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Environmental values in Christian art

Author: Susan Bratton
Publisher: Albany, NY : State University of New York Press, ©2008.
Series: SUNY series on religion and the environment.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book looks at what art reveals about the environmental values of Christianity. As western Europe transitioned to Christianity, pagan religious aesthetics changed or were displaced. Focusing on Christian art and architecture from early third-century Rome to seventeenth-century Netherlands, Susan Power Bratton examines this transition. She explores the relationship between Christ and nature in emergent Christian  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Bratton
ISBN: 9780791472651 0791472655
OCLC Number: 80358834
Description: ix, 282 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Environmental values in Christian art --
The good shepherd and his dog : nature in the earliest Christian art --
Cosmos without a crucifix : Basilicas in Rome and Ravenna --
Irish creation from high crosses to the Book of Kells --
Urbanization and the end of animal sacrifice --
Medieval transitions : a dying creator and the hybridization of hell --
The transcendent gothic : glorious light, green cross --
Gothic perspectives on feudalism, urbanization, peasants, and poverty --
Gothic naturalism, Christian dualism, and environmental racism --
Renaissance realism : the virgin's meadow --
The reformers : the creator in rustic landscapes --
God's body and blood as bread and wine.
Series Title: SUNY series on religion and the environment.
Responsibility: Susan Power Bratton.
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"This book looks at what art reveals about the environmental values of Christianity. As western Europe transitioned to Christianity, pagan religious aesthetics changed or were displaced. Focusing on Christian art and architecture from early third-century Rome to seventeenth-century Netherlands, Susan Power Bratton examines this transition. She explores the relationship between Christ and nature in emergent Christian art, the role nonhumans play in this art, and how Christian art represents the ownership and management of natural resources."--Jacket.

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