Product DescriptionIn her book How Catholics Saved the Faith The Triumph of Beauty and Truth in Counter-Reformation Art, Elizabeth Lev relates how the Catholic Church turned to the artists during the time following the Reformation to try to reunify the people and the Catholic faith and present "Truth through beauty". The book presents 320 pages of full color paintings from artists such as Michelangelo, Carracci, Bernini and others along with explanations as to why their artwork was important during that time and how they are still delighting, teaching, inspiring and touching the hearts of people today.
Dialogue between Protestants and Catholics broke down shortly after Martin Luther defied the Church in 1517. Church theologians tried to reunify the faith through clarifying and reaffirming Catholic doctrine but also by enlisting artists of the period in a different form of evangelization. How Catholics Saved the Faith uses the artwork of the artists and lucid explanations to show how each artist was key in affirming through beauty the teachings of the Holy Catholic Church.
How Catholics Saved the Faith Elizabeth Lev 320PGS Full Color Illustrations