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Visual Theology

Visual Theology Book
Author : Tim Challies,Josh Byers
Publisher : Zondervan
Release : 2016-04-19
ISBN : 0310520444
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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We live in a visual culture. Today, people increasingly rely upon visuals to help them understand new and difficult concepts. The rise and stunning popularity of the Internet infographic has given us a new way in which to convey data, concepts and ideas. But the visual portrayal of truth is not a novel idea. Indeed, God himself used visuals to teach truth to his people. The tabernacle of the Old Testament was a visual representation of man’s distance from God and God’s condescension to his people. Each part of the tabernacle was meant to display something of man’s treason against God and God’s kind response. Likewise, the sacraments of the New Testament are visual representations of man’s sin and God’s response. Even the cross was both reality and a visual demonstration. As teachers and lovers of sound theology, Challies and Byers have a deep desire to convey the concepts and principles of systematic theology in a fresh, beautiful and informative way. In this book, they have made the deepest truths of the Bible accessible in a way that can be seen and understood by a visual generation.

Visual Theology Study Guide

Visual Theology Study Guide Book
Author : Tim Challies,Josh Byers
Publisher : Zondervan
Release : 2018-01-09
ISBN : 0310576261
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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We live in a visual culture. Today, people increasingly rely upon visuals to help them understand new and difficult concepts. The rise and stunning popularity of the Internet infographic has given us a new way in which to convey data, concepts, and ideas. As teachers and lovers of sound theology, Challies and Byers have a deep desire to convey the concepts and principles of systematic theology in a fresh, beautiful, and informative way. In the bestselling Visual Theology, they have made the deepest truths of the Bible accessible in a way that can be seen and understood by a visual generation. As a companion to Visual Theology, the Visual Theology Study Guide is a ten session study designed to help you grow in godliness by practicing what you learn, and it includes application for both personal and small group study. Each chapter includes key terms, group study discussion questions, and exercises for personal reflection in God's Word. X

Visual Theology

Visual Theology Book
Author : Robin Margaret Jensen,Kimberly J. Vrudny
Publisher : Liturgical Press
Release : 2009
ISBN : 9780814653999
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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At least since the time of Paul (see Acts 18), Christians have wrestled with the power and danger of religious imagery in the visual arts. It was not until the middle of the twentieth century that there emerged in Western Christianity an integrated, academic study of theology and the arts. Here, one of the pioneers of that movement, H. Wilson Yates, along with fourteen theologians, examine how visual culture reflects or addresses pressing contemporary religious questions. The aim throughout is to engage the reader in theological reflection, mediated and enhanced by the arts. This beautifully illustrated book includes more than fifty images in full color.

Visual Theology of the Huguenots

Visual Theology of the Huguenots Book
Author : Randal Carter Working
Publisher : ISD LLC
Release : 2017-02-23
ISBN : 0718845382
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The role of architecture within the French Reformed tradition has been of recent scholarly interest, seen in the work of Helene Guicharnaud, Catharine Randall, Andrew Spicer, and others. Few, however, have investigated in depth the relationship between Reformed theology and architectural forms. In The Visual Theology of the Huguenots, Randal Carter Working explores the roots of Reformed aesthetics, set against the background of late medieval church architecture. Indicating how demonstrably important the work of Serlio is in the spreading of the ideas of Vitruvius, Working explains the influence of classical Roman building on French Reformed architecture. He follows this with an examination of five important Huguenot architects: Philibert de l'Orme, Bernard Palissy, Jacques-Androuet du Cerceau, Salomon de Brosse, and Jacques Perret. The distinct language of Huguenot architecture is revealed by his comparative analysis of three churches: St Pierre in Geneva, a medieval church overhauledby the Reformers; St Gervais-St Protais, a Parisian Catholic church whose facade was completed by the French Reformed architect Salomon de Brosse; and the temple at Charenton, a structure also designed and built by de Brosse. These three buildings demonstrate how the contribution of Huguenot architecture gave expression to Reformed theological ideas and helped bring about the renewal of classicism in France.

