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The Surprising Origins of Enlightenment Aesthetics

Dorothea E. von Mücke

in The Practices of the Enlightenment: Aesthetics, By (author)ship, and the Public

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172462
eISBN:
9780231539333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172462.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter charts the beginnings of Enlightenment aesthetics. Instead of tracing a certain trend in philosophical discourse about the value of art and the specific kind of access to truth that ... More


Inner and Outer Revelation: Johann Arndt and Philipp Nicolai

Eric Chafe

in Tears into Wine: J. S. Bach's Cantata 21 in its Musical and Theological Contexts

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190217297
eISBN:
9780190217310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190217297.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter surveys the theological writings and outlooks of two very prominent Lutheran authors around the turn of the seventeenth century: Johann Arndt and Philipp Nicolai. Whereas Arndt is well ... More


Image, Instruction, and Emotion: Visual Piety during the Seventeenth Century

Bridget Heal

in A Magnificent Faith: Art and Identity in Lutheran Germany

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198737575
eISBN:
9780191800993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198737575.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

Chapter 4 turns from the confessional to the devotional image, investigating seventeenth-century transformations in the ways in which theologians and pastors understood images’ spiritual value. It ... More


Pietism and the Problem of Human Craft (Menschen-kunst)

Jennifer A. Herdt

in Forming Humanity: Redeeming the German Bildung Tradition

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226618487
eISBN:
9780226618517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226618517.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter focuses on the 17th-century context for the development of the Bildung tradition, looking at the German Pietist movement and at two mystical thinkers who significantly influenced that ... More


Layers of Time: The Theology of the Christmas Oratorio

Markus Rathey

in Johann Sebastian Bach's Christmas Oratorio: Music, Theology, Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190275259
eISBN:
9780190275273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190275259.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The rejection of older traditions of celebrating Christmas, as outlined in chapter 2, led to a new theological understanding of the feast. Central ideas that are emphasized by seventeenth- and ... More


The History of the Concept of Religious Awakening in German Protestantism

Andrew Kloes

in The German Awakening: Protestant Renewal after the Enlightenment, 1815-1848

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190936860
eISBN:
9780190936891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190936860.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The concept of religious “awakening” was central to the identity of certain German Protestants in the early nineteenth century. However, those Protestants whose activities constituted the Awakening ... More


Conclusion

Bridget Heal

in A Magnificent Faith: Art and Identity in Lutheran Germany

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198737575
eISBN:
9780191800993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198737575.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

The conclusion highlights the extent to which the research presented in this book changes our understanding of Lutheran confessional culture. It reiterates the book’s main structure and themes: ... More


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