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Understanding Early Christian Art

Understanding Early Christian Art Book
Author : Robin Margaret Jensen
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 2000
ISBN : 0415204542
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Understanding Early Christian Art makes accessible to students of religion the methodologies and critical tools of art historians which will enable them to understand better the visual representations of Christianity.

The Routledge Handbook of Early Christian Art

The Routledge Handbook of Early Christian Art Book
Author : Robin M. Jensen,Mark D. Ellison
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-05-20
ISBN : 1317514173
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Routledge Handbook of Early Christian Art surveys a broad spectrum of Christian art produced from the late second to the sixth centuries. The first part of the book opens with a general survey of the subject and then presents fifteen essays that discuss specific media of visual art—catacomb paintings, sculpture, mosaics, gold glass, gems, reliquaries, ceramics, icons, ivories, textiles, silver, and illuminated manuscripts. Each is written by a noted expert in the field. The second part of the book takes up themes relevant to the study of early Christian art. These seven chapters consider the ritual practices in decorated spaces, the emergence of images of Christ’s Passion and miracles, the functions of Christian secular portraits, the exemplary mosaics of Ravenna, the early modern history of Christian art and archaeology studies, and further reflection on this field called “early Christian art.” Each of the volume’s chapters includes photographs of many of the objects discussed, plus bibliographic notes and recommendations for further reading. The result is an invaluable introduction to and appraisal of the art that developed out of the spread of Christianity through the late antique world. Undergraduate and graduate students of late classical, early Christian, and Byzantine culture, religion, or art will find it an accessible and insightful orientation to the field. Additionally, professional academics, archivists, and curators working in these areas will also find it valuable as a resource for their own research, as well as a textbook or reference work for their students.

Understanding Early Christian Art

Understanding Early Christian Art Book
Author : Robin Margaret Jensen
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-04-15
ISBN : 1135951772
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Understanding Early Christian Art is designed for students of both religion and of art history. It makes the critical tools of art historians accessible to students of religion, to help them understand better the visual representations of Christianity. It will also aid art historians in comprehending the complex theology, history and context of Christian art. This interdisciplinary and boundary-breaking approach will enable students in several fields to further their understanding and knowledge of the art of the early Christian era. Understanding Early Christian Art contains over fifty images with parallel text.

Picturing the Bible

Picturing the Bible Book
Author : Jeffrey Spier,Kimbell Art Museum,Steven Fine,Kimbell art museum (Fort Worth, Tex.).
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2007-01-01
ISBN : 9780300116830
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Published on the occasion of the exhibition organized by the Kimbell Art Museum and shown there November 18, 2007 - March 30, 2008.

The Dawn of Christian Art in Panel Paintings and Icons

The Dawn of Christian Art in Panel Paintings and Icons Book
Author : Thomas F. Mathews,Norman E. Muller
Publisher : Getty Publications
Release : 2017-02-01
ISBN : 1606065092
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Staking out new territory in the history of art, this book presents a compelling argument for a lost link between the panel-painting tradition of Greek antiquity and Christian paintings of Byzantium and the Renaissance. While art historians place the origin of icons in the seventh century, Thomas F. Mathews finds strong evidence as early as the second century in the texts of Irenaeus and the Acts of John that describe private Christian worship. In closely studying an obscure set of sixty neglected panel paintings from Egypt in Roman times, the author explains how these paintings of the Egyptian gods offer the missing link in the long history of religious painting. Christian panel paintings and icons are for the first time placed in a continuum with the pagan paintings that preceded them, sharing elements of iconography, technology, and religious usages as votive offerings. Exciting discoveries punctuate the narrative: the technology of the triptych, enormously popular in Europe, traced by the authors to the construction of Egyptian portable shrines, such as the Isis and Serapis of the J. Paul Getty Museum; the discovery that the egg tempera painting medium, usually credited to Renaissance artist Cimabue, has been identified in Egyptian panels a millennium earlier; and the reconstruction of a ring of icons on the chancel of Saint Sophia in Istanbul. This book will be a vital addition to the fields of Egyptian, Graeco-Roman, and late-antique art history and, more generally, to the history of painting.

Baptismal Imagery in Early Christianity

Baptismal Imagery in Early Christianity Book
Author : Robin M. Jensen
Publisher : Baker Books
Release : 2012-06
ISBN : 080104832X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A leading scholar of early Christian art and worship shows how images, language, architectural space, and symbolic actions convey the theological meaning of baptism.

