Ruskins God by Michael WheelerRuskins God by Michael Wheeler

Ruskins God

byMichael WheelerEditorGillian Beer

Paperback | November 2, 2006

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Ruskin's God is the first full-length study of the impact that John Ruskin's religion had on his many and varied writings. Part I, "The Author of Modern Painters," covers the first half of his career, when he was an Evangelical Christian and aimed to teach people how to see paintings, buildings and landscapes. In Part II, "Victorian Solomon," Michael Wheeler shows how in his later writings Ruskin, drawing on ancient wisdom, aimed to teach people how to live.
Title:Ruskins GodFormat:PaperbackDimensions:324 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:November 2, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521026814

ISBN - 13:9780521026819


Table of Contents

List of plates; Preface; List of abbreviations; 1. Introduction: 'To enlighten a People by your Wisdom': the divine commission; Part I. The author of Modern Painters: 2. 'The Shechinah of the blue': in God's temple; 3. 'The Peace of God' and a Christian theory of art; 4. 'The Book-Temple': a Protestant beholder of St Mark's; 5. 'True sacred art' and Christ the great high priest; 6. Solomon's 'Christian royalty': a rite of passage in Turin; Part II. Victorian Solomon: 7. Solomon's 'maxims concerning wealth'; 8. Science, myth and a creative wisdom; 9. St George, St Francis and the rule of love and wisdom; 10. Fragments of Christendom in Venice and Amiens; 11. The 'visible Heaven' and apocalyptic wisdom; Appendix; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"a scholarly tour de force in the study of nineteenth-century literature and religion." Christianity & Literature