Visual piety : a history and theory of popular religious images /

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Main Author: Morgan, David, 1957-
Format: Book
Published:Berkeley : University of California Press, c1998.
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Table of Contents:
  • List of Illustrations
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Constructivism and the History of Visual Culture
  • Material Things and the Social Construction of Reality
  • The Aesthetics of Everyday Life
  • Images and Their Worlds
  • Chapter 1. The Practice of Visual Piety
  • High and Low
  • The Aesthetic of Disinterestedness
  • Toward an Aesthetic of Popular Religious Art
  • The Psychology of Recognition
  • Interactivity in the Reception of Popular Religious Images
  • Chapter 2. Empathy and Sympathy in the History of Visual Piety
  • Catholic Visual Piety from the Late Middle Ages to the Modern Period
  • Jonathan Edwards and the Aesthetic of Piety
  • Sympathy and Benevolence in Nineteenth-Century American Protestantism
  • "Home-Sympathy" and Christian Nurture
  • Chapter 3. The Masculinity of Christ
  • The Image of Male Friendship: Jonathan and David
  • The Christology of Friendship and Twentieth-Century Visual Piety
  • Chapter 4. Reading the Face of Jesus
  • The Head of Christ in Catholic and Lutheran Response
  • The Discourse of Hidden Images
  • Avant-Garde and Popular
  • Chapter 5. Domestic Devotion and Ritual
  • The Christian Home: A Domestic Description of the Sacred
  • Domestic Ritual and Images
  • Chapter 6. Memory and the Sacred
  • Space and Time
  • Memory and the Sacred
  • Modes of Remembrance: Narrative and Anecdotal Memory
  • Conclusion: Religious Images and the Social Construction of Everyday Life
  • Appendix. Letters and Demographics
  • Notes
  • Select Bibliography
  • Index

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