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Judaism and the visual image [electronic resource] : a Jewish theology of art / Melissa Raphael.

By: Raphael, Melissa.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Continuum religious studies: Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, c2009Description: 1 online resource (x, 229 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781441190567 (electronic bk.); 1441190562 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Aesthetics -- Religious aspects -- Judaism | Judaism and art | Jewish art and symbolism | Jews in art | Ten commandments -- Images | Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), in art | Religion | RELIGION -- Judaism -- Theology | Bilderverbot | Kunst | J�udische Philosophie | Judenvernichtung <Motiv> | Juden | Juden <Motiv>Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Judaism and the visual image.DDC classification: 296.3/77 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The second commandment in Jewish art and thought -- Genesis 1 and the creation of the image -- What does a Jewish woman look like? Gender and images of Jews in art -- Sublimity and representation of the Holocaust in art -- Towards a theology of the Holocaust image -- The dancing figure of Jewish history.
Summary: The widespread assumption that Jewish religious tradition is mediated through words, not pictures, has left Jewish art with no significant role to play in Jewish theology and ethics. 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 behold.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [212]-224) and index.

The second commandment in Jewish art and thought -- Genesis 1 and the creation of the image -- What does a Jewish woman look like? Gender and images of Jews in art -- Sublimity and representation of the Holocaust in art -- Towards a theology of the Holocaust image -- The dancing figure of Jewish history.

The widespread assumption that Jewish religious tradition is mediated through words, not pictures, has left Jewish art with no significant role to play in Jewish theology and ethics. 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 behold.

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