Spiritus Loci

A Theological Method for Contemporary Church Architecture

Author: Bert Daelemans, S.J.

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004285369

Category: Religion

Page: 420

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In Spiritus Loci Bert Daelemans, architect and theologian, provides a threefold method for the theological assessment of church architecture, based on contemporary case studies (1995-2015).

The Value of Arts and Culture for Regional Development

A Scandinavian Perspective

Author: Lisbeth Lindeborg,Lars Lindkvist

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136760806

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 366

View: 8717

In this new volume, 28 Scandinavian researchers and others who are active in arts and culture seek to answer the questions: What has been the effect of regional and local investment in arts and culture? And what positive and negative experiences have there been? This book describes and analyzes the extent to which cultural investments at local and regional levels have stimulated development and led to essential processes of change for the community in general. Of special interest is how different places manage to "turn the tide". What do their development processes involve? Which ways and means do they use to go forward in order to change their paths and start anew? These are just a few of the important questions addressed in this book. One of the most important findings is that while you can never transfer the successful renewal of one place to another like a blueprint, certain common patterns in the cultural processes are discernible. The contributors to this book show the breadth of theoretical tools that can be used to increase awareness of the significance of culture for regional development. Throughout the book readers will find a multitude of theoretical concepts, from entrepreneurship theory, organizational institutionalism and cultural economy, to cultural planning and art management. This book will appeal to scholars and practitioners of urban and regional studies, and cultural and creative economics.

Beloved Dust

Tides of the Spirit in the Christian Life

Author: Robert Hughes

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826428436

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 432

View: 911

Beloved Dust takes a realistic and contemporary view of human being as entirely physical (dust) and then shows it immersed in three great tides of the Holy Spirit, the traditional threefold rhythm of conversion, transfiguration, and glory.

On Soul and Earth

The Psychic Value of Place

Author: Elena Liotta

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317723627

Category: Psychology

Page: 344

View: 3090

On Soul and Earth offers an original perspective on the relationship between the environment and the human psyche. Physical spaces contribute to the building of identity through personal experience and memory. Places evoke emotions and carry their own special meanings. Elena Liotta and her contributors also explore the neglected topics of migration and travel. The author has extensive clinical experience of working with patients from a wide variety of national and cultural backgrounds. Globalization is present in the clinical office as well as in the wider world and the transformations currently being wrought in the areas of cultural and national identity also impact on clinical work. This book will be of interest to Jungian analysts as well as psychotherapists and mental health professionals, especially those who are addressing transcultural and multicultural issues including voluntary or enforced migration. It will also appeal to urban planners, architects and those interested in environmental issues.

Art and Architecture in Naples, 1266-1713

New Approaches

Author: Cordelia Warr,Janis Elliott

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 144432439X

Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 3492

Often overshadowed by the cities of Florence and Rome in art-historical literature, this volume argues for the importance of Naples as an artistic and cultural centre, demonstrating the breadth and wealth of artistic experience within the city. Generously illustrated with some illustrations specifically commissioned for this book Questions the traditional definitions of 'cultural centres' which have led to the neglect of Naples as a centre of artistic importance A significant addition to the English-language scholarship on art in Naples

The Past, Present, and Future of Theologies of Interreligious Dialogue

Author: Terrence Merrigan,John Friday

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019251072X

Category: Religion

Page: 280

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The Past, Present and Future of Theology of Interreligious Dialogue brings together several of the most widely regarded specialists who have contributed to theological reflection on religious diversity and interreligious encounter. The chapters are united by the consistent theme of the obligation to engage with the challenges that emerge from the tension between the doctrinal tradition(s) of Christianity and the need to reconsider them in light of and in response to the fact of religious otherness. As a whole, these reflections are motivated by the desire to bring together a significant selection of different theological approaches that have been developed and appropriated in order to engage with religious difference in the past and present, as well as to suggest possibilities for the future. This confluence of perspectives reveals the complexity of theological reflection on religious diversity, and gives some indication of future challenges that must be acknowledged, and perhaps successfully met, in the ongoing attempt to address a universal reality in light of traditional doctrinal particularities and cultural concerns.

