Visual Culture of Modern Christianity

RELIGION846

A historical examination of leading visual themes in Catholicism and Protestantism from the sixteenth century to the present, concentrating on the emergence of imagination, imagery, uses of images and symbolic objects, and the place of the visual arts in these traditions. Book illustration, print culture, devotional practices, illustrated materials supporting evangelization, mission efforts, and education, political propaganda, and the quest for the likeness of Jesus in portraiture and devotional imagery form the primary visual artifacts to be examined.