The Sacralization of the World in the Seventeenth-Century: The Experience of Holiness in Everyday Life
Dippel, Stewart A.
This work examines the English church and the Russian church during the seventeenth century, with special attention given to the period after the Civil War in England and the raskol’ in Russia [i.e., 1660-1700]. It argues that the logocentric religious identity overcame the iconographic perspective during the years 1660 to 1700, and that this development weakened the church during the modern period. This book contains two color photographs and fourteen black and white photographs.
“Between 1590 and 1740, the English church was the setting for such a shift, a conflict between religious perspectives that have been characterized by Stewart Dippel as “iconographic” and “logocentric”. The church in Russia — in its own, very different way— was grappling with remarkably similar issues during this era.
Dippel has crafted a clear exposition of some of the controversies of this period. He demonstrates broad familiarity with the relevant scholarship. He has made extensive use of primary source materials (particularly sermons) from the period. The quotations that he offers as supporting examples have been well-chosen.” – Stuart Steizer, Robson Library, University of the Ozarks
“Dippel’s book should be of vital interest to specialists in early modern religious history and those who recognize the significance of new perspectives on religion to an understanding of the general history of Europe and its interaction with Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Needless to say, Portugal, Spain, France, and England (later Britain) took religion with them overseas; Russia took it along on its landward expansion into Asia.”
– Prof. Thomas M. Coakley, Miami University
ISBN10: 0-7734-3884-X ISBN13: 978-0-7734-3884-2 Pages: 276 Year: 2009
Seventeenth-Century Studies Number: 1
Subject Area: Religion & Society
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press
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