In the Beginning is the Icon: A Liberative Theology of Images, Visual Arts and Culture

In the Beginning is the Icon: A Liberative Theology of Images, Visual Arts and Culture

By: Sigurd Bergmann (author)Hardback

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Icons provide depictions of God or encounters with the divine that enable reflection and prayer. 'In the Beginning is the Icon' explores the value of these images for a theology of liberation. Iconology, art theory, philosophical aesthetics, art history and anthropology are integrated with rigorous theological reflection to argue that the creation and observation of pictures can have a liberating effect on humanity. In presenting art from across the world, 'In the Beginning is the Icon' reflects the ethnocentricity of both art and religious studies and offers a new cross-cultural approach to the theology of art.

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About Author

Sigurd Bergmann, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim.

Contents

PrefaceI. What is an image?II. What is art?III. Theological views of artIV. World artV. Aesthetics of liberation ----- towards a contextual theology of artBibliography

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/04/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781845531720
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 200
  • ID: 9781845531720
  • weight: 544
  • ISBN10: 1845531728
  • translations: Swedish

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