The Sacred Heart of Jesus Paperback

The Visual Evolution of a Devotion

by David Morgan;

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The Sacred Heart of Jesus

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Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus has been controversial from its beginning in the life of the French Visitationist nun Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647-1690), who established the devotion after a series of mystical visions of Christ. Under the leadership of Sister Sophie Barat, founder of the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1800, the devotion was taken around the world in the course of the nineteenth century.Wherever it went, the devotion took the shape of an evolving visual culture. Even during Alacoque's lifetime, imagery was a fundamental part of practicing the devotion. The visual record of iconography and visual practice thereafter registers the development of the devotion. "The Sacred Heart of Jesus" traces the unfolding visual biography of the Sacred Heart, showing how imagery and visual practice document the history of the devotion and the remarkable range of its evolution.

The Sacred Heart of Jesus by David Morgan was published by Amsterdam University Press in March 2008 and is our 41000th best seller. The ISBN for The Sacred Heart of Jesus is 9789089640192.

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Details for The Sacred Heart of Jesus

Page last updated 26th July 2017
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherAmsterdam University Press (March 2008)
Number of Pages50
Thickness5 mm
Height210 mm
Width148 mm
Product Code1239059
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