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Contemporary Sacred Art: Conversations on Art & Faith

by Dr. Michela Beatrice Ferri

In translation now from the Italian. Buy it in the original language here:

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What is the so-called “Contemporary Sacred Art”? In her book, Michela Beatrice Ferri inquires about the themes of what we can call “Sacred Art” and “Religious Art” nowadays in our churches, in our Sacred Spaces, in the pictures we see, and in the sculptures we admire.The author collected eighteen dialogues, a third with the most important Italian Scholars in the field of the Sacred Art, and the remainder with the most important Italian artists working with the Catholic Church and working on the theme of the Religious, of the Sacred.

In this book, the author leads the discussion with the theoretical basis of the field that we can call “the aesthetics of Sacred Art,” bringing together the messages of Pope Paul VI and Pope John Paul II to the artists with the Thomistic Perspective and the phenomenological point of view to create a starting point for a pioneer study on Contemporary Art in our Churches, in our Sacred Places, and in every visual representation we have with us.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

ferriMichela Beatrice Ferri, Ph.D. in Philosophy, born in Italy, is a Roman Catholic professor and writer and teaches for Holy Apostles College & Seminary in Cromwell, CT, USA.

Michela’s BA thesis in Philosophy, discussed in 2005 at the Università degli Studi di Milano, is dedicated to Edmund Burke and to the birth of the Modern Sublime (“Burke e la genesi moderna del sublime”). Her MA thesis in Philosophy, discussed in 2007 at the Università degli Studi di Milano, is dedicated to the concepts of “time” and of “art” in the first reception of Phenomenology in Italy (“Tempo e arte nella fenomenologia italiana”).

In February 2012, Michela received her Doctorate in philosophy (Ph.D.) at the Università degli Studi di Milano, with a dissertation dedicated to the reception of Phenomenology in the United States of America. Her Ph.D. dissertation is the first work ever appeared in Italy, in Europe, and in North America focused on the history and on the analysis of the reception of Husserlian Phenomenology in the North America. She is the Editor of the great volume: “The Reception of Phenomenology in North America” – https://rd.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-319-99185-6#toc – published in June 2019 by Springer Nature – Springer International Publishing.

Michela is recognized as one of the leading experts in the field of Sacred Art and is the author of a volume dedicated to the dialogue between Catholic Faith and Art, devoted to an inquiry about Contemporary Sacred Art entitled Sacro Contemporaneo. Dialoghi sull’arte, published in 2016 by the Roman Catholic publishing house Áncora Editrice based in Milan, Italy. In this book, she presents dialogues that she has had with the major Roman Catholic art historians and with the most important Contemporary Artists operating in Italy. This book is published in English by En Route Books and Media.

Michela is also journalist. She works for several Roman Catholic journals, writing about Philosophy, Theology, History, Aesthetics, Sacred Art, History of Art and History of Architecture, Church, and Jewish Studies.

Since 2009, Michela has been married to Luca Stucchi, Catholic, Engineer and MS in Computer Science.

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