In the Beauty of Holiness : Art and the Bible in Western Culture, Hardback Book

In the Beauty of Holiness : Art and the Bible in Western Culture Hardback

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Beautifully illustrated work from an eminent authority on the Bible, art, and culture Beauty is a highly significant subject in the Bible.

So is holiness. In this study of Christian fine art David Lyle Jeffrey explores the relationship between beauty and holiness as he integrates aesthetic perspectives from the ancient Hebrew Scriptures through Augustine, Aquinas, and Kant down to contemporary philosophers of art. Incorporating sample artworks ranging from the Roman catacombs to Marc Chagall, Jeffrey demonstrates that the Bible has consistently been the most profound and productive resource for the visual arts in the West.

He contextualizes Western European art from the second century through the twenty-first in relation not only to the biblical narrative but also to liturgy and historical theology. Lavishly illustrated with more than one hundred masterworks, In the Beauty of Holiness is ideally suited to students of Christian fine art and to general readers wanting to better understand the story of Christian art through the centuries.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 448 pages
  • Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Theory of art
  • ISBN: 9780802874702

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