This exhibition in the Historic Orphanage offers visitors the opportunity to discover Halle Pietism in the present-day setting.
From Martin Luther's Reformation on, increasing attention has been paid to the importance of the Word. Whether printed, written, sung or prayed, it unfolded its effect deep into society thanks to the social commitment of the Pietists at the turn of the seventeenth and eighteenth century.
Schools for all social strata, millions of German-language Bibles, an international network, which communicated through the post, the Word was omnipresent in Halle Pietism. The effective power of this medium can be viewed in the permanent exhibition at the Historic Orphanage. The individualisation characteristic of Pietism, coupled to a broad education campaign within society as a whole, allowed everyone, girls, women, the wealthy and the poor to interact with the Word. The authors of Romanticism and the Enlightenment grew up in the Protestant eighteenth-century rectories. The self-reflection in diaries or the large-scale use of books by unassuming artisans, farmers and labourers in the towns can be traced back to the time of Halle Pietism under August Hermann Francke in the wake of the Reformation. An outstanding object on display at the permanent exhibition is the beautifully restored pulpit of the St. Ulrich Church in Halle, on which Francke delivered sermons from 1715 on.
Information about the event
|Facility:||Museum/ Exhibitions | To the facility|
|Date:||Tuesday to Sunday and Holidays: 10.00 – 17.00|
|Location:||House 1 - Historic Orphanage (Franckeplatz 1, Haus 1, 06110 Halle (Saale)) | im interaktiven Lageplan anzeigen|
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|Costs:||6/ 4 Euros, under 18 years of age free of charge|