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Author Morgan, David, 1957- author.

Title The forge of vision : a visual history of modern Christianity / David Morgan.

Published Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource : illustrations
Series Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The shape of the holy -- The visible word -- Religion as sacred economy -- The agency of words -- Christianity and nationhood -- The likeness of Jesus -- Modern art and Christianity.
Summary "Religions teach their adherents how to see and feel at the same time, so learning to see is not a disembodied process but one hammered out on the forge of human need, social relations, and material practice. Therefore, religions may be studied through the lens of salient visual themes. This book tells a history of Catholic and Protestant Christianity since the sixteenth century by selecting visual themes that have shaped the development of the religion throughout the modern era. Chapters examine a variety of visual practices, including imagination, envisioning nationhood, the likeness of Jesus, modern art as a spiritual quest, the material life of words, and the importance of images for education, devotion, worship, and domestic life."--Provided by publisher.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Jesus Christ -- Art -- History.
Catholic Church -- Relations -- Protestant churches.
Imagination -- Religious aspects -- History.
Christianity and art -- Catholic Church -- History.
Christianity and art -- Protestant churches -- History.
Protestant churches -- Relations -- Catholic Church.
Word (Theology)
Christianity -- Philosophy.
Church history -- Modern period, 1500-
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Variant Title Visual history of modern Christianity
ISBN 9780520961999 (electronic bk.)
0520961994 (electronic bk.)