Image as Insight

Visual Understanding in Western Christianity and Secular Culture

By Margaret R. Miles

Image as Insight

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  • ISBN: 9781597529020
  • Pages: 232
  • Publication Date: 9/1/2006
  • Retail Price: $27.00
Web Price: $21.60
Web Price: $21.60

Image as Insight

Visual Understanding in Western Christianity and Secular Culture

By Margaret R. Miles

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781597529020
  • Pages: 232
  • Publication Date: 9/1/2006
  • Retail Price: $27.00
Web Price: $21.60

About-

Miles's pathbreaking work shows how art and architecture have shaped religious understanding throughout the history of Christianity.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Miles applies her keen eye and vital imagination to the uses of religious art in Christian Rome, the early Renaissance, and the Reformation, as well as to the present."

--New York Times Book Review

"This is a beautiful book . . . It supplements our conception of what constitutes the history of religious ideas, and it gives the history of the visual arts and architecture a new, enlivening perspective."

--Rudolf Arnheim
University of Michigan

"In addition to Miles's exhaustive research, the book's inherently interesting subect matter contributes to its arresting success. It is also a beautiful book, containing 16 pages of superb prints."

-- Christian Century

"In her innovative study, Miles argues for the recognition by church historians and theologians of the centrality of the visual image in the development of Christianity . . . Image as Insight is an extremely creative and useful book."

-- Theological Studies

"A truly exciting book."

--Library Journal

Contributors-

Margaret R. Miles

Bio(s)-

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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