The Unspeakable Art of Bill Viola

The Unspeakable Art of Bill Viola Book
Author : Ronald R. Bernier
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2014-05-19
ISBN : 1630872687
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The breach of art from religion is just one of the many unhappy legacies of modernism. There was a time, however, when the aesthetic and the spiritual were of a piece. This study of the work of American video artist Bill Viola considers the possible reemergence of a theological dimension to contemporary art--a reenchantment of art, as some have called it. Using the high-tech apparatus of modern video, Viola's art is rooted precisely in this theological tradition of transcendent mystical experience and spiritual self-concentration. The technological apotheosis of modern image-making--high speed film, high-definition video, LCD and plasma screens, and sophisticated sound recording--are put to use by Viola in ways that significantly challenge prevailing intellectual and artistic traditions and return us to the power of the Sublime--that which, by definition, defeats language. Viola's art as such converges with postmodern notions of the "unrepresentable" and with the ancient theological tradition of apophasis, "speaking away" or "unsaying." The fullness of "meaning," then, appears only as a promise of presence through embodied absence, neither fully here and now nor entirely elsewhere and beyond. This study seeks to define, through the work of a courageous and thoughtful contemporary artist, the theological sublime as an aesthetic of revelation.

Visual Theology

Visual Theology Book
Author : James Nkansah-Obrempong
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2010-01
ISBN : 9783639230871
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Professor Nkansah Obrempong explore the relevance of the Akan religio-cultural heritage-- its proverbs, myths, metaphors and symbols-- for Christian theology. The author discusses the African religio-cultural heritage showing its impact on African Christian thought. He examines the cultural and religious contexts of the Akan people where he argues that Akan ontology and cosmology form the basis of Akan philosophical thought and epistemology and that Akan proverbs, myths, metaphors and symbols about God are the result of the Akans' reflection on their religious experience of God. He draws out the theological meaning of these materials in relation to God and looks at the theological themes that emerged by pointing out their implications for the doctrine of God. He points out the Ancestor-King Model in the Akan religio-cultural context provides a new idiom and rich insights for Akan Christians to understand the nature and character of God. The implications of this "new approach" for the doctrine of God and for Christian theology are pointed out. This book is a major cnotribution to African Christian Theologgy

Visual Theology Guide to the Bible

Visual Theology Guide to the Bible Book
Author : Tim Challies,Josh Byers
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019-03-18
ISBN : 9780310577966
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Capitalizing on the increasing popularity of infographics and a growing interest in accessible, understandable teaching on theology, Visual Theology Guide to the Bible by Tim Challies and Josh Byers teaches timeless, historic, biblical truth in a fresh and vibrant way that that will capture your interest and ignite your imagination.

The Creation of Eve and Renaissance Naturalism

The Creation of Eve and Renaissance Naturalism Book
Author : Jack M. Greenstein
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2016-08-23
ISBN : 1316483320
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Depicting the Creation of Woman presented a special problem for Renaissance artists. The medieval iconography of Eve rising half-formed from Adam's side was hardly compatible with their commitment to the naturalistic representation of the human figure. At the same time, the story of God constructing the first woman from a rib did not offer the kind of dignified, affective pictorial narrative that artists, patrons, and the public prized. Jack M. Greenstein takes this artistic problem as the point of departure for an iconographic study of this central theme of Christian culture. His book shows how the meaning changed along with the form when Lorenzo Ghiberti, Andrea Pisano, and other Italian sculptors of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries revised the traditional composition to accommodate a naturalistically depicted Eve. At stake, Greenstein argues, is the role of the artist and the power of image-making in reshaping Renaissance culture and religious thought.

Transformations in Persons and Paint

Transformations in Persons and Paint Book
Author : Chloe Reddaway
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2016-02-04
ISBN : 9782503565545
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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How can pictures help people to relate to God, and what can historical Christian images offer the viewer today? A compelling theological encounter between Renaissance frescoes and the modern viewer. Transformations in Persons and Paint looks at images from the viewer's position, standing in a series of Florentine chapels, surrounded by frescoes, and discovering their powerful capacity to communicate what it means to live in a post-Resurrection world. Proving that there is still plenty to say about works by Giotto, Taddeo Gaddi, Masolino, Masaccio, Fra Angelico, and Ghirlandaio, this book uncovers previously overlooked theological content, and demonstrates the rewards of attentive interaction between a modern viewer and historical images. Within the growing body of work on theology and the arts, this is a rare example of what can happen when a theological gaze is turned towards some of the classics in the canon of Christian art, while speaking directly to the modern viewer. Chloe Reddaway offers a new model of theological viewing, inhabiting both period and modern perspectives, and reinvigorating our understanding of the incarnational nature of Christian art by taking account of the particular physicality of images, especially as it is experienced through sacred space within and around them. Through close and imaginative encounters with images, a series of critical-devotional interpretations transforms beautiful artefacts into living explorations of the Incarnation and its consequences, the transformation and transfiguration that it enables, the particularity and interconnectedness of the created world, the generative capacity of liminal and (apparently) empty spaces, and the nature of vocation and conformity to Christ.

