Faculty of Catholic Theology

Weihnachten in der Moderne. Religiöses Fest oder kulturelle Institution?

14. Dec 2022, 7.30 pm
Coelicum, Domstraße 10
Professur für Liturgiewissenschaft und Theologisches Forschungskolleg der Universität Erfurt
Prof. Dr. Stefan Wahle (Freiburg/Br.)
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Guest lecture by Prof. Dr. Stefan Wahle (Freiburg/Br.). An event of the Professorship for Liturgical Studies and the Theological Research Centre of the University of Erfurt.

Every year, Christmas splits people's minds. The popularity of the holiday is almost unbroken, but at the same time criticism of consumerism, artificial idyll and kitschy nostalgia never ceases. In these times, is it even permissible to celebrate Christmas light-heartedly? These questions will be addressed in a guest lecture by Prof. Dr. Stephan Wahle, Freiburg/Br. The lecture will shed light on some phenomena of modern Christmas culture and explore possible religious traces.