Per una Theologia Crucis artistica: alcuni spunti tra Lotto e Bach

Federico Terzi*

*Autore corrispondente per questo lavoro

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Theology of the Cross (Theologia Crucis) is a central aspect of Martin Luther’s theological research, expressed for the first time during the Heidelberg disputation (1518). In this paper, it is used as a hermeneutical principle to interpret some artistic works by Lorenzo Lotto and Johann Sebastian Bach. There are quite a few reasons to believe that the wood cross painted on the left side of Lotto’s Nativity (1523) was added after Lutheran ideas, coming from central Europe, had penetrated northern Italy.The same link between Christmas and Good Friday is also present in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio (1734-1735): undoubtedly, in this case, one might read it considering Luther’s Theology of the Cross.
Titolo tradotto del contributo[Autom. eng. transl.] For an artistic Theologia Crucis: some ideas between Lotto and Bach
Lingua originaleItalian
pagine (da-a)57-75
Numero di pagine19
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2020
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  • Christmas Oratorio
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Lorenzo Lotto
  • Nativity
  • Theology of the Cross


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