HOW CATHOLIC ART SAVED THE FAITH
THE TRIUMPH OF BEAUTY AND TRUTH IN COUNTER-REFORMATION ART by Elizabeth Lev. Not long after Martin Luther's defiance of the Church in 1517, dialogue between Protestants and Catholics broke down, brother turned against brother, and devastating religious wars erupted across Europe. Desperate to restore peace and recover the unity of Faith, Catholic theologians clarified and reaffirmed Catholic doctrines, but turned as well to another form of evangelization: the Arts. Here you will meet the fascinating artists who were key players in this magnificent, generations-long project. Paperback. 320 pages.