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In the beauty of holiness : art and the Bible in western culture / David Lyle Jeffrey.

By: Jeffrey, David Lyle, 1941- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2017Copyright date: ©2017Description: xxiii, 424 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780802874702; 0802874703.Subject(s): Christianity and artDDC classification: 246
Contents:
Part 1. Art and worship to 1500. Beauty and holiness as terms of art -- The paradoxical beauty of the cross -- Beauty and proportion in the sanctuary -- The beauty of light -- The beauty of holiness alfresco -- Beauty on the altar -- Part 2. Art and the Bible after 1500. Beauty, power, and doctrine -- Beauty and the eye of the beholder -- Romantic religion and the sublime -- Art after belief -- Art against belief -- Return of the transcendentals.
Summary: "Beauty and holiness are both highly significant subjects in the Bible. In this comprehensive study of Christian fine art David Lyle Jeffrey explores the relationship between beauty and holiness as he integrates aesthetic perspectives from the ancient Hebrew Scriptures through Augustine, Aquinas, and Kant down to contemporary philosophers of art. From the walls of the Roman catacombs to the paintings of Marc Chagall, visual art in the West has consistently drawn its most profound and generative inspiration from biblical narrative and imagery. Jeffrey guides readers through this artistic tradition from the second century to the twenty-first, astutely pointing out its relationship not only to the biblical sources but also to related expressions in liturgy and historical theology. Lavishly illustrated throughout with 146 masterworks, reproduced in full color, In the Beauty of Holiness is ideally suited to students of Christian fine art, to devotees of biblical studies, and to general readers wanting to better understand the story of Christian art through the centuries." -- ‡c From publisher's description.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Part 1. Art and worship to 1500. Beauty and holiness as terms of art -- The paradoxical beauty of the cross -- Beauty and proportion in the sanctuary -- The beauty of light -- The beauty of holiness alfresco -- Beauty on the altar -- Part 2. Art and the Bible after 1500. Beauty, power, and doctrine -- Beauty and the eye of the beholder -- Romantic religion and the sublime -- Art after belief -- Art against belief -- Return of the transcendentals.

"Beauty and holiness are both highly significant subjects in the Bible. In this comprehensive study of Christian fine art David Lyle Jeffrey explores the relationship between beauty and holiness as he integrates aesthetic perspectives from the ancient Hebrew Scriptures through Augustine, Aquinas, and Kant down to contemporary philosophers of art. From the walls of the Roman catacombs to the paintings of Marc Chagall, visual art in the West has consistently drawn its most profound and generative inspiration from biblical narrative and imagery. Jeffrey guides readers through this artistic tradition from the second century to the twenty-first, astutely pointing out its relationship not only to the biblical sources but also to related expressions in liturgy and historical theology. Lavishly illustrated throughout with 146 masterworks, reproduced in full color, In the Beauty of Holiness is ideally suited to students of Christian fine art, to devotees of biblical studies, and to general readers wanting to better understand the story of Christian art through the centuries." -- ‡c From publisher's description.

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