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The Controversy on Images from Calvin to Baronius


Giuseppe Scavizzi

This book demonstrates how Calvin's uncompromising stance on sacred images gained favor throughout Europe and was increasingly seen in the years between 1550 and 1600 as the unavoidable culmination of the Sola Scriptura principle. It also documents in detail how Catholic doctrine evolved to counteract the radical positions of Calvinism and how this doctrine translated through pastoral action into the new artistic trends - in both architecture and painting - which dominated the Seventeenth century.
Contents: Idols and Images - Worship - Controversial literature / Iconoclasm - Controversial literature / Catholic Church - Doctrines / Calvin / Calvinism/ Baronius / Art and the Counter-Reformation.