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Author Hernández, Rosilie, author.

Title Immaculate conceptions : the power of the religious imagination in early modern Spain / Rosilie Hernandez
Published Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2019]


Description 1 online resource (xii, 263 pages) : illustrations
Series Toronto Iberic ; 42
Toronto Iberic ; 42.
Contents Anatomy of the religious imagination : immaculacy and the Spanish Counter-Reformation -- Army of peers : the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception for the popular imagination -- Pintor divino : the painter as divinely inspired liberal artist and the conditions of representation for a sacred mystery -- Visiones imaginarias : Pacheco, Velázquez, Zurbarán, and Murillo -- Concepción maravillosa : theological discourse and religious women writers
Summary "Immaculate Conceptions examines devotional writings, religious and literary texts, and visual art that feature the mystery of the immaculacy of the Virgin Mary in the culture of early modern Spain. The author's analysis is motivated by the complexity and multivalent capacity of the doctrine and its icon at a time when the debates around Mary's conception imbued all levels of religious and social life. She considers the many interests--political, doctrinal, artistic, and gender-driven--that intersect and compete in the exegesis and textual and visual representations of the Immaculate Conception. She argues that the Immaculate Conception of Mary proved to be a fertile conceptual and ideological field wherein the identities of the Spanish state, local communities, and individuals were negotiated, variously defined, and contested. The study's broader aim is to delineate a speculative category, the religious imagination, defined as a spiritual, intellectual, or artistic pursuit in which the individual is committed to sacred truth yet articulates this truth through contingent, partial, and contextually determined theological propositions. The representational status of the image and its relationship to theories of physical sight and spiritual vision are central to the author's formulation of this category."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint -- In literature
Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint -- Art.
Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint -- Devotion to -- Spain.
SUBJECT Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint fast
Subject Devotional literature, Spanish -- History and criticism
Spanish literature -- Classical period, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism
Immaculate Conception -- In literature
Immaculate Conception in art.
Painting, Spanish -- 17th century
HISTORY -- Europe -- Spain & Portugal.
Devotional literature, Spanish
Immaculate Conception in art
Painting, Spanish
Spanish literature -- Classical period
Genre/Form Literary criticism
Art criticism
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Literary criticism.
Art criticism.
Critiques littéraires.
Critiques d'art.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781487530860