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Art as Revelation

David Brown

in Tradition and Imagination: Revelation and Change

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269915
eISBN:
9780191600432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269919.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Explains how art can sometimes function as a stimulus towards changes in understanding of the nature of revelation. In the iconoclastic controversy, the incarnation was used to give a legitimacy to ... More


Spiritual Armories on the New Suburban Landscape

Jeanne Halgren Kilde

in When Church Became Theatre: The Transformation of Evangelical Architecture and Worship in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195143416
eISBN:
9780199834372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195143418.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

After the Civil War, population growth, industrialization, and urbanization significantly affected evangelical congregations. As many established congregations decided to move away from their ... More


The Monastic Paradigm and the Romanesque Style

Richard Viladesau

in The Beauty of the Cross: The Passion of Christ in Theology and the Arts from the Catacombs to the Eve of the Renaissance

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195188110
eISBN:
9780199784738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019518811X.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Romanesque ivory crucifix of Fernand and Sancha, with a smiling victorious Christ reigning from the cross, illustrates the aesthetic mediation of soteriology in the early middle ages. The theme ... More


Competing Styles: Architectural Aims and Wider Setting

David Brown

in God and Enchantment of Place: Reclaiming Human Experience

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199271986
eISBN:
9780191602801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271984.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter explores how architecture has been used to aid experience of the divine in church buildings up to the end of the nineteenth-century. It opens by considering the intentions behind the ... More


Catholic Themes in Art and Music

Charles Scribner III

in Teaching the Tradition: Catholic Themes in Academic Disciplines

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199795307
eISBN:
9780199932894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795307.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

God made things perfectly, and Michelangelo presented them in idealized form in his sculpture and painting. The anguish Michelangelo suffered to create beautiful things spurred him on to create an ... More


The Migrant in English Art: Perspectives on Influence and Agency

Julian Luxford

in Migrants in Medieval England, c. 500-c. 1500

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197266724
eISBN:
9780191916052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266724.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter addresses English medieval art and architecture in the long term and is of a basically methodological character. It argues for a view of immigrancy rooted in stylistic and (less ... More


The Lithic Garden: Nature and the Transformation of the Medieval Church

Mailan S. Doquang

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190631796
eISBN:
9780190631826
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190631796.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This ambitious book offers new perspectives on the role of vegetal ornament in medieval church design. Focusing on an extensive series of foliate friezes articulating iconic French monuments, such as ... More


Material Culture: From Arts to Coins

Oliver H. Creighton, Duncan W. Wright, Michael Fradley, and Steven Trick

in Anarchy: War and Status in 12th-Century Landscapes of Conflict

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781781382424
eISBN:
9781786943996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382424.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter examines the material culture of the twelfth century and assesses evidence for change as a result of the civil war. The period’s pottery shows a myriad of regionally distinctive patterns ... More


“A White Mantle of Churches”

John Howe

in Before the Gregorian Reform: The Latin Church at the Turn of the First Millennium

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452895
eISBN:
9781501703713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452895.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines the church building and reconstruction boom in postmillennial Europe, and especially in France and Italy: what Rodulfus Glaber calls a “white mantle of churches.” The new ... More


Phillips Brooks and Trinity Church: Symbols for an Age

Peter W. Williams

in Religion, Art, and Money: Episcopalians and American Culture from the Civil War to the Great Depression

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469626970
eISBN:
9781469628134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626970.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The origins of Trinity Church date back to 1730, and it was built to provide accommodation for the city’s growing Anglican population in Boston. Phillips Brooks accepted the call of Trinity Church in ... More


Neoclassicism, the Gothic Revival, and the Civic Realm

Kathleen James-Chakraborty

in Architecture since 1400

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673964
eISBN:
9781452946047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673964.003.0016
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter considers the emergence of new civic architecture from the mid-eighteenth through the mid-nineteenth centuries, reflecting the enormous shifts in European and North American social and ... More


Introduction

George Garnett

in The Norman Conquest in English History: Volume I: A Broken Chain?

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198726166
eISBN:
9780191793042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198726166.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

The Introduction provides an overview of the argument of the whole volume. It concludes by anticipating how the first volume will connect with the second volume.


The Early Twelfth-Century Perspective in English Historical Writing

George Garnett

in The Norman Conquest in English History: Volume I: A Broken Chain?

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198726166
eISBN:
9780191793042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198726166.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

Chapter 1 explains why, about 40 years after the Conquest, a number of English monastic historians tried to construct the first histories of England to be written since Bede’s Ecclesiastical History. ... More


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