A Visual Approach to the Study of Religious Orders: Zooming in on Monasteries

1st Edition

Marcin Jewdokimow, Thomas Quartier, OSB

Published May 3, 2019
Reference - 186 Pages - 142 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367144500 - CAT# K410635
Series: Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Religion

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A Visual Approach to the Study of Religious Orders applies visual methods to the exploration of various facets of religious life, such as everyday lived experience, contemporary monastic identity or monastic architecture. Presenting a series of visual essays, it treats images not as simple illustrations but as an autonomous form of expression, capable of unveiling vital and developmental layers of experience, while inviting readers to examine and interpret the data themselves. The first book of its kind, it brings together case studies from various locations across Europe to demonstrate what the use of visual methodologies can contribute to social scientific research on religious orders. As such, it will appeal to scholars and students of sociology, religious studies and theology and anyone with interests in religious orders.

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