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  • Dharma Delightby Rodney Alan Greenblat; Richard Thomas

    Tuttle Publishing 2016; US$ 16.99

    In Dharma Delight , abstract artist and Zen practitioner Rodney Greenblat uses lighthearted narrative and vivid pop art paintings to celebrate the joys of living life from the inside out. Part graphic guide, part personal testimony, part art book, Dharma Delight illustrates how seeking the path of compassion and acceptance can be as zany and... more...

  • Art and the Church: A Fractious Embraceby Jonathan Koestlé-Cate

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    A vibrant critical exchange between contemporary art and Christianity is being increasingly prompted by an expanding programme of art installations and commissions for ecclesiastical spaces. Rather than 'religious art' reflecting Christian ideology, current practices frequently initiate projects that question the values and traditions of the host space,... more...

  • Kierkegaard, Aesthetics, and Selfhoodby Peder Jothen

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 114.95

    In the digital world, Kierkegaard's thought is valuable in thinking about aesthetics as a component of human development, both including but moving beyond the religious context as its primary center of meaning. Seeing human formation as interrelated with aesthetics makes art a vital dimension of human existence. Contributing to the debate about Kierkegaard's... more...

  • Icon and Devotionby Oleg Tarasov

    Reaktion Books 2004; US$ 40.00

    Icon and Devotion offers the first extensive presentation in English of the making and meaning of Russian icons. more...

  • Christian Art: A Very Short Introductionby Beth Williamson

    OUP Oxford 2004; US$ 7.99

    Christian images have a long history within the Western art tradition from the narrative and devotional works of the Medieval and Renaissance periods, to the radical new interpretations of the twenty-first century. This fascinating new book explores the changing nature of the representation of key themes and subjects found in Christian art, covering... more...

  • Finding Saint Francis in Literature and Artby Cynthia Ho; Beth A Mulvaney; John K Downey

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 95.00

    Contributors demonstrate how the tools of various intellectual disciplines can be used to examine what we now know about the story of Saint Francis in his own era and how that story has been appropriated in our period. more...

  • The Christian Tradition in English Literatureby Paul Cavill; Heather Ward

    Zondervan 2009; US$ 20.99

    This concise reference on Christian backgrounds in English literature is scholarly yet accessible. Created for students who may be unfamiliar with the Bible or church history, this guide introduces Christianity?s key concepts, themes, images, and characters as they relate to English literature up to the present day. more...

  • The Foundations of Christian Artby Titus Burckhardt

    World Wisdom 2006; US$ 9.99

    The art historian and philosopher of religion, Titus Burckhardt (1908-1984), was one of the 20th century?s most renowned experts on sacred art. The reader is drawn into a pilgrimage through the history of Christian art to architecture, iconography, and illumination; always returning to the fundamental genius of Christianity. Through a luminous interplay... more...

  • Arms and Armour of the Warrior Saintsby Piotr Grotowski

    BRILL 2010; US$ 272.00

    The question of the independence of Byzantine iconography continues to draw attention. Following extensive research on the persistence of Classical motifs in Byzantine art, interest has recently turned to the originality of the latter and its reliability as a historical source. This study examines whether military equipment (armour, weapons, insignia... more...

  • The Lives of Chinese Objectsby Louise Tythacott

    Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 120.00

    This is the biography of a set of rare Buddhist statues from China. Their extraordinary adventures take them from the Buddhist temples of fifteenth-century Putuo ? China's most important pilgrimage island ? to their seizure by a British soldier in the First Opium War in the early 1840s, and on to a starring role in the Great Exhibition of 1851. In... more...