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Spiritual Spectacles Vision and Image in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Shakerism

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ISBN-10: 0253346142

ISBN-13: 9780253346148

Edition: 1993

Authors: Sally M. Promey

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List price: $37.50
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 3/22/1993
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 326
Size: 6.42" wide x 9.49" long x 1.02" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Leigh E. Schmidt is Edward Mallinckrodt University Professor at Washington University in St. Louis and is affiliated with the Center on Religion and Politics. He is author of Restless Souls: The Making of American Spirituality.Sally M. Promey is Professor of American Studies, Religion, and Visual Culture at Yale University, where she is also Deputy Director of the Institute of Sacred Music. She is author of Painting Religion in Public: John Singer Sargent's "Triumph of Religion" at the Boston Public Library.

Introduction: A Sense of Crisis
Vision and Image
From Vision to Image: Continuity in Shaker Experience
Image and Iconoclasm: Discontinuity in Shaker Experience
Production and Regulation of Images: The Instruments and the Ministry
Vision, Image, and Space
Ethics and Aesthetics: In Heaven's Likeness
Image as Threshold of Heaven: Passing through Pictures
Vision, Image, and Time
[Re]collecting History: A Visible Genealogy of "Gospel Relations"
Restoring Relationship: Image as "Visible Presence"
Epilogue: The Power of Ambiguity
List of Abbreviations