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The Mystical Language of Icons

The Mystical Language of Icons Book
Author : Solrunn Nes
Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release : 2009-04-10
ISBN : 080286497X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Solrunn Nes, one of Europe?s most admired iconographers, here illuminates the world of Christian icons, explaining the motifs, gestures, and colors common to these profound symbols of faith. Nes explores in depth a number of famous icons, including those of the Greater Feasts, the Mother of God, and a number of the better-known saints, enriching her discussion with references to Scripture, early Christian writings, and liturgy. She also leads readers through the process and techniques of icon painting, illustrating each step with photographs, and includes more than fifty of her own original works of art.

Mystical Language of Icons

Mystical Language of Icons Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2009
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Presence of Light

The Presence of Light Book
Author : Matthew Kapstein
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2004-11-03
ISBN : 0226424928
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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There is perhaps no greater constant in religious intuition and experience than the presence of light. In spiritual traditions East and West, light is not only ubiquitous but something that assumes strikingly similar forms in altogether different historical and cultural settings. This study examines light as an aspect of religiously valued experiences and its entailments for mystical theology, philosophy, politics, and religious art. The essays in this volume make an important contribution to religious studies by proposing that it is misleading to conceive of religious experience in terms of an irreconcilable dichotomy between universality and cultural construction. An esteemed group of contributors, representing the study of Asian and Western religious traditions from a range of disciplinary perspectives, suggests that attention to various forms of divine radiance shows that there is indeed a range of principles that, if not universal, are nevertheless very widely occurring and amenable to fruitful comparative inquiry. What results is a work of enormous scope, demonstrating compelling cross-connections that will be of value to scholars of comparative religions, mysticism, and the relationship between art and the sacred. Contributors: * Catherine B. Asher * Raoul Birnbaum * Sarah Iles Johnston * Matthew T. Kapstein * Andrew Louth * Paul E. Muller-Ortega * Elliot R. Wolfson * Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan * Hossein Ziai

Icons

Icons Book
Author : Nikodim Pavlovich Kondakov
Publisher : Parkstone International
Release : 2015-09-15
ISBN : 1783107006
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Icon painting has reached its zenith in Ukraine between the 11th and 18th centuries. This art is appealing because of its great openness to other influences – the obedience to the rules of Orthodox Christianity in its early stages, the borrowing from Roman heritage or later to the Western breakthroughs – combined with a never compromised assertion of a distinctly Slavic soul and identity. This book presents a handpicked and representative selection of works from the 11th century to the late Baroque period.

Creation Matter and the Image of God

Creation  Matter and the Image of God Book
Author : Dorothy A. Lee
Publisher : ISD LLC
Release : 2020-04-01
ISBN : 1925679276
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Characters and Characterization in the Gospel of John

Characters and Characterization in the Gospel of John Book
Author : Christopher W. Skinner
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2013-04-11
ISBN : 056725965X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume examines characters in the Fourth Gospel and provides an in-depth look at different approaches currently employed by scholars working with literary and reader-oriented methods. Divided into two sections, the book first considers method and theory, followed by exegetical character studies using a literary or reader-oriented method. It summarizes the state of the discussion, examines obstacles to arriving at a comprehensive theory of character in the Fourth Gospel, compares different approaches, and compiles the diverse methodologies into one comparative study. Through this detailed exegesis, the various theories will come alive, and the merits (or deficiencies) of each approach will be available to the reader. This volume is both a comprehensive study in narrative/reader-oriented theories, and a study in the application of those theories as they apply to characterization. Summing up current research on characters and characterization in the Fourth Gospel, this book also provides a comprehensive presentation of different approaches to character that have developed in recent years.

Silent Rosary

Silent Rosary Book
Author : Addison Hodges Hart
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2021-07-09
ISBN : 1725272326
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The twenty mysteries of the rosary are a circular “gallery,” a matrix of theology and spirituality. They can inspire us profoundly. For those seeking a deeper encounter in faith, these mysteries have the power to move us toward contemplation. A lengthy Introduction explains in detail the meaning of the term “mystery” in Christian thought, provides a brief history of the rosary, explains the significance of Mary in the mysteries, explores the importance of “beholding” in the Scriptures and in our spirituality, and explores Christian iconography. The centerpiece of the book is the “gallery” of the mysteries as illuminated by the iconography of Solrunn Nes, each image supplemented with explanatory commentaries by Addison Hodges Hart. The latter incorporate biblical exegesis, pertinent historical details, and insights from classical spiritual writers. The aim is to provide insight into the symbolism and typology of each mystery and to lead the reader into contemplative prayer and action. Throughout, the book unites an outward “beholding” of the mysteries of the rosary with the inner practice of the work of silence.

