How Catholic Art Saved the Faith
Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
Publication Date: September 20, 2018
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More than 500 years after the Reformation, Elizabeth Lev shows how the Catholic Church responded to this turbulent age by finding an artistic voice to proclaim Truth through beauty. Exploring the works of Bernini, Caravaggio, Michelangelo and countless other Counter-Reformation artists, Dr. Lev shows how Catholic art in the 16th and 17th centuries was designed to confront challenges raised by the Reformation with soothing and persuasive voice of art.
"Lev's text sheds light on the most influential development in Western sacred art after the Franciscan revolution of the late Middle Ages, helping modern readers re-connect with the dynamism of Catholic culture in the early modern era. " --Msgr. Timothy Verdon, Director, Florence Cathedral Museum (Italy)