This volume is unique in the field of Calvin studies. George Tavard introduces readers to Calvin’s first theological writing, Psychopannychia (1534), showing why this little-known work is essential to understanding Calvin’s mature thought, including the “catholic” intent of his Reformation.
The only study of Psychopannychia Calvin’s first theological writing in English, this volume explores the content and purpose of Calvin’s early treatise, its development of themes that would later inform Calvin’s monumental Institutes, and the light the book sheds on Calvin’s deep catholicity.
Historically informed and ecumenically focused, this volume provides valuable insights into Reformation history and the continuing significance of Calvin’s thought for present-day ecumenical dialogue. ISBN: 0802847188 Publisher: EERDMANS Subtitle: Author: GEORGE H. TAVAND
A cultural icon who defined the twentieth-century American landscape, Frank Lloyd Wright has been studied from what seems to be every possible angle. While many books focus on his works, torrid personal life, or both, few solely consider his professional persona, as a man enmeshed in a web of prominent public figures and political ideas. In this new biography, Robert McCarter distills Wright’s life and work into a concise account that explores the beliefs and relationships so powerfully reflected in his architectural works.
McCarter examines here how Wright aspired to influence America’s evolving democratic society by the challenges his buildings posed to traditional views of private and public space. He investigates Wright’s relationships with key leaders of art, industry, and society, and how their views came to have concrete significance in Wright’s work and writings. Wright argued that architecture should be the “background or framework” for daily life, not the “object,” and McCarter dissects how and why he aspired to this and other ideals, such as his belief in the ethical duty of architects to improve society and culture.
ISBN: 1861892683 Publisher: REAKTION BOOKS Subtitle: Author: ROBERT MCCARTER