Reformed Theology and Visual Culture: The Protestant Imagination from Calvin to Edwards by William A. DyrnessReformed Theology and Visual Culture: The Protestant Imagination from Calvin to Edwards by William A. Dyrness

Reformed Theology and Visual Culture: The Protestant Imagination from Calvin to Edwards

byWilliam A. Dyrness

Paperback | June 21, 2004

Pricing and Purchase Info

$63.36

Earn 317 plum® points
Quantity:

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

William Dyrness explores the roots of Reformed theology from sixteenth-century Geneva to seventeenth and eighteenth-century Puritan New England. Though this tradition impeded development of particular visual forms, Dyrness argues that it encouraged others, especially in areas of popular culture and the order of family and community. Exploring the theology of Calvin and others, Dyrness demonstrates how the tradition created a new aesthetic of simplicity, inwardness and order to express underlying theological commitments.
Title:Reformed Theology and Visual Culture: The Protestant Imagination from Calvin to EdwardsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:356 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.79 inPublished:June 21, 2004Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521540739

ISBN - 13:9780521540735

Reviews

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: imagination, theology and visual culture; 2. Medieval faith and the ambiguity of sight; 3. John Calvin: seeing God in the preached word; 4. England and the visual culture of the reformation; 5. William Ames, John Cotton and seventeenth-century puritanism; 6. Seventeenth-century visual culture; 7. Jonathan Edwards: the world as image and shadow.

Editorial Reviews

"This eucharistic reflection by Rembrandt's friend, Constantijn Huygens, takes us to the heart of Dyrness's learned, indeed passionate plea that we look afresh, critically but empathetically, at the imaginative dimensions of the Reformed heritage." - Peter Matheson, Otago University