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Title The sensuous in the Counter-Reformation church / edited by Marcia B. Hall, Tracy E. Cooper.
Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
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 Floor3  N7862 .S467 2013    DUE 10-11-17
Description xv, 339 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The sensuous: recent research / Tracy E. Cooper -- Trent, sacred images, and Catholics' senses of the sensuous / John W. O'Malley -- The world made flesh: spiritual subjects and carnal depictions in Renaissance art / Bette Talvacchia -- How words control images: the rhetoric of decorum in Counter-Reformation Italy / Robert Gaston -- La custodia degli occhi: disciplining desire in post-Tridentine Italian art / Maria Loh -- Raffaelle Borghini and the corpus of Florentine art in an age of reform / Stuart Lingo -- Censure and censorship in Rome c. 1600: the visitation of Clement VIII and the visual arts / Opher Mansour -- Painting virtuously: the Counter-Reform and the reform of artists' education in Rome between guild and academy / Peter Lukehart -- Carlo Borromeo and the dangers of lay women in church / Richard Scofield -- ''To be in heaven': Saint Philip Neri between aesthetic emotion and mystical ecstasy / Costanza Barbieri -- Rebuilding faith through art: Christoph Schwarz's Mary altarpiece for the Jesuit college in Munich / Jeffrey Chipps Smith -- 'Until shadows disperse': Augustine's twilight / Meredith Gill -- A machine for souls: allegory before and after Trent / Amy Powell.
Summary "This book examines the promotion of the sensuous as part of religious experience in the Roman Catholic Church of the early modern period. During the Counter-Reformation, every aspect of religious and devotional practice was reviewed, including the role of art and architecture, and the invocation of the five senses to incite devotion became a hotly contested topic. The Protestants condemned the material cult of veneration of relics and images, rejecting the importance of emotion and the senses and instead promoting the power of reason in receiving the Word of God. After much debate, the Church concluded that the senses are necessary to appreciate the sublime, and that they derive from the Holy Spirit. As part of its attempt to win back the faithful, the Church embraced the sensuous and promoted the use of images, relics, liturgy, processions, music, and theater as important parts of religious experience"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Counter-Reformation in art.
Senses and sensation -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Related Names Hall, Marcia B.
Cooper, Tracy Elizabeth.
ISBN 1107013232 (hardback)
9781107013230 (hardback)
OCLC number 768417894