Franklin

The origins of Protestant aesthetics in early modern Europe : Calvin's Reformation poetics / William A. Dyrness, Fuller Theological Seminary..

Author/Creator:
Dyrness, William A., author.
Publication:
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019. , ©2019
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 232 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.
Christianity and art -- Reformed Church -- History -- 16th century.
Christianity and art -- Europe -- History -- 16th century.
Aesthetics -- Religious aspects -- Reformed Church -- History -- 16th century.
Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.
Aesthetics -- Religious aspects -- Reformed Church.
Christianity and art.
Europe.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
The aesthetics of everyday life, as reflected in art museums and galleries throughout the western world, is the result of a profound shift in aesthetic perception that occurred during the Renaissance and Reformation. In this book, William A. Dyrness examines intellectual developments in late Medieval Europe, which turned attention away from a narrow range liturgical art and practices and towards a celebration of God's presence in creation and in history. Though threatened by the human tendency to self-assertion, he shows how a new focus on God's creative and recreative action in the world gave time and history a new seriousness, and engendered a broad spectrum of aesthetic potential. Focusing in particular on the writings of Luther and Calvin, Dyrness demonstrates how the reformers' conceptual and theological frameworks pertaining to the role of the arts influenced the rise of realistic theater, lyric poetry, landscape painting, and architecture in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Contents:
List of illustrations
Preface
Introduction: the medieval context of the Reformation
Presence and likeness in Holbein, Luther, and Cranach
Calvin: creation, drama, and time
Calvin, language, and literary culture
Portraits and dramatic u]culture in sixteenth-century England
The emerging aesthetic of early modern England: a new world with echoes of the past
The new visual culture of reformed Holland and France
Epilogue: the cultural afterlife of Protestant aesthetics
Bibliography
Index.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781108493352
1108493351
9781108717823
1108717829
OCLC:
1089882409
Loading...
Location Notes Your Loan Policy
Description Status Barcode Your Loan Policy