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Bibil Identifier bibil:212902
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Judaism and the Visual Image
Title (English, ) A Jewish Theology of Art
Author Raphael, Melissa
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature UPA 67474
Place 296
Publishing house Continuum
Place London / New York
ISBN 978-0-8264-9498-6
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xi Pages
229 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract Judaism and the Visual Image argues for a Jewish theology of image that, among other things, helps us re-read the creation story in Genesis 1 and to question why images of Jewish women as religious subjects appear to be doubly suppressed by the Second Commandment, when images of observant male Jews have become legitimate, even iconic, representations of Jewish holiness. Raphael further suggests that 'devout beholding' of images of the Holocaust is a corrective to post-Holocaust theologies of divine absence from suffering that are infused by a sub-theological aesthetic of the sublime. Raphael concludes by proposing that the relationship between God and Israel composes itself into a unitary dance or moving image by which each generation participates in a processive revelation that is itself the ultimate work of Jewish art.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Image
Pericopes Genesis 1
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