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Religious

  • The Geometry of Loveby Margaret Visser

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    This enthralling study of the church of St. Agnes Outside the Walls brings to vivid life the stories, rituals, and architectural meaning contained within this seventeen-hundred-year-old building In† The Geometry of Love , acclaimed author Margaret Visser, the preeminent ?anthropologist of everyday life,? takes on the living history of the ancient... more...

  • Picturing the Apocalypse: The Book of Revelation in the Arts over Two Millenniaby Natasha O'Hear; Anthony O'Hear

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 23.99

    The book of Revelation has been a source of continual fascination for nearly two thousand years. Concepts such as the Lamb of God, the Four Horsemen, the Seventh Seal, the Beasts and Antichrist, the Whore of Babylon, Armageddon, the Millennium, the Last Judgement, the New Jerusalem, and the ubiquitous angels of the Apocalypse have captured the popular... more...

  • Andacht und Identitštby Michael Hoff

    Tectum Verlag 2015; US$ 38.92

    Jesus Christus - die Darstellung des christlichen Heilands in der Kunst ist seit jeher auch die Darstellung von Konflikten: Einerseits soll seine ideale Herrlichkeit gezeigt werden, andererseits auch sein menschliches Leiden. Und nebenbei sollen die normativen Strukturen der christlichen Religion vermittelt werden, aber in einer affektgebundenen Form.... more...

  • Poetry and the Religious Imaginationby Dr David Lonsdale; Dr Francesca Bugliani Knox

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    What is the role of spiritual experience in poetry? How do poetic imagination and religious beliefs interact? Exploring such questions through the concept of the religious imagination, this book integrates interdisciplinary research in the area of poetry on the one hand, and theology, philosophy and Christian spirituality on the other. Established... more...

  • Tilmann Riemenschneiderby Justus Bier

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In the hauntingly beautiful sculptures of Tilmann Riemenschneider, the Late Gothic art of Germany achieved its highest expression. Now, for the first time in English, the eminent art historian Justus Bier accords Riemenschneider the extended attention he so richly deserves. Riemenschneider ( ca. 1460--1531) holds a pivotal place in the development... more...

  • Iconography in Medieval Spanish Literatureby John E. Keller; Richard P. Kinkade

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The masterpieces of medieval Spanish literature have come to be known and loved by Hispanists, and more recently by others throughout the world. But the brilliant illuminations with which the original manuscripts were illustrated have remained almost totally unknown on the shelves of the great European libraries. To redress this woeful neglect, two... more...

  • The Horror Plays of the English Restorationby Dr Anne Hermanson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Tropes of monstrosity, madness, venereal disease, incest and atheism define a group of macabre plays which burst onto the London stage in the 1670s. Dubbed the ‘horror’ or the ‘blood and torture villain tragedies’ by modern critics, these deeply unsettling plays fascinated contemporary audiences. Hermanson's study marks the... more...

  • Christopher Smart's English Lyricsby Ms Rosalind Powell

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    In her study of Christopher Smart’s translating practice, Powell proposes a new approach to understanding the relationship between Smart’s poetics and his practice. Addressing Smart's versions of Horace, Phaedrus and the Psalms alongside popular works such as Jubilate Agno, this study offers broad insights into classical reception and... more...

  • Hagia Sophia and the Byzantine Aesthetic Experienceby Dr Nadine Schibille

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Paramount in the shaping of early Byzantine identity was the construction of the church of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople (532-537 CE). This book examines the edifice from the perspective of aesthetics to define the concept of beauty and the meaning of art in early Byzantium. Byzantine aesthetic thought is re-evaluated against late antique Neoplatonism... more...

  • ReVisioningby James Romaine; Linda Stratford

    The Lutterworth Press 2014; US$ 63.00

    ReVisioning: Critical Methods of Seeing Christianity in the History of Art' explores some of underlying methodological assumptions in the field of art history by examining the suitability and success, as well as the incompatibility and failure, of varying art historical methodologies when applied to works of art which distinctly manifest Christian... more...