Transcendence and Sensoriness

Perceptions, Revelation, and the Arts

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004291695

Category: Philosophy

Page: 584

View: 1771

In Transcendence and Sensoriness, scholars of theology, philosophy, art, music, and architecture, discuss questions of transcendence, the human senses, and the arts through case studies considered in a broad theological framework of religious aesthetics of the arts.

The Athenaeum

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



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An Introduction to Philosophical Medicine in the Era of the Renaissance

Author: Walter Pagel

Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 9783805535182

Category: Medical

Page: 399

View: 4989

'... A work in the best tradition of bibliographical research... even the casual reader will be impressed to learn that, four centuries ago, the man who had the courage to burn in public the writings of Avicenna, recognised pulmonary disease in miners as an occupational hazard, cretinism and goitre as endemic in certain areas, and chorea and hysteria as manifestations of disease, not demonic possession.'

The Gospel According to John

Authorized King James Version

Author: N.A

Publisher: Canongate U.S.

ISBN: 9780802136190

Category: Bibles

Page: 61

View: 5938

The publication of the King James version of the Bible, translated between 1603 and 1611, coincided with an extraordinary flowering of English literature and is universally acknowledged as the greatest influence on English-language literature in history. Now, world-class literary writers introduce the book of the King James Bible in a series of beautifully designed, small-format volumes. The introducers' passionate, provocative, and personal engagements with the spirituality and the language of the text make the Bible come alive as a stunning work of literature and remind us of its overwhelming contemporary relevance.

Patrons, painters, and saints

studies in medieval Italian painting

Author: Julián Gardner

Publisher: Variorum Publishing


Category: Art

Page: 337

View: 8761

These papers investigate the revival of painting and mosaic in Rome in the second half of the 13th century and the contribution of Rome to the birth of modern painting. Their concern is with the interrelationships between pictures and their social, political and religious context. In this way, the early work of Giotto and the development of the Italian altarpiece are reconsidered, with particular attention being paid to questions of structure, setting and patronage. The work of Simone Martini for the Angevin Court at Naples and the promotion of the cult of new saints by visual means is examined within the context of the European politics of canonisation. Finally, Professor Gardner considers the artistic role of the Mendicant orders, in particular the Franciscans and the Dominicans, and their self-promotion by visual images.Ces essais examinent la renaissance de la peinture et de la mosaïque à Rome durant la seconde moitié du 13e siècle, ainsi que la contribution de Rome à l'avènement de la peinture moderne. Leur intérêt se porte sur les rapports étroits existant entre les tableaux et leur contexte social, politique et religieux. C'est ainsi que les premières oeuvres de Giotto et le développement du retable sont repris en considération, avec une attention plus particulière envers les questions de structure, de cadre et de mécénat. L'oeuvre de Simone Martini à la cour angevine de Naples et la promotion du culte des nouveaux saints, au travers de moyens visuels, sont étudiés au sein du contexte de la politique de canonisation européenne. Pour finir, le professeur Gardner considère le rôle des ordres mendiants, en particulier ceux des Franciscains et des Dominicains, et leur façon de se promouvoir à l'aide d'images visuelles.

Ancient Libraries

Author: Jason König,Katerina Oikonomopoulou,Greg Woolf

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107244587

Category: History

Page: N.A

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The circulation of books was the motor of classical civilization. But books were both expensive and rare, and so libraries - private and public, royal and civic - played key roles in articulating intellectual life. This collection, written by an international team of scholars, presents a fundamental reassessment of how ancient libraries came into being, how they were organized and how they were used. Drawing on papyrology and archaeology, and on accounts written by those who read and wrote in them, it presents new research on reading cultures, on book collecting and on the origins of monumental library buildings. Many of the traditional stories told about ancient libraries are challenged. Few were really enormous, none were designed as research centres, and occasional conflagrations do not explain the loss of most ancient texts. But the central place of libraries in Greco-Roman culture emerges more clearly than ever.

The Imagined and Real Jerusalem in Art and Architecture

Author: Jeroen Goudeau,Mariette Verhoeven,Wouter Weijers

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 900427085X

Category: Art

Page: 304

View: 5602

In The Imagined and Real Jerusalem in Art and Architecture specialists in various fields of art history, from Early Christian times to the present, discuss in depth a series of Western artworks, artefacts, and buildings, which question the visualization of Jerusalem.