Caravaggio’s ‘Seven Works of Mercy’ in Naples. The relevance of art history to cultural journalism

  title={Caravaggio’s ‘Seven Works of Mercy’ in Naples. The relevance of art history to cultural journalism},
  author={Ralf van B{\"u}hren},
  journal={Church, Communication and Culture},
  pages={63 - 87}
Abstract The artistic heritage of the Catholic Church still attracts attention all over the world. For almost 2000 years, it has provided aesthetic access to spiritual meaning, together with the Church’s text communication, both spoken and written. Christian art and architecture, therefore, rank among the oldest communication media. Even today, they can empower a culture of reflection and high-content communication. This article about Caravaggio explains why Christian art offers opportunities… 

Religious tourism and the new evangelization: theory and best practice in the pastoral promotion of the Church’s cultural heritage

  • Joseph Tan
  • Sociology
    Church, Communication and Culture
  • 2018
Abstract This case study correlates religious tourism with the new evangelization of the Catholic Church. It addresses the Church’s involvement with contemporary travel by communicating the Christian

Survey of audience reception in the Sistine Chapel: decoding the message of sacred art

  • E. Edwards
  • Sociology
    Church, Communication and Culture
  • 2018
Abstract The Sistine Chapel in the Vatican is home to the most famous frescoes in the world that also have a profound religious significance and unique history. This case study analyses a survey of

Religious tourism in Christian sanctuaries: the implications of mixed interests for the communication of the faith

Abstract Christian sanctuaries are places of a unique contact between man and God. This article deals with shrines in Europe and North America (Washington, Guadalupe, Lourdes, Fatima, Czestochowa,

Regarding the Image of the Pain of Others: Caravaggio, Sontag, Leogrande

Why were Caravaggio’s Sleeping Cupid (1608) and The Seven Works of Mercy (1607) requested for display at a number of humanitarian public events? And why did Caravaggio’s work inspire a series of

University courses on cultural management as educational opportunities for the Catholic Church: some reflections based on teaching experience

  • E. Banús
  • Sociology
    Church, Communication and Culture
  • 2018
Abstract A relevant part of the global cultural heritage has a religious dimension. A good part of it belongs to the culture inspired by the Catholic Church. This article reflects on the teaching



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The writers examine representations of charity in Netherlandish art during the 16th century, beginning with a dated and documented work from a hospital in Alkmaar and ending with the variety of

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Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio lived the darkest and most dangerous life of any of the great painters. The worlds of Milan, Rome, and, Naples through which Caravaggio moved and which Andrew

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Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy

We need constantly to contemplate the mystery of mercy. It is a wellspring of joy, serenity, and peace. Our salvation depends on it. Mercy: the word reveals the very mystery of the Most Holy Trinity.


Michelangelo Merisi (b. 1571–d. 1610) was an Italian painter noted for formulating a distinctive style that combined direct observation, a dramatic application of light and shadow, and a plebeian

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  • 1998

Licht und Farbe bei Caravaggio. Studien zur € Asthetik und Ikonologie des Helldunkels

  • 1992