Nytt vin i gamla läglar - Kyrkorum i Svenska kyrkan; då, nu och imorgon
New wine in old bottles - The inside of church buildings belonging to the Church of Sweden; the past, the present and the future
This is a chronological comparative study about opinions expressed in the Church of Sweden when the parishes want to change the inside of a church building. Certain concepts in the study are church, holy and holiness. Architecture plays an important role in the design of a church building. Some traditional theological terms that should be considered essential are Via sacra, Domus Dei, Domus Ecclesiae. My focus is churches from the 19th century. Today the buildings change in a lot of ways; theologically, practically, economically etc. During the 20th century the churches have got a lot of new objects to use in the services and in the church building. I have been looking at some parishes to find out what they have done and thought about their churches. Finally I compare with some examples from Denmark, England and Germany.