Divine Presence in Spain and Western Europe 1500–1960
Visions, Religious Images and Photographs
This study addresses the relation of people to divine beings in contemporary and historical communities, as exemplified in three strands. One is a long tradition of visions of mysterious wayfarers in rural Spain who bring otherworldly news and help, including recent examples. Another treats the seeming vivification of religious images—statues, paintings, engravings, and photographs apparently exuding blood, sweat and tears in Spanish homes and churches in the early modern period and the revival of the phenomenon throughout Europe in the twentieth century. Of special interest is the third strand of the book: the transposition of medieval and early modern representations of the relations between humans and the divine into the modern art of photography. Christian presents a pictorial examination of the phenomenon with a large number of religious images, commercial postcards and family photographs from the first half of past century Europe.
Other Titles by William A. Christian Jr.
William Christian, William A. Christian Jr.
Mar 2017 - Central European University Press
$55.00 USD - Paperback / softback
Other Titles from The Natalie Zemon Davis Annual Lecture Series
Other Titles in RELIGION / Christianity / History
edited by Jared Ortiz
Jan 2019 - The Catholic University of America Press
$75.00 USD - Hardback