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Tradition and Transformation in Christian Art

The Transcultural Icon, 1st Edition

By C.A. Tsakiridou

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230 pages

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Description

Tradition and Transformation in Christian Art approaches tradition and transculturality in religious art from an Orthodox perspective that defines tradition as a dynamic field of exchanges and synergies between iconographic types and their variants. Relying on a new ontology of iconographic types, it explores one of the most significant ascetical and eschatological Christian images, the King of Glory (Man of Sorrows). This icon of the dead-living Christ originated in Byzantium, migrated west, and was promoted in the New World by Franciscan and Dominican missions. Themes include tensions between Byzantine and Latin spiritualities of penance and salvation, the participation of the body and gender in deification, and the theological plasticity of the Christian imaginary. Primitivist tendencies in Christian eschatology and modernism place avant-garde interest in New Mexican santos and Greek icons in tradition.

Table of Contents

List of Figures

Preface

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Tradition and Iconographic Types

Chapter 3: Iconicity and Eschatology

Chapter 4: Ascetics in Prison

Chapter 5: Sinaitic and Franciscan Theophanies

Chapter 6: Byzantine Encounters with the Dead Christ

Chapter 7: The Penitential Imagination

Chapter 8: The King of Glory in Italy

Chapter 9: Missionary Masses

Chapter 10: The Mystical Colony

Chapter 11: New Mexican Acheiropoietai

Chapter 12: The Greek Icon

Epilogue

Bibliography

About the Author

C.A. Tsakiridou is Professor in the Philosophy Department, La Salle University. She specializes in the aesthetics of the visual arts, metaphysics, and Orthodox theology.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Art and Religion

Routledge Research in Art and Religion is a new series focusing on religion and spirituality as examined by scholars working in the fields of art history and visual studies. Proposals for monographs and edited collections on this topic are welcomed.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ART015000
ART / History / General
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ART / American / General
ART015030
ART / European
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ART / History / Medieval
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ART / History / Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
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ART / Subjects & Themes / Religious
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HISTORY / Medieval
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HISTORY / Europe / Greece (see also Ancient / Greece)
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PHILOSOPHY / Aesthetics
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PHILOSOPHY / Religious
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RELIGION / Christianity / Literature & the Arts
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RELIGION / Christianity / Orthodox
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RELIGION / Christian Theology / Christology
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RELIGION / Christian Theology / Eschatology
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RELIGION / Christianity / General
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RELIGION / Eschatology