Reformed Theology And Visual Culture Paperback

The Protestant Imagination from Calvin to Edwards

by William Dyrness;

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Reformed Theology And Visual Culture

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With the walls of their churches bereft of imagery and colour and their worship centered around sermons with carefully constructed outlines (as opposed to movement and drama), Reformed Protestants have often been accused of being dour and unimaginative. Here, William Dyrness explores the roots of Reformed theology in an attempt to counteract these prevailing notions. Studying sixteenth-century Geneva and England, seventeenth-century England and Holland and seventeenth and eighteenth-century Puritan New England, Dyrness argues that, though this tradition impeded development of particular visual forms, it encouraged others, especially in areas of popular culture and the ordering of family and community. Exploring the theology of John Calvin, William Ames, John Cotton and Jonathan Edwards, Dyrness shows how this tradition created a new aesthetic of simplicity, inwardness and order to express underlying theological commitments. With over forty illustrations, this book will prove invaluable to those interested in the Reformed tradition

Reformed Theology And Visual Culture by William Dyrness was published by Cambridge University Press in June 2004 and is our 47158th best seller. The ISBN for Reformed Theology And Visual Culture is 9780521540735.

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Details for Reformed Theology And Visual Culture

Page last updated 17th January 2016
Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherCambridge University Press (June 2004)
Number of Pages356
Thickness20 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code1007601
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