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Title Art and mysticism : interfaces in the medieval and modern periods / edited by Helen Appleton and Louise Nelstrop
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018
book jacket
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 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  N72.M85 A784 2018    AVAILABLE    30530001310564
Descript xvi, 271 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Contemporary theological explorations in mysticism
Contemporary theological explorations in mysticism
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
From the visual and textual art of Anglo-Saxon England onwards, images held a surprising power in the Western Christian tradition. Not only did these artistic representations provide images through which to find God, they also held mystical potential, and likewise mystical writing, from the early medieval period onwards, is also filled with images of God that likewise refracts and reflects His glory. This collection of essays introduces the currents of thought and practice that underpin this artistic engagement with Western Christian mysticism, and explores the continued link between art and theology. The book features contributions from an international panel of leading academics, and is divided into four sections. The first section offers theoretical and philosophical considerations of mystical aesthetics and the interplay between mysticism and art. The final three sections investigate this interplay between the arts and mysticism from three key vantage points. The purpose of the volume is to explore this rarely considered yet crucial interface between art and mysticism. It is therefore an important and illuminating collection of scholarship that will appeal to scholars of theology and Christian mysticism as much as those who study literature, the arts and art history
Subject Mysticism and art -- History
Mysticism in art -- History
Christianity and art -- History
Alt Author Appleton, Helen, editor
Nelstrop, Louise, editor
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