Sacred Gaze Religious Visual Culture in Theory and Practice

ISBN-10: 0520243064

ISBN-13: 9780520243064

Edition: 2005

Authors: David Morgan

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"Sacred gaze" denotes any way of seeing that invests its object --an image, a person, a time, a place--with spiritual significance. Drawing from many different fields, David Morgan investigates key aspects of vision and imagery in a variety of religious traditions. His lively, innovative book explores how viewers absorb and process religious imagery and how their experience contributes to the social, intellectual, and perceptual construction of reality. Ranging widely from thirteenth-century Japan and eighteenth-century Tibet to contemporary America, Thailand, and Africa,The Sacred Gazediscusses the religious functions of images and the tools viewers use to interpret them. Morgan questions how fear and disgust of images relate to one another and explains how scholars study the long and evolving histories of images as they pass from culture to culture. An intriguing strand of the narrative details how images have helped to shape popular conceptions of gender and masculinity. The opening chapter considers definitions of "visual culture" and how these relate to the traditional practice of art history. Amply illustrated with more than seventy images from diverse religious traditions, this masterful interdisciplinary study provides a comprehensive and accessible resource for everyone interested in how religious images and visual practice order space and time, communicate with the transcendent, and embody forms of communion with the divine.The Sacred Gazeis a vital introduction to the study of the visual culture of religions.
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Book details

List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 5/31/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 333
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Contents List of Illustrations
Preface
Introduction
Questions and Definitions
Defining Visual Culture
Visual Practice and the Function of Images
The Covenant with Images
Images Between Cultures
The Violence of Seeing: Idolatry and Iconoclasm
The Circulation of Images in Mission History
The Social Life of Pictures
Engendering Vision: Absent Fathers and Women with Beards
National Icons: Bibles, Flags, and Jesus in American Civil Religion
Conclusion
Notes
Select Bibliography
Index
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