Image as Insight: Visual Understanding in Western Christianity and Secular Culture

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Wipf and Stock Publishers, Sep 1, 2006 - Religion - 232 pages
Miles's pathbreaking work shows how art and architecture have shaped religious understanding throughout the history of Christianity.
 

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Miles (Harvard Divinity School) carefully develops a discussion of language, hermeneutics, and the neglected hermeneutics of visual images. She then gives a lengthy consideration to visual images in ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Hermeneutics and the History of Image Users
15
A Hermeneutics of Visual Images
27
Images and the Life of the Body
35
FourthCentury Roman Churches
41
Architecture Images and Liturgy
48
FourthCentury Images anal Theological Language
55
Images of Women in FourteenthCentury Tuscan Painting
63
Images of Women in FourteenthCentury Italian Cemmunities
82
Historical Images of Women and Hermeneutics
89
Vision and the SixteenthCentury Protestant
95
Image and Language in Contemporary Culture
127
A Theory
139
Notes
157
Selected Bibliography
193
Copyright

The Virgin and Mary Magdalene
75

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About the author (2006)

Margaret R. Miles was Bussey Professor of Historical Theology at the Harvard University Divinity School. She is the author of Augustine on the Body, Desire and Delight, Fullness of Life, Carnal Knowing, and Practicing Christianity.

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