Transcendence and Understanding

Transcendence and Understanding Book
Author : Zdenko S. Sirka
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2020-03-04
ISBN : 1532678096
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book brings into conversation Western and Orthodox hermeneutical schools: one represented by Hans-Georg Gadamer and his followers, while the other school is less focused around one person and yet displays common distinct features. The main question of the book is how we can mediate not only the content of understanding of who we are in relation to each other, to the world in which we live, and to God, but also comprehend the process of understanding across various historical periods. The strengths and weaknesses of both positions are presented, and it is shown how these two hermeneutical approaches can enrich each other. The book argues that preserving both positions, and indicating how they complement each other, helps show the limits of encountering the transcendent reality that can be testified to by human language without being reduced to it as such.

Another Brush with God

Another Brush with God Book
Author : Peter Pearson
Publisher : Church Publishing, Inc.
Release : 2009-10-01
ISBN : 0819226858
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is the sequel to the author’s previous work, A Brush with God, for advanced beginners, intermediate, and advanced iconographers. It presents greater detail and instructions for creating entirely new icons. One major feature of the new book is the full-page sketches that artists can photocopy and use as the basis of their own icons, providing a unique and much-requested resource. Chapters and topics include: 1. Introduction and contemporary reflections on iconography, spirituality, and technique. 2. Highlighting folds on full-length figures, including black and white renderings of draped legs, arms, and torsos. 3. Architectural and landscape renderings in Byzantine iconography, including background shadow and highlighting techniques, plus inverse perspective. 4. Festal icons, involving multiple figures, landscapes, architecture, furniture, vegetation, and animals. 5. Construction of heads, figures, and analysis of whole compositions, sacred geometry and proportion.

Encyclopedia of Sacred Places 2nd Edition 2 volumes

Encyclopedia of Sacred Places  2nd Edition  2 volumes  Book
Author : Norbert C. Brockman
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2011-09-13
ISBN : 1598846558
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Now thoroughly revised and updated, this encyclopedia documents the diversity of shrines, temples, holy places, and pilgrimage sites sacred to the world's major religious traditions, and illustrates their elemental place in human culture. • Over 300 A–Z entries covering sites and pilgrimages sacred to the world's major religious traditions • Illustrative photographs and maps • A glossary of relevant terms • Appendices listing sites by country, faith tradition, and placement in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites

Keeping Sabbath Daily Life

Keeping Sabbath  Daily Life  Book
Author : Heidi Parales
Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
Release : 2010-11-16
ISBN : 1846944732
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sabbath is intentional time taken by individuals and faith communities to integrate the Divine with humanity and creation. Practicing Sabbath leads us to a fuller understanding of who we are as children of God. This book is aimed at persons 18 and older who have a career or are students. The book focuses on three contexts of daily life: household and family, individual and personal, and workplace and community. Practicing our faith is a lifelong process. When completed, this series will offer 24 practices in 10 different life settings. This series can be used at any time or stage in your life.

The Mushroom in Christian Art

The Mushroom in Christian Art Book
Author : John A. Rush
Publisher : North Atlantic Books
Release : 2018-11-06
ISBN : 1623174007
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In The Mushroom in Christian Art, author John A. Rush uses an artistic motif to define the nature of Christian art, establish the identity of Jesus, and expose the motive for his murder. Covering Christian art from 200 CE (common era) to the present, the author reveals that Jesus, the Teacher of Righteousness mentioned in the Dead Sea Scrolls, is a personification of the Holy Mushroom, Amanita muscaria. The mushroom, Rush argues, symbolizes numerous mind-altering substances—psychoactive mushrooms, cannabis, henbane, and mandrake—used by the early, more experimentally minded Christian sects. Drawing on primary historical sources, Rush traces the history—and face—of Jesus as being constructed and codified only after 325 CE. The author relates Jesus’s life to a mushroom typology, discovering its presence, disguised, in early Christian art. In the process, he reveals the ritual nature of the original Christian cults, rites, and rituals, including mushroom use. The book authoritatively uncovers Jesus’s message of peace, love, and spiritual growth and proposes his murder as a conspiracy by powerful reactionary forces who would replace that message with the oppressive religious-political system that endures to this day. Rush’s use of the mushroom motif as a springboard for challenging mainstream views of Western religious history is both provocative and persuasive. The package includes a link to 252 striking color images depicting Christian art, with key motifs indicated by the author.

The Sense of the Call

The Sense of the Call Book
Author : Marva J. Dawn
Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release : 2006-02-21
ISBN : 9780802844590
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In "Keeping the Sabbath Wholly," Dawn introduced the vital Sabbath aspects of resting, ceasing, feasting, and embracing. Now, she expands these into a way of life for serving God and the Kingdom every single day of the week. (Practical Life)

The Uncreated Light

The Uncreated Light Book
Author : Solrunn Nes
Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release : 2007-08-13
ISBN : 0802817645
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A distinguished religious artist explores the beauty and truth found in icons of Christ's transfiguration, weaving together iconographic representations and theological interpretation.

