Schöne Verweltlichungen - biblische Gestalten in der Literatur
The figures of the bible dont only come to life in the annunciations of the church, but also through mundane culture, especially literature. The tales of Adam and Eve, of the Old Testaments Josef or of Marie are a primary part of the occidents literature. The bible is document of faith as well as educational. As a holy book it can be found on the altars of churches but also in every household. Thus the bible takes effect outside of the church.
Christianity has accepted, enabled and supported these cultural impacts. Wherever biblical figures and motives are used a secularisation of biblical content takes place. Through this secular form the cultural vitality of biblical tales is demonstrated.