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The Recovery of Iconographic Theology and Religious Experience from 1850 to 2000
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ISBN-13:
9781433143847
Einband:
EPUB
Seiten:
214
Autor:
Stewart A. Dippel
Serie:
American University Studies Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers
eBook Typ:
Adobe Digital Editions
eBook Format:
EPUB
Kopierschutz:
2 - DRM Adobe
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:
Illustrations - Acknowledgements - Introduction: Ways and Means - Rosie the Riveter, Norman Rockwell, and Religious Iconography - Richard Hooker and Jeremy Taylor: Iconographic Theology Exemplified - The Imaginative Quality of Experience: Resources for an Iconographic Theology - The Recovery of a Religious Vision in Nineteenth-Century Russian Art - The Iconographic Dimension of British Popular Culture Fin-de-Siecle: Plays and Painting - The Religious Experience in Russian Literature - Index.
This book traces a recovery of iconographic religious experience and theology in the nineteenth century. In contrast to a logocentric religious focus, which privileges texts and their analysis, an iconographic focus emphasizes the visual and narrative attributes of religion. The introduction sets the stage by discussing the profound disquietude in the wake of Britain's Religious Census of 1851, along with the various responses to a perceived decline in religiosity. Two subsequent chapters deal with the resurgence of iconographic religion from the perspective of theology proper, arguing that contemporary theologians, such as those represented by the Yale School of Divinity, held to a more holistic as opposed to a fragmentary approach towards scripture. In doing so they came to center the scriptural stories on the events surrounding Christ's passion. The remaining chapters trace the recovery of iconographic religion through American, Russian, and British culture throughout the nineteenth century. Ultimately, this book argues for a revision on the standard 'read' regarding these artists and writers which holds that they were predominantly secular in orientation.