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The Triumph of the Cross: The Passion of Christ in Theology and the Arts from the Renaissance to the Counter-Reformation

Richard Viladesau

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195335668
eISBN:
9780199869015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335668.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This volume, a sequel to the author's earlier book The Beauty of the Cross, carries the study of Christian soteriology into the Renaissance, Reformation and Counter‐Reformation eras. Drawing on ... More


Hearing Bach's Passions

Daniel R. Melamed

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195169331
eISBN:
9780199865376
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169331.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Johann Sebastian Bach's two surviving passions—St. John and St. Matthew—are an essential part of the modern repertory, performed regularly both by professional ensembles and amateur groups. These ... More


Oberammergau in the Nazi Era: The Fate of a Catholic Village in Hitler's Germany

Helena Waddy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195371277
eISBN:
9780199777341
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371277.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In August 1934 Adolf Hitler attended the world-famous Oberammergau Passion Play, falsely branding the villagers as Nazi ideologues. In fact, the drama reflected traditional interpretations of the ... More


The Emotions in Early-Modern Catholicism

Susan C. Karant-Nunn

in Reformation of Feeling: Shaping the Religious Emotions in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195399738
eISBN:
9780199777198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399738.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the sermons of Catholic preachers in the fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth centuries. Among these are sermons by Paul Wann (1420/25–89), who left in manuscript form a series ... More


The Reformed Churches

Susan C. Karant-Nunn

in Reformation of Feeling: Shaping the Religious Emotions in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195399738
eISBN:
9780199777198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399738.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on Calvinism and the mood of Calvin's preaching. Calvin is not typical of those of his followers who ministered within the Holy Roman Empire and who most assuredly agreed with ... More


Proper Feelings in and around the Death-Bed

Susan C. Karant-Nunn

in Reformation of Feeling: Shaping the Religious Emotions in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195399738
eISBN:
9780199777198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399738.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

The Crucifixion and Resurrection of Christ conferred upon Christianity its essential meaning. The Passion was to guide the faithful through their entire existence on earth. Even had they failed to ... More


The Formation of Religious Sensibilities: The Reception of Recommendations for Proper Feeling

Susan C. Karant-Nunn

in Reformation of Feeling: Shaping the Religious Emotions in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195399738
eISBN:
9780199777198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399738.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

This chapter considers the writings of three laypeople—the late-medieval Catholic physician Ulrich Pinder, the blind unmarried woman (Jungfraw) of Braunschweig Justitia Sengers, and the ... More


The Religious Emotions: Conclusions

Susan C. Karant-Nunn

in Reformation of Feeling: Shaping the Religious Emotions in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195399738
eISBN:
9780199777198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399738.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

This concluding chapter begins by examining the sermons of men who are representative of their respective faith-alliances, namely, Catholicism, Lutheranism, and Calvinism. It then considers the ... More


 The Cross in Early Renaissance Theology and Art

Richard Viladesau

in The Triumph of the Cross: The Passion of Christ in Theology and the Arts from the Renaissance to the Counter-Reformation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195335668
eISBN:
9780199869015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335668.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the place of the cross in the theology and preaching of the century leading into the Protestant Reformation. The writings of Vincent Ferrer and Girolomo Savonarola provide ... More


Catholics

Helena Waddy

in Oberammergau in the Nazi Era: The Fate of a Catholic Village in Hitler's Germany

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195371277
eISBN:
9780199777341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371277.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter One introduces master potter Anton Lang, the most famous player of Christ and an exemplary Catholic whose lifestyle helped to promote the Bavarian People’s Party (BVP) and whose success as a ... More


Voters

Helena Waddy

in Oberammergau in the Nazi Era: The Fate of a Catholic Village in Hitler's Germany

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195371277
eISBN:
9780199777341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371277.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter Two introduces Oberammergau’s increasingly complex political culture by describing the Corpus Christi procession in which youths carry banners, costumed girls display a Marian statue, and ... More


Players

Helena Waddy

in Oberammergau in the Nazi Era: The Fate of a Catholic Village in Hitler's Germany

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195371277
eISBN:
9780199777341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371277.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter Five focuses on a special 1934 anniversary Passion Play season, the success of which required a truce between Nazi and Catholic villagers soon threatened by an escalating feud between the ... More


Leaders

Helena Waddy

in Oberammergau in the Nazi Era: The Fate of a Catholic Village in Hitler's Germany

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195371277
eISBN:
9780199777341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371277.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter Six introduces Oberammergau’s venerable Music Club, whose members, dressed in colorful uniforms, played a crucial role in both Catholic processions and the entertainment of tourists, as well ... More


Allies

Helena Waddy

in Oberammergau in the Nazi Era: The Fate of a Catholic Village in Hitler's Germany

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195371277
eISBN:
9780199777341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371277.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

A local resistance group named after a rare Alpine bird opens Chapter Eight. Oberammergau’s forestry chief led this effort at peaceful surrender to the occupying Americans who brought a harsh postwar ... More


Conclusion

Helena Waddy

in Oberammergau in the Nazi Era: The Fate of a Catholic Village in Hitler's Germany

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195371277
eISBN:
9780199777341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371277.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Conclusion explores the author’s acquired understanding of how the Nazis’ dictatorial intrusions were refracted through the special lens of Oberammergau’s Passion Play culture; both Nazis and ... More


Jesus Christ, Superstar: The Passion of the Press

Jeremy Lott

in Blind Spot: When Journalists Don't Get Religion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374360
eISBN:
9780199871902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374360.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter reviews critical coverage of Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ and finds little attempt to understand or portray the movie on its own terms—that it was not any effort at a literal ... More


The Price of Assimilation: Felix Mendelssohn and the Nineteenth-Century Anti-Semitic Tradition

Jeffrey S. Sposato

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195149746
eISBN:
9780199870783
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149746.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book examines the relationship of composer Felix Mendelssohn (1809–47) to his Jewish heritage. Most scholars since World War Two have assumed that Mendelssohn, who was born Jewish but was ... More


Chapter Two The Renaissance of Arranging: First Works for and with Duke Ellington

Walter van de Leur

in Something to Live For: The Music of Billy Strayhorn

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195124484
eISBN:
9780199868711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195124484.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter opens with the first meeting of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn in December 1938. The section introduces Strayhorn’s first recorded works, including small-band arrangements and ... More


The St. Matthew Passion Revival

Jeffrey S. Sposato

in The Price of Assimilation: Felix Mendelssohn and the Nineteenth-Century Anti-Semitic Tradition

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195149746
eISBN:
9780199870783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149746.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores Felix Mendelssohn's 1829 revival of Johann Sebastian Bach's St. Matthew Passion (Matthaus-Passion). Musicologist Michael Marissen has argued that in preparing for the revival, ... More


Conclusion: Matters of Perspective

Jeffrey S. Sposato

in The Price of Assimilation: Felix Mendelssohn and the Nineteenth-Century Anti-Semitic Tradition

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195149746
eISBN:
9780199870783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149746.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This concluding chapter reviews the overall argument of the book. It summarizes how Mendelssohn's early sacred works, including his edition of The St. Matthew Passion, his unused libretto for Marx's ... More


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