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Art serving religion as a tool of persuasion, 18 Sep 2012
Howard Louthan's Converting Bohemia: Force and persuasion in the Catholic Reformation offers remarkable insight into and analysis of the use of art and ritual to infiltrate the minds of Protestants during the 17th and 18th centuries and drag them back by persuasion into the Catholic fold. This is not just about Bohemia; Louthan's book provides an unbiassed study of art as a propaganda tool in the service of religion.