9780300222968-0300222963-Agents of Faith: Votive Objects in Time and Place

Agents of Faith: Votive Objects in Time and Place

ISBN-13: 9780300222968
ISBN-10: 0300222963
Edition: Illustrated
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Bard Center
Format: Hardcover 372 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780300222968
ISBN-10: 0300222963
Edition: Illustrated
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Bard Center
Format: Hardcover 372 pages

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Acknowledged author wrote Agents of Faith: Votive Objects in Time and Place comprising 372 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0300222963 and 9780300222968. Since then Agents of Faith: Votive Objects in Time and Place textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 4.66 or rent at the marketplace.

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Votive objects or ex-votos are a broad category of material artifacts produced with the intention of being offered as acts of faith. Common across historical periods, religions, and cultures, they are presented as tokens of gratitude for prayers answered, as well as the physical manifestation of hopes and anxieties. Agents of Faith explores votive offerings in the context of material culture, art history, and religious studies to better understand their history and present-day importance. By looking at what humans have chosen to offer in their votive transactions, this volume uncovers their most intimate moments in life and questions the nature, role, and function of one of the most fundamental aspects of the relationship between people and things—the imbuing of objects with sentiment. Encompassing exquisite works of art as well as votives of humble origin and material, with objects dating from 2000 B.C. to the twenty‐first century, the beautiful illustrations and wide-ranging text expose the global reach of votive practices and the profoundly personal nature behind their creation.

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