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The Triumph of the Cross: The Passion of Christ in Theology and the Arts from the Renaissance to the Counter-Reformation

Richard Viladesau


This volume, a sequel to the author's earlier book The Beauty of the Cross, carries the study of Christian soteriology into the Renaissance, Reformation and Counter‐Reformation eras. Drawing on original documents and classic works of art and music, it uses the theology of the passion to exemplify the parallels and the divergences between conceptual and aesthetic theologies of this era, which represented a crucial turning point in both religion and the arts. The book examines the two great revolutionary movements that gave birth to the modern West, the Renaissance and the Protestant Reformation ... More

Keywords: Renaissance, Reformation, art, cross, Passion of Christ, soteriology, theology, Counter‐Reformation, Protestantism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195335668
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335668.001.0001


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Richard Viladesau, author
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