The Highest Art

The Highest Art Book
Author : Matthew David Rosebrock
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Martin Luther had a vivid way of speaking that becomes clear to anyone familiar with his writing. Yet, most scholarship to date has not thoroughly connected this observation with his position on images. Rather, his visual way of speaking and his position on images are often portrayed as irreconcilably at odds with one another. In this dissertation, I suggest that Luther's theology itself is visually oriented and that this orientation is well suited for the connection with the artwork of Lucas Cranach the Elder. My method for this claim is the use of Luther's approach to theology and Scripture: Oratio, Meditatio, Tentatio (prayer, meditation, temptation [Anfechtung]). Interaction with the text, hermeneutically speaking, is inherently phenomenological in such a way that lends itself to the formation of images. I contend that these "three rules" shape the practice of Luther's visual theology by continually leading him to the text of Scripture as the foundation from which images are to be drawn, gazed upon, and tested. My chosen area of investigating this claim is Luther's Lectures on Galatians of 1531/35. In these lectures, both Luther's threefold practice and his visual imagination converge in the image of Christ derived from the text. It has been noted by John Dillenberger that many of the verbal images contained in the lectures correspond directly to Lucas Cranach the Elder's Law and Gospel paintings. However, no further reason is offered, nor is it noted that the first paintings were completed two years before Luther's lectures. I argue that an important link in making this connection is that Cranach's painting of the Law and Gospel theme is a visual practice of Luther's theology, wherein Oratio, Meditatio, Tentatio plays a prominent role. Moreover, the three rules might also be a helpful way of describing Cranach's artistic practice itself, in which the theme was continually reworked in several renditions in the attempt to arrive at a satisfying composition. Resonances between Cranach's artwork and Luther's theology can even suggest how seeing these images may have affected Luther. That is, Luther may be pulling from his mental reservoir of these images in his expositions of texts and preaching. The significance of this work is a weaving together of the disciplines of reformation theology and art history in order to shed light on the resonance between theological and artistic practices. Impoortant to Luther's study of Scripture and theology is not merely deal with abstract propositions but with naturally connected to an embodiment of the text--that is, a personal and spiritual engagement that expects the teaching of the Holy Spirit--that necessarily challenges, shapes, and creates images. Because of this nature, Oratio, Meditatio, Tentatio may provide helpful insights for a modern-day Protestant visual exegesis.

The Creation of Eve and Renaissance Naturalism

The Creation of Eve and Renaissance Naturalism Book
Author : Jack Matthew Greenstein
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2016
ISBN : 9781107501898
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Depicting the Creation of Woman presented a special problem for Renaissance artists. The medieval iconography of Eve rising half-formed from Adam's side was hardly compatible with their commitment to the naturalistic representation of the human figure. At the same time, the story of God constructing the first woman from a rib did not offer the kind of dignified, affective pictorial narrative that artists, patrons, and the public prized. Jack M. Greenstein takes this artistic problem as the point of departure for an iconographic study of this central theme of Christian culture. His book shows how the meaning changed along with the form when Lorenzo Ghiberti, Andrea Pisano, and other Italian sculptors of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries revised the traditional composition to accommodate a naturalistically depicted Eve. At stake, Greenstein argues, is the role of the artist and the power of image-making in reshaping Renaissance culture and religious thought.

Visual Faith

Visual Faith Book
Author : William A. Dyrness
Publisher : Baker Academic
Release : 2001-11-01
ISBN : 0801022975
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An intriguing, substantive look into the relationship between the church and the world of art.

