The Edinburgh Companion to the Bible and the Arts by Stephen PrickettThe Edinburgh Companion to the Bible and the Arts by Stephen Prickett

The Edinburgh Companion to the Bible and the Arts

EditorStephen Prickett

Hardcover | April 11, 2014

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Presents original and authoritative assessments of the changing relationship between the Bible and the arts.In this unique Companion, 35 scholars, from world-famous to just beginning, explore the role of the Bible in art and of artistic motifs in the Bible. The specially commissioned chapters demonstrate that just as the arts have portrayed biblical stories in a variety of ways and media over thecenturies, so what we call "the" Bible is not actually a single entity but has been composed of fiercely contested translations of texts in many languages, whose selection has depended historically on a variety of cultural pressures, theological, social, and, not least, aesthetic.Divided into 3 sections, Inspiration and Theory, Art and Architecture, and Literature, this generously illustrated collection includes a wide spectrum of thoughtful essays on aesthetic interpretations of specific biblical books; of the Hebrew and Christian Bibles as a whole; the transmission ofbiblical texts; various bindings and illustrations of Bibles - in response to pressures as diverse as Islamic craftsmanship and the English Reformation; as well as biblical influences on poetry, painting, church architecture, decoration, and stained glass; on poetry, hymns, novels, plays, andfantasy literature from the earliest days of the Christian era to the present.
Stephen Prickett is Regius Professor Emeritus of English, at the University of Glasgow and honorary Professor of English at the University of Kent, Canterbury. He has also taught at the Universities of Sussex, the Australian National University in Canberra, Duke University, and Baylor University, where he was Director of the Armstrong...
Title:The Edinburgh Companion to the Bible and the ArtsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:768 pages, 6.69 × 9.61 × 0.98 inPublished:April 11, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0748639330

ISBN - 13:9780748639335