Imago Exegetica

Author: Walter Melion
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004262016
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Exegesis, as theologians and historians of art, religion, and literature, have come increasingly to acknowledge, has traditionally utilized visual devices of all kinds. This volume examines the many ways in which images functioned as instruments of scriptural hermeneutics in early modern Europe.

Image And Incarnation

Author: Walter Melion
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004300511
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These essays explore various inflections of the relation between image-making and incarnation doctrine. They illumine ways this fundamental mystery was construed as representable, and how it was seen to license the representation of other mysteries of faith.

Personification

Author: Walter Melion
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004310436
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The aim of this volume is to formulate an alternative account of personification, to demonstrate the ingenuity with which this multifaceted device was utilized by late medieval and early modern authors and artists in Italy, England, Scotland, and the Low Countries

Jesuit Image Theory

Author: Wietse de Boer
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004319123
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This volume investigates how Jesuits reflected visually and verbally on the status and functions of the imago, between the foundation of the order in 1540 and its suppression in 1773, in rhetorical and emblematic treatises, theoretical debates, and embedded in various instances where Jesuit authors and artists implicitely explored the status and functions of images.

The Anthropomorphic Lens

Author: Walter Melion
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004275037
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Anthropomorphism closely relates to early modern notions of analogy and microcosm. Exploring the tension inherent in such notions, the essays in this volume address the contradictions and tensions, between magical and rational, speculative and practical thought, that anthropomorphism entails.

The Low Countries As A Crossroads Of Religious Beliefs

Author: Arie Jan Gelderblom
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004122885
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Situated at the crossroads of important trade routes, the bustling seaports of the Low Countries not only traded cargoes of grain and timber, silk and spices, woollen cloth and splendidly executed altarpieces, but also manuscripts and books, news, information, ideas and gossip. Thus the Netherlands were touched by the evangelical Reformation movement at an early stage and played an increasingly important role as a crossroads for religious and philosophical ideas, serving as an intermediary between different parts of the world. The third volume of Intersections is devoted to this aspect of the 'intertraffic of the mind.' Thirteen authors from various disciplines address issues such as: How 'open' were the various religious groups to new points of view and how did they react to each other's opinion? How did they get familiar with new insights and different attitudes, and what was the role of trade and traffic in spreading them? How important was the part played by the various church and civil authorities, on the different levels of local, regional and national government? Contributors include: Paul Arblaster, Pieta van Beek, Ralph Dekoninck, Jeanine De Landtsheer, Agnes Guiderdoni-Brusle, Jason Harris, Christine Kooi, Fred van Lieburg, Guido Marnef, Mia M. Mochizuki, Henk van Nierop, Charles H. Parker, P.J. Schuffel, and J.J.V.M. de Vet.

Loyola S Acts

Author: Marjorie O'Rourke Boyle
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520209374
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This revisionist view of Ignatius Loyola argues that his "autobiography"--until now taken to be a literal, documentary account--is in reality a work of rhetoric, a moral narrative that exploits the techniques of fiction. In radically reinterpreting this canonical text, our main source of information about the founder of the largest and most powerful religious order in Roman Catholicism, Boyle paints a vivid picture of Loyola's world. She surveys rhetorical and artistic theory, religious iconography, everyday custom, and an astonishing array of scenes and subjects: from curiosity, to codes of honor, to the holy places of Spain, to the significance of apparitions and flying serpents. Written in the tradition of Renaissance studies on individualism, Loyola's Acts engages current interest in autobiography and in the history of private life. The book also provides a powerful heuristic for interpreting a wide range of texts of the Christian tradition. Finally, this secular treatment of a canonized saint provides revealing insights into how a prestigious sixteenth-century figure like Loyola understood himself. This revisionist view of Ignatius Loyola argues that his "autobiography"--until now taken to be a literal, documentary account--is in reality a work of rhetoric, a moral narrative that exploits the techniques of fiction. In radically reinterpreting this canonical text, our main source of information about the founder of the largest and most powerful religious order in Roman Catholicism, Boyle paints a vivid picture of Loyola's world. She surveys rhetorical and artistic theory, religious iconography, everyday custom, and an astonishing array of scenes and subjects: from curiosity, to codes of honor, to the holy places of Spain, to the significance of apparitions and flying serpents. Written in the tradition of Renaissance studies on individualism, Loyola's Acts engages current interest in autobiography and in the history of private life. The book also provides a powerful heuristic for interpreting a wide range of texts of the Christian tradition. Finally, this secular treatment of a canonized saint provides revealing insights into how a prestigious sixteenth-century figure like Loyola understood himself.

The Ten Commandments In Medieval And Early Modern Culture

Author: Youri Desplenter
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004325778
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This collection of essays charts the rise to prominence of the Ten Commandments in religious and artistic developments in the culture of late-medieval Western Europe (13th-15th centuries). Contributions include discussions of catechetical texts as well as literary writings.

The Authority Of The Word

Author: Celeste Brusati
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004215158
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This book examines scriptural authority and its textual and visual instruments, asking how words and images interacted to represent and by representing to constitute authority, both sacred and secular, in Northern Europe between 1400 and 1700.