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Author Morel, Anne-Françoise,
Title Glorious temples or Babylonic whores : the culture of church building in Stuart England through the lens of consecration sermons / by Anne-Françoise Morel.
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2019]

Author Morel, Anne-Françoise,
Series Brill's studies in intellectual history, 0920-8607 ; volume 300
Brill's studies on art, art history, and intellectual history ; volume 39
Brill's studies in intellectual history ; v. 300.
Brill's studies in intellectual history. Brill's studies on art, art history, and intellectual history ; v. 39.
Subject Church of England -- History.
Church architecture -- England -- Sermons -- History and criticism.
Anglican church buildings -- England -- Sermons -- History and criticism.
Church dedication sermons.
Architecture and society -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Architecture and society -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 479 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on July 29, 2019).
Contents Intro; Contents; Acknowledgments; Illustrations; Introduction The Glorious Jerusalem and the Harlot Babylon; 1 Consecration Sermons in the Church of England; 2 A Complicated Religious Landscape; 3 Labelling Religion; 4 Religious Difference and Church Buildings; 5 The Structure of the Book; Chapter 1 What? How? Why?: Church Consecration in England 1549-1715, an Unestablished Ceremony; 1 Book of Homilies, 1562-3: on the Use of the Church Building; 1.1 The Function of the Church Building; 1.2 Representational Quality; 1.3 Performative Quality; 2 Fading of the Ritual
2.1 The Legal and Liturgical Act of Consecration2.1.1 Canon Law, Injunctions and Visitation Articles; 3 "Forms" of Consecration; 3.1 Roman Catholic Superstition Abolished; 3.1.1 Service; 3.1.2 The Sermons; 4 Conclusion; Chapter 2 Preaching in and on 'the Temple': Types and Models for Church Building; 1 Biblical Examples as Divine Inspiration for Holy Places; 1.1 Theophanies of the Old Testament; 1.2 The Temple of Jerusalem; 1.3 The Jewish Synagogue; 2 The Foundation of the Church: Patriarchs and Anglo-Saxon Early Christianity; 2.1 The Purity of the Early Christian Churches
2.2 The Magnificence of Constantine's Churches According to Eusebius' Church History and Vita Constantini2.2.1 The Panegyric at Tyre; 3 Bellarmine, the Voice of a Respected Roman Catholic Opponent; 4 Conclusion; Chapter 3 The Spirit of Holiness; 1 The Holiness, in Spirit, and in Truth; 1.1 Relative Holiness: God's Ownership of the Church Building; 1.2 To Worship in Spirit and in Truth; 1.3 The Shechinah in the Temple and the Church; 1.4 The Elements of the Church Building; 1.4.1 Chancel; 1.4.2 Altars; 1.4.3 Angels and Cherubim; 2 The Building and the Idol
2.1 The Dignity of the Church Building2.2 Discourses on Sacrilege and Idolatry; 2.2.1 On Idolatry; 2.2.2 The Church Building: In-between Idolatry and Sacrilege; 3 Conclusion; Chapter 4 Sense Perception and the Performativity of Architecture; 1 The Devotee's Sensory Impressions; 1.1 The Historical Argument; 1.2 The Attractiveness of the 'Roman Catholic Whore'; 1.3 Artificial and Spiritual Beauty; 2 Senses, Passions and Magnificence in the Seventeenth Century; 2.1 Confessional Background; 2.2 Senses; 2.2.1 Preaching with, and for, the Senses; 2.3 Passions; 2.4 Passionate Sermons
2.5 Magnificence, Wonder, and Love2.6 Moral Taste and Esthetically Good: Shaftesbury; 3 Rhetoric of Architecture; 3.1 The Passions of the Collective and the National Building Campaigns; 4 Conclusion; Chapter 5 The Culture of Church Building at the Crossroads of History, Theology, and Architecture; 1 Describing the Church Building: from Confessional Interest to Architectural History; 1.1 Tracing England's Church ( -es); 1.2 Discovering the Monuments of Early English Christianity; 2 Building a Historical Lineage; 2.1 Architects and the Biblical Referent; 2.2 Architects and Early Christianity
Summary In Glorious Temples or Babylonic Whores, Anne-Françoise Morel offers an account of the intellectual and cultural history of places of worship in Stuart England. Official documents issued by the Church of England rarely addressed issues regarding the status, function, use, and design of churches; but consecration sermons turn time and again to the conditions and qualities befitting a place of worship in Post-Reformation England. Placing the church building directly in the midst of the heated discussions on the polity and ceremonies of the Church of England, this book recovers a vital lost area of architectural discourse. It demonstrates that the religious principles of church building were enhanced by, and contributed to, scientific developments in fields outside the realm of religion, such as epistemology, the theory of sense perception, aesthetics, rhetoric, antiquarianism, and architecture.
ISBN 9789004398979 (electronic book)
900439897X (electronic book)
9789004385283 (hardcover alkaline paper)
9004385282 (hardcover alkaline paper)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1163/9789004398979
OCLC # 1096240833
Additional Format Print version: Morel, Anne-Françoise. Glorious temples or Babylonic whores. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2019 9789004385283 (DLC) 2019011718

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