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How does one represent the manifestation of God in history and his interventions in the world of humans? Under what conditions can one dare to requisition his figure in the space of painting or of sculpture and make it into an actor within a narration or an evocation? The challenge for Christian artists of the Middle Ages as well as for their advisors was to succeed in showing God in a both faithful and respectful manner, in following the indications provided by the Holy Scriptures while at the same time filling in the spatial details left out of the Bible. Thus, the portrayal in painting or sculpture of a scriptural passage where the intervention of God is reported was always much more than a mere illustration: it was always an inventive hypothesis, a choice, a bet, where the Revelation guarded by the Church combined with the sensibility of an era and where were displayed the preferences of a generation, the expressive potentialities of a style, surface or location. It is also the place where Christians could articulate – better perhaps than anywhere else – how they conceived, imagined or lived contact with God. All this is amply demonstrated by this impressive inquiry into medieval art of biblical inspiration. Four theophanies from the Old Testament (the Hospitality of Abraham, the Burning Bush, the Vision of Isaiah and the Vision of Ezekiel) and five from the New Testament (the Baptism of Christ, the Transfiguration, the Appearance to the Disciples at Emmaus, the Vision of Steven the Protomartyr and the Conversion of Paul) are examined one by one by François Boespflug, theologian and professor of the history of religions at the University of Strasbourg, long-time art historian and iconographer. This book of what one could call pictorial exegesis is both a treatise of biblical theology through study of the image and a summary of anthropology.


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Les Théophanies bibliques dans l'art médiéval d'Occident et d'Orient

Les Théophanies bibliques dans l'art médiéval d'Occident et d'Orient

How does one represent the manifestation of God in history and his interventions in the world of humans? Under what conditions can one dare to requisition his figure in the space of painting or of sculpture and make it into an actor within a narration...

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Introduction
Chapitre premier. Autour de l'hospitalité d’Abraham dans la Bible et le Coran, et de son écho dans l’art juif et l’art chrétien du Moyen Age (XIIIe-XVIe siècle). Essai d’iconographie comparée
Chapitre II. Un « étrange spectacle » : le buisson ardent comme théophanie dans l’art occidental
Chapitre III. La vision d’Isaïe (IS 6) dans l’art chrétien d’Orient et d’Occident
Chapitre IV. La vision du char de Dieu (Ez 1-3) dans l’art chrétien
Chapitre V. Quand Dieu le père s’incline vers son fils. A propos de Saint-Barthélemy de Liège et du baptême du Christ comme théophanie dans l’art médiéval d’Occident (IXe-XIIIe siècle)
Chapitre VI Sur la transfiguration dans l’art médiéval d’occident (IXe-XIVe siècle)
Chapitre VII. Le christ et les pèlerins d’Emmaüs. Note sur une apparition-disparition
Chapitre VIII. « Voici que je contemple les cieux ouverts… » (AC 7, 55 S.) Sur la lapidation d’Etienne et sa vision dans l’art médiéval (IXe-XVIe siècle)
Chapitre IX. La conversion de Paul dans l’art. Exégèse discursive et exégèse picturale. Provenance des chapitres du tome I

Title Les Théophanies bibliques dans l'art médiéval d'Occident et d'Orient
Edition First Edition
By (author) François BOESPFLUG
Collection Titre courant
ISSN 1420-5254
Issue 48
Language Français
Publisher Librairie Droz
Title First Published 10/1/2012
Includes Index; Bibliography
 
Format Paperback/softback
ISBN-13 978-2-600-00548-7
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600005487
Reference no. 41-48
Publication Date 10/1/2012
Nb of pages 514
Illustrations 171 illustrations
Dimensions 12 x 19 cm
Weight 625 gr
 
Format Paperback/softback + PDF
ISBN-13 978-2-600-20548-1
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600205481
Reference no. 41-48-lot
Publication Date 10/1/2012
Nb of pages 514
Illustrations 171 illustrations
Dimensions 12 x 19 cm
Weight 625 gr
 
Format PDF
ISBN-13 978-2-600-10548-4
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600105484
Reference no. 41-48-pdf
Publication Date 10/1/2012
Nb of pages 514
Illustrations 171 illustrations
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