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Anglican Aesthetics  

Kenneth Stevenson

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Oct 2015
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Jul 2016
This chapter focuses on the applied aesthetics of Anglican worship. As a seventeenth-century development, with definitive roots in the sixteenth-century Reformation, as well as in the ... More

The Arts  

Roger Lundin

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Dec 2010
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Jan 2011
Whether we are trying to judge issues of immediate interest or fathom matters of long-standing concern, history gives us the key for understanding the complex and often tangled ... More

Christ in Cinema: The Evangelical Power of the Beautiful  

Robert Barron

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Sep 2015
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Sep 2015
A Christ figure in film illumines a theological dimension of the person of Jesus. The Christ figure in Babette’s Feast is a French Chef, Babette. The feast which she provides at great cost ... More

Christianity and Visual Art  

Graham Howes

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
This chapter focuses less on the relationship of artists to Christian religious institutions, and more on how an artist’s Christian identity, ideas, and personal beliefs are themselves ... More

Elihu's Spiritual Sensation: William Blake's Illustrations of the Book of Job  

Emma Mason

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Jan 2011
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May 2011
This article explores Blake's reading of the Book of Job as a transformative text that shifts and changes meaning through its affective reception by readers. While the Enlightenment ... More

Material Evidence (2): Visual Culture  

Robin M. Jensen

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Sep 2008
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Sep 2009
Like other students of culture, historians of ancient Christianity deem the visual art, artefacts, and architecture of the early church as resources indispensable to discerning how various ... More

One Bible, Two Preachers: Patchwork Sermons and Sacred Art in the American South  

Carol Crown

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Jan 2011
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May 2011
This article examines how two Southern vernacular artists — one working in the late 19th century and the other at the end of the 20th — responded to the Bible, what they took from it, and ... More

Painting  

George Pattison

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Dec 2019
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Aug 2017
In the wake of the Romantic movement, Christian theologians gave renewed attention to the arts, including painting, which entered one of its most turbulent phases in the nineteenth ... More

Quakers and Visual Culture  

Roger Homan

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Sep 2013
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Dec 2013
This chapter is an exploration of the visual culture of Quakers with the principal focus on two-dimensional figurative art and on the architecture and interior décor of meeting houses. ... More

The Trinity in Christian Visual Arts  

François Bœspflug

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Oct 2011
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Jan 2012
This article examines the depiction of the Trinity in Christian visual arts. It describes the five distinct periods in Trinitarian iconography and provides a catalog of a vast array of ... More

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