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There have been many histories of Christian art and architecture, and many that have paid attention to the various cultural, social, and economic contexts in which the architecture and art appeared. Most of these accounts have been written by art historians. Kevin Seasoltz writes as a theologian, whose aim is to relate theological and liturgical developments throughout the course of Christian history to developments in sacred architecture and art. Believing that sacred buildings and artifacts have often been more constitutive of theological developments that constitutive of them, Seasoltz wants to help people discover architecture and art as theological loci—places of revelation.Following a chapter on culture as the context for theology, liturgy, and art, Seasoltz surveys developments from the early church up through the conventional artistic styles and periods. He pays particular attention to the conflicts that emerged between religion and art since the Enlightenment and to the significant advances made since the middle of the twentieth century to reconciling a wide range of competent architects, artists, and craft persons to the ministry of the Protestant, Anglican, and Catholic churches. Comprehensive, illuminating, ecumenical.

Book News Annotation:

In order to impart a deeper understanding the relationship between the various arts and theology, and especially liturgical celebrations, Roman Catholic liturgical scholar Seasoltz (liturgy, St. John's College, Collegeville) traces the history of the arts in Western society at large and particularly within the churches. Among important points, he says, are the major shifts that took place following the Renaissance, and the sharp conflicts between religion and the arts since the Enlightenment.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

There have been many histories of Christian art and architecture, and many that have paid attention to the various cultural, social, and economic contexts in which the architecture and art appeared. Most of these accounts have been written by art historians. Kevin Seasoltz writes as a theologian, whose aim is to relate theological and liturgical developments throughout the course of Christian history to developments in sacred architecture and art. Believing that sacred buildings and artifacts have often been more constitutive of theological developments that constitutive of them, Seasoltz wants to help people discover architecture and art as theological loci places of revelation.Following a chapter on culture as the context for theology, liturgy, and art, Seasoltz surveys developments from the early church up through the conventional artistic styles and periods. He pays particular attention to the conflicts that emerged between religion and art since the Enlightenment and to the significant advances made since the middle of the twentieth century to reconciling a wide range of competent architects, artists, and craft persons to the ministry of the Protestant, Anglican, and Catholic churches. Comprehensive, illuminating, ecumenical.

Synopsis:

There have been many histories of Christian art and architecturebut none written be a theologian such as Kevin Seasoltz. Following a chapter on culture as the context for theology, liturgy, and art, Seasoltz surveys developments from the early church up through the conventional artistic styles and periods. Comprehensive, illuminating, ecumenical.

Table of Contents

1.Culture: The Context for Theology, Liturgy, Sacred Architecture and Art2.The Responses of the Churches to Cultural Shifts3.Sacred Architecture and Art in the Bible and the Early History of the Church4.Theology, Liturgy, and Sacred Architecture and Art in the Post-Constantinian Church5.Theology and Romanesque and Gothic Architecture and Art6.Renaissance, Baroque, and Reformation Periods7.Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth Centuries8.Architectural and Liturgical Reforms in the First Half of the Twentieth Century9.Liturgy and Sacred Architecture and Art Since World War II10.Twentieth-Century Monastic Architecture11.Sacred Art from 1900 to the PresentConclusions

Product Details

ISBN:
9780826417015
Subtitle:
Theological Foundations of Christian Architecture and Art
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Author:
Seasoltz, R. Kevin
Subject:
General
Subject:
Religion - Church History
Subject:
Christian art and symbolism
Subject:
Church architecture
Subject:
Christianity - History - General
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Religious
Subject:
Christianity-Church History General
Subject:
General Religion
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20050413
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.32 x 1.111 x 1.09 in

Related Subjects

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Religion » Christianity » Church History » General
Religion » Western Religions » Theology

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"Synopsis" by , There have been many histories of Christian art and architecture, and many that have paid attention to the various cultural, social, and economic contexts in which the architecture and art appeared. Most of these accounts have been written by art historians. Kevin Seasoltz writes as a theologian, whose aim is to relate theological and liturgical developments throughout the course of Christian history to developments in sacred architecture and art. Believing that sacred buildings and artifacts have often been more constitutive of theological developments that constitutive of them, Seasoltz wants to help people discover architecture and art as theological loci places of revelation.Following a chapter on culture as the context for theology, liturgy, and art, Seasoltz surveys developments from the early church up through the conventional artistic styles and periods. He pays particular attention to the conflicts that emerged between religion and art since the Enlightenment and to the significant advances made since the middle of the twentieth century to reconciling a wide range of competent architects, artists, and craft persons to the ministry of the Protestant, Anglican, and Catholic churches. Comprehensive, illuminating, ecumenical.
"Synopsis" by , There have been many histories of Christian art and architecturebut none written be a theologian such as Kevin Seasoltz. Following a chapter on culture as the context for theology, liturgy, and art, Seasoltz surveys developments from the early church up through the conventional artistic styles and periods. Comprehensive, illuminating, ecumenical.
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