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Approaches to the visual in religion

Author: Daria Pezzoli-Olgiati; Christopher Rowland
Publisher: Göttingen ; Oakville, CT : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, ©2011.
Series: Research in contemporary religion, v. 10.
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Investigates the analysis of visual sources and their indispensable role for understanding and interpreting religions, their symbol systems, and the wider traditions of which they are a part. This  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daria Pezzoli-Olgiati; Christopher Rowland
ISBN: 9783525604427 3525604424
OCLC Number: 690085829
Description: 268 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I: Perspectives from the study of religion --
Introduction / Anna-Katharina Höpflinger, Marie-Therese Mäder --
Images in images : self-reflexivity in votive paintings from the 19th century / Daria Pezzoli-Olgiati --
From visibility to invisibility : a semiotic approach to Marduk's Battle against Tiāmat on a relief from Palmyra / Anna-Katharina Höpflinger --
Material Judaism : interpreting the Pushke / Melanie J. Wright --
Viewing and reconstructing caricatures : the "other" in Benjamin Roubaud's La leçon de danse / Monika Glavac --
Multilayer reality in documentary film : an approach towards a critical reading of documentary films on the basis of Arukihenro (T. Mendel, CH 2006) / Tommi Mendel --
A cultural studies approach to film and religion : context and film analysis of Yes (S. Potter, GB/USA 2004) / Marie-Therese Mäder --
Censorship as self-representation : interpreting the banning of I Accuse (W. Liebeneiner, D 1941) in Switzerland / Fabian Perlini-Pfister Part II: Hermeneutical perspectives --
Introduction / Davide Zordan --
A hermeneutical approach to text-image-interactions : Friedrich Dürrenmatt's reception of Don Quixote / Pierre Bühler --
Seeing, touching, feeling the word : Rembrandt's Old woman reading / Davide Zordan --
Seeing is believing : representations of women in the Luther Bible of 1534 / Ann Jeffers --
A reflection on aesthetic engagement in the light of Blake's hermeneutic : viewing The Nativity / Christopher Rowland --
Part III: Theological perspectives --
Introduction / Zoë Bennett --
A case study in visual exegesis : Hans Memling's Apocalypse panel / Natasha O'Hear --
Literary images : divine violence on stage in Exodus 15:1-18 / Debora Tonelli --
Images of sex and death as a challenge for theology : reflections on Matador (P. Almodóvar, E 1986) / Stefanie Knauss --
Creation made image and image made word : John Ruskin on J.M.W. Turner's Snow storm / Zoë Bennett.
Series Title: Research in contemporary religion, v. 10.
Responsibility: edited by Daria Pezzoli-Olgiati and Christopher Rowland.

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