A Theology of Artistic Sensibilities

A Theology of Artistic Sensibilities Book
Author : John Dillenberger
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2004-10-19
ISBN : 1592449581
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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For most of history, argues John Dillenberger, the visual arts were, for better or worse, part of the very fabric of the life and thought of the church. But with the Reformation and the Counter-Reformation a major change took place. Protestant rejection of the visual was matched in Roman Catholicism by the reduction of its formative power. While the visual arts dropped out of the lives of Protestant churches, they became a memory rather than a source of ennoblement or power in the Roman Catholic Church. Thus, in different but allied ways, Protestants and Catholics lost the power of the visual. Part art history, part historical theology, and part theological reflection, this book is both an argument and a program for the recovery of the visual arts in the life of the church, for reclaiming seeing as part of religious perception. It offers a theological understanding of the visual and provides a basis upon which the visual arts may again be incorporated into Protestantism and reinvigorated in Roman Catholicism. The first part is devoted to historical reconstruction, exploring those moments in Western history in which the relation between religion and the arts was in ferment. Part 2 is given to contemporary delineation and analysis: of spiritual perceptions in modern American painting and sculpture, of modern church art and architecture, and of the changing views of contemporary theologians toward the visual arts. Citing David Tracy, Karl Rahner, Langdon Gilkey, and others as examples, Dillenberger argues that contemporary theology is moving away from the modern rationalistic understanding of theological analogy to one far closer to the arts. Part 3 is constructive, developing a theological perspective that demands and includes the visual arts, and suggesting ways in which this can be accomplished in pastoral and theological education. The world of art, says Professor Dillenberger, is more aware of the role of religion in the arts than the world of religion is of art. Thus it is time for the church to resume its historic association with the visual arts, albeit in analogous rather than repristinating ways.

Reformed Theology and Visual Culture

Reformed Theology and Visual Culture Book
Author : William A. Dyrness
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2004-06-10
ISBN : 9780521540735
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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William Dyrness examines how particular theological themes of Reformed Protestants impacted on their surrounding visual culture.

Feminist Theology with a Canadian Accent

Feminist Theology with a Canadian Accent Book
Author : Mary Ann Beavis,Elaine Guillemin,Barbara Helen Pell
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2008
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An examination of the Canadian feminist theology context, its history, its multicultural perspective, its expression of marginal experiences, its commitment to social justice, its exploration of eco-feminism and its embrace of cultures, ethnicities and the unique contribution of Canada's First Nations peoples.

Judaism and the Visual Image

Judaism and the Visual Image Book
Author : Melissa Raphael
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2009-02-19
ISBN : 1441190562
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The widespread assumption that Jewish religious tradition is mediated through words, not pictures, has left Jewish art with no significant role to play in Jewish theology and ethics. Judaism and the Visual Image argues for a Jewish theology of image that, among other things, helps us re-read the creation story in Genesis 1 and to question why images of Jewish women as religious subjects appear to be doubly suppressed by the Second Commandment, when images of observant male Jews have become legitimate, even iconic, representations of Jewish holiness. Raphael further suggests that 'devout beholding' of images of the Holocaust is a corrective to post-Holocaust theologies of divine absence from suffering that are infused by a sub-theological aesthetic of the sublime. Raphael concludes by proposing that the relationship between God and Israel composes itself into a unitary dance or moving image by which each generation participates in a processive revelation that is itself the ultimate work of Jewish art.

Transforming Christian Thought in the Visual Arts

Transforming Christian Thought in the Visual Arts Book
Author : Sheona Beaumont,Madeleine Emerald Thiele
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2021
ISBN : 9781003008965
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"This volume explores how the visual arts are presenting and responding to Christian theology and demonstrates how modern and contemporary artists and artworks have actively engaged in conversation with Christianity. Modern intellectual enquiry has often been reluctant to engage theology as an enriching or useful form of visual analysis, but critics are increasingly revisiting religious narratives and Christian thought in pursuit of understanding our present-day visual culture. In this book an international group of contributors demonstrate how theology is often implicit within artworks and how, regardless of a viewer's personal faith, it can become implicit in a viewer's visual encounter. Their observations include deliberate juxtaposition of Christian symbols; imaginative play with theologies; the validation of non-confessional or secular public engagement; and inversions of biblical interpretation. Case-studies such as an interactive Easter, glow-sticks as sacrament, and visualisation of the Bible's polyphonic voices enrich this discussion. Together, they call for a greater interpretative generosity and more nuance around theology's cultural contexts in the modern era. By engaging with theology, culture and the visual art, this collection offers a fresh lens through which to see the interaction of religion and art. As such, it will be of great use to those working in Religion and the Arts, Visual Art, Material Religion, Theology, Aesthetics and Cultural Studies"--

Dissertation Abstracts International

Dissertation Abstracts International Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2002
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Dissertation Abstracts International book written by , available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Missionalia

Missionalia Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2005
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Contains abstracts of missiological contributions, book reviews, and articles.