietism in Germany and Scandinavia, the Evangelical Revival, Methodism in England, and the First Great Awakening in the American colonies. In Germany, major changes involved a much more personalised religiosity which brought focus to the individual as opposed to the greater body of the church or the ceremony. Liturgical broadsides were placed in the heart of the German home for use in religious contemplation and daily prayer.