Arts, portraits and representation in the Reformation era : proceedings of the Fourth Reformation Research Consortium Conference : with 111 figures /
Patrizio Foresta, Federica Meloni (eds.).
Göttingen : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, [2019]
496 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
3525552491, 9783525552490
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Göttingen : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, [2019]
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Introduction / Federica Meloni -- Who is who in God's pasture : functions of the motif of the Good Shepherd in German prints in the first half of the 16th century / Joanna Kaźmierczak -- The mystic winepress : evolution, use and meaning of a controversial image at the time of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation / Sílvia Canalda i Llobet, Cristina Fontcuberta i Famadas -- Delusive riches : allegorical representations of Gdańsk in art at the end of the 16th and in the first half of the 17th century / Magdalena Mielnik -- Two humanists in exile : neo-Stoic notions in the Gdańsk portraits of Giovanni Bernardino Bonifacio, Marquis of Oria (1517-1597), and Martin Opitz (1597-1639) / Aleksandra Jaśniewicz -- The role of St John's Hospital religious community in Bruges in the 16th- and 17th-century history of care : how did the tangible 17th-century art collection commissioned by St John's Hospital represent the intangible history of caring for people? / Sibylla Goegebuer -- Erasmus of Rotterdam and Quentin Metsys : a reassessment / Tamara Dominici -- The so-called 'Reformation Altarpiece' by the Cranach workshop and the restyling of the Wittenberg town church between 1500 and 1600 / Insa Christiane Hennen -- Die Bedeutung der Bildnisse der sogenannten Wittenberger Gruppe für die Legitimierung und Institutionalisierung des Augsburger Bekenntnisses / Aurelia Zduńczyk -- Zwischen Repräsentation und Glaubensbekenntnis : die Grabanlagen der Familie von Schaffgotsch in Reußendorf und Greiffenberg / Justyna Chodasewicz -- A church of free peasants and the semantics of representation : Lüdingworth in Land Hadeln / Kathrin Ellwardt -- Jews, Lutherans, Friars Minor : the image of 'Infidels' in the depiction of the Trial of Christ from Wschowa (Fraustadt) / Marta Małkus, Anna Michalska -- Konfessionalismus im Bild : Der Kupferstich "Der Papst im Lateran" von Jan van Londerseel nach einem Gemälde von Hendrick Aerts / Rainer Kobe -- Text and media : portraits and representation in Elizabethan England / William Dyrness -- Cultural transfers and shifts in meaning : Reformers' portraits on English and German memorial sheets of the 18th and 19th centuries / Maria Lucia Weigel -- The Eucharist as a mysterious representation of Christ / Herman A. Speelman -- 'Das die Seele oder Geyst der menschen, vnsterblich sey' : arguments for the immortality of the soul in later 16th-century German Lutheran theology / Gábor Ittzés -- This 'society is an imitation and representation of the apostolic order' : the Jesuits and their self-understanding from Jerónimo Nadal to the Imago primi saeculi Societatis Jesu (16th-17th century) / Patrizio Foresta -- Reformation and nation : Karl Hase and Ferdinand Christian Baur on the Reformation as a typically German affair / Volkmar Ortmann -- Luther's theology and the theological place of the Jews : thought-provoking relevance and connections in Erich Przywara's theological proposal / Fabrizio Mandreoli -- Figura, allegory, and the role of the Reformation in Erich Auerbach's historical perspectivism / Fabio Todesco -- Greenblatt's self-fashioning revisited : the problem(s) of representing a self in the Reformation era : historical anthropological remarks / Zsombor Tóth.
general note
"This volume has been printed with the contribution of Fondazione per le scienze religiose Giovanni XXIII di Bologna." --From Title page verso.
The proceedings of the Fourth Reformation Research Consortium conference were held May 15th-17th, 2014 -- From page 4 of cover.
The role played by artistic, literary, historical and theological representations in the establishment of the European Reformation has attracted scholarly attention over the years. While they were generally regarded as a significant means of conveying the evangelical message, particularly in a society with a low average literacy rate, this scholarly consensus was then seriously challenged by objecting that their meaning must have remained opaque to those who couldn?t read and interpret their sometimes multilayered imagery and their verbal and figurative messages. This volume, which publishes some of the papers delivered at the Fourth Reformation Research Consortium Conference held in Bologna, May 15th-17th, 2014, is an attempt to examine the visual intelligibility of the European Reformation by a comparative, multiconfessional and multidisciplinary analysis of examples taken from both the Catholic and the Protestant world in the Early Modern and Modern Era, with particular reference to the figurative arts, but also to history and theology. All the case studies included here examine their peculiar subjects with regard to their religious and artistic contexts, in order to understand their historical significance in a new fashion, combining approaches from political history, history of arts, historiography, anthropology, philosophy and theology. Thus, the volume offers a very rich outline of how visual culture and representation through arts was embodied in very different cultural portraits and images. --
language note
18 English, 3 German contributions.
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

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