Sent and Gathered Engaging Worship

Sent and Gathered  Engaging Worship  Book
Author : Clayton J. Schmit
Publisher : Baker Academic
Release : 2009-10-01
ISBN : 9781441205223
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Historic changes are occurring in the convergence of worship styles throughout the Christian church. Christians across the theological spectrum are seeking to learn from their own tradition's roots and from the liturgical expressions of believers in other times and places. Here worship expert Clayton Schmit examines worship in church settings around the globe and provides a practical manual for shaping liturgies that are informed by and relevant to contemporary missional contexts. The book broadens current ecumenical worship conversations, reveals insights drawn from the church at worship in the world, and argues for a common understanding of a theology of worship.

Four Views on Christian Spirituality

Four Views on Christian Spirituality Book
Author : Bruce A. Demarest
Publisher : Zondervan
Release : 2012-05-08
ISBN : 0310591899
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Spirituality, or the cultivation of the with-God life, lies at the heart of what it means to be a Christian in the body of Christ. Bored by consumerism, satiated by sensualism, stressed-out by technology and depressed by the loss of the transcendent in life, people today are turning from the scientific ‘what’ and ‘how’ to the transcendent ‘who’ and ‘why.’ Indeed, the spiritually inclined represent one of America’s largest ‘faiths.’ Interest in spirituality within the church thus is not a fleeting fad but a return to historic Christian roots. A book that focuses on the Church’s search for identity, meaning and significance as interpreted by the major Christian traditions possesses considerable relevance to many in our day. Perspectives include the Eastern Orthodoxy, Roman Catholic, Evangelical and Liberal Protestant viewpoints. Currently, there exists no work that contains a side-by-side comparison of the major perspectives on spirituality as found within these Christian traditions. As such, there is great need for a volume that will examine and compare how the Church views and understands the topic of spirituality. In order to maintain a balance in content from the various traditions, contributors will focus their entries on the following areas: definition and key emphases of spirituality in their tradition; the relation of spirituality to spiritual formation; the means, disciplines or regimens by which spirituality is achieved; the ultimate goal of spirituality; and the role of Jesus, the Holy Spirit and the Church in the process of spiritual growth.

Thrill of the Chaste

Thrill of the Chaste Book
Author : Valerie Weaver-Zercher
Publisher : JHU Press
Release : 2013-04-15
ISBN : 1421408929
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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By asking questions about authenticity, cultural appropriation, and commodification, Thrill of the Chaste considers Amish fiction’s effects on Amish and non-Amish audiences alike.

Suddenly There is God

Suddenly There is God Book
Author : Veronica Mary Rolf
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2019-10-09
ISBN : 153267449X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Suddenly There is God plunges us into the key stories of biblical characters who find themselves caught up in the divine-human drama. With unique insight, it relates these stories directly to the distinct stages of our own lives: being created, falling from grace, leaving the childhood ark, hearing God’s call, gaining freedom, embracing covenant, praying the psalms, learning forgiveness, choosing love, and expecting resurrection. The scenes unfold before our eyes like a riveting play or film, as we discover with astonishment how closely the progression of Old and New Testament stories reflects our own spiritual journey. Packed with historical content and written with dramatic intensity, Suddenly There is God suggests contemplative ways for us to nurture an ardent expectation of encountering God. By identifying with the biblical characters—their conflicts, difficult choices, and realizations—we recognize how divine presence continually breaks into our own life story. This book is a valuable resource for clergy, students, and spiritual seekers who long to experience the drama of sacred Scripture as deeply personal revelation.

The Art of The Saint John s Bible

The Art of The Saint John s Bible Book
Author : Susan Sink
Publisher : Liturgical Press
Release : 2013-09-20
ISBN : 0814691943
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the time that pages of The Saint John's Bible began touring in major exhibitions nearly a decade ago, people have been moved, captivated, and inspired by this stunning work of modern sacred art. But they often have questions about the illuminations that are scattered throughout the Bible, especially as they first become familiar with it. Why was a certain Scripture passage chosen for illumination rather than another? What materials and source imagery are behind the illuminations? The Art of The Saint John's Bible provides answers to these important questions and many others. Initially published in a series of three volumes, each book has now been revised by the author and included together in this helpful single volume. SinceThe Saint John's Bible is now complete, Susan Sink makes connections between recurring images and motifs throughout the work and reflects on the images with a view to the whole. Her book promises to intensify and expand the experience of all who come in contact with The Saint John's Bible.

A Second Adam

A Second Adam Book
Author : Cody Cook
Publisher : Cody Cook
Release : 2014-07-02
ISBN : 153025261X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The idea of Jesus initiating a second humanity and new creation by His incarnation, death, and resurrection is an important but often undervalued emphasis in the New Testament and in patristic theology. In A Second Adam, Cody Cook presents this doctrine, called Recapitulation, as a biblical, ancient, and ecumenical model of the atonement which is simultaneously more balanced than the more popular models while also getting us to their most important insights. Christus Victor, satisfaction, penal substitution, liberation, and theosis models of salvation are shown to be imbalanced when taken as central, but can all be held in harmony when starting from Recapitulation. Recapitulation is also shown to have great promise for future ecumenical dialogue and apologetics concerns.