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In the Search of Religious Freedom: Churches of Peace in Jaworand Swidnica
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Language(s): English

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Silecia
Jaworand
Swidnica

The Churches of Peace in Jawor and Swidnica, the largest timber-framed religious buildings in Europe, were built in the former Silesia in the mid-17th century, amid the religious strife that followed the Peace of Westphalia. Constrained by the physical and political conditions, the Churches of Peace bear testimony to the quest for religious freedom and are a rare expression of Lutheran ideology in an idiom generally associated with the Catholic Church.

Place/country: Poland,
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
Duration: 00:02:23
Credits: NHK (publisher) UNESCO-WHC (co-producer) UNESCO TV (co-producer)
Published in:2001

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