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Published: 10 August 2017

324 Pages | black and white images


ISBN: 9780198737575

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A Magnificent Faith

Art and Identity in Lutheran Germany

Bridget Heal

  • The first comprehensive history of the Reformation origins and seventeenth-century emergence of the Lutheran baroque, thoroughly grounded in art, religion, and politics
  • Invites readers to rethink the relationship between Protestant piety and visual media
  • Incorporates visual evidence into the broader frameworks of Reformation history, using images to illuminate current debates about religious culture and identity
  • Based on extensive engagement with archival and printed texts and with images and artefacts
  • Bridges the traditional disciplinary gaps between history and theology, and history and art history
  • Accessibly written and richly illustrated, drawing on simple printed images (woodcuts) and magnificent church interiors

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