Christ the Miracle Worker in Early Christian Art

Christ the Miracle Worker in Early Christian Art Book
Author : Lee M. Jefferson
Publisher : Fortress Press
Release : 2014-01-01
ISBN : 1451479840
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Artistic representations were of significant value to early Christian communities. In Christ the Miracle Worker in Early Christian Art, Lee Jefferson argues that images provided visual representations of vital religious and theological truths crucial to the faithful and projected concepts beyond the limitations of the written and spoken word. Images of Christ performing miracles or healings functioned as advertisements for Christianity and illustrated the nature of Christ. Using these images of Christ, Jefferson examines the power of art, its role in fostering devotion, and the deep connection between art and its elucidation of pivotal theological claims.

The Art of Empire

The Art of Empire Book
Author : Lee M. Jefferson,Robin M. Jensen
Publisher : Fortress Press
Release : 2015-10-01
ISBN : 1506402844
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In recent years, art historians such as Johannes Deckers (Picturing the Bible, 2009) have argued for a significant transition in fourth- and fifth-century images of Jesus following the conversion of Constantine. Broadly speaking, they perceive the image of a peaceful, benevolent shepherd transformed into a powerful, enthroned Jesus, mimicking and mirroring the dominance and authority of the emperor. The powers of church and state are thus conveniently synthesized in such a potent image. This deeply rooted position assumes that ante-pacem images of Jesus were uniformly humble while post-Constantinian images exuded the grandeur of power and glory. The Art of Empire contends that the art and imagery of Late Antiquity merits a more nuanced understanding of the context of the imperial period before and after Constantine. The chapters in this collection each treat an aspect of the relationship between early Christian art and the rituals, practices, or imagery of the Empire, and offer a new and fresh perspective on the development of Christian art in its imperial background.

Face to Face

Face to Face Book
Author : Robin Margaret Jensen
Publisher : Fortress Press
Release : 2022-11-30
ISBN : 9781451417517
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Examining how God and eventually Christ are portrayed in early Christian art, Jensen explores questions of the relationship between art and theology, conflicts over idolatry and iconography, and how the Christological controversies affected the portrayals of Christ. Since much of this art comes from ancient Rome, she places her analysis in the context of the history of Roman portraiture. One hundred photographs enhance the discussion.

Early Christian Art and Architecture

Early Christian Art and Architecture Book
Author : Robert Milburn
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 1988-01-01
ISBN : 9780520074125
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Early Christian Art and Architecture book written by Robert Milburn, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Living Water

Living Water Book
Author : Robin Jensen
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2010-11-19
ISBN : 9004189084
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An interdisciplinary study of the practice and purpose of early Christian baptism as it is depicted in pictorial art and as it was practiced in-built structures, this book integrates physical remains with literary evidence for the early Christian initiation rite.

Early Christian Art and Architecture

Early Christian Art and Architecture Book
Author : Guntram Koch
Publisher : Scm Press
Release : 1996
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The early Christian period, especially the time between the third and sixth centuries, is one of the most fascinating in church history. The Christianity which developed into a state church in the Roman empire during the fourth century gave new content to traditional Graeco-Roman art and adapted it to changed needs. Different forms of churches, monasteries and baptisms came into being, as did Christian art in paintings, mosaics and sculptures; biblical manuscripts were illustrated and liturgical furnishings and vessels were given new form. Here for the first time in a single volume is an account of architecture sacred and profane, funerary art in catacombs and tombs and especially sarcophagi, the graphic arts and the various forms of art in miniature. The text is illustrated with numerous line drawings and photographs, including ground plans and elevations of churches, actual and conjectural, and there are full descriptions of the art and architecture discussed against its social and historical background. In addition there are full bibliographies and details of the most important collections of Christian art. This will prove not only an invaluable work for art historians but also a guide for those travelling in the Mediterranean area and an indication of the riches of the first centuries of the church. Guntram Koch is Professor of Christian Archaeology and the History of Byzantine Art in the University of Marburg.

Art and the Christian Apocrypha

Art and the Christian Apocrypha Book
Author : David R. Cartlidge,J. Keith Elliot
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-10-23
ISBN : 1317797663
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Christian canon of scripture, known as the New Testament, excluded many of the Church's traditional stories about its origins. Although not in the Bible, these popular stories have had a powerful influence on the Church's traditions and theology, and a particularly marked effect on visual representations of Christian belief. This book provides a lucid introduction to the relationship between the apocryphal texts and the paintings, mosaics, and sculpture in which they are frequently paralleled, and which have been so significant in transmitting these non-Biblical stories to generations of churchgoers.

Christ the Miracle Worker in Early Christian Art

Christ the Miracle Worker in Early Christian Art Book
Author : Lee M. Jefferson
Publisher : Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Release : 2014
ISBN : 1451477937
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Images and artistic representations were of significant value to the early Christian communities. In Christ the Miracle Worker in Early Christian Art, Lee Jefferson argues, in fact, that images provided visual representations of vital religious and theological truths crucial to the faithful, by which art possessed the power to project concepts and claims beyond the limitations of the written and spoken word. Images of Christ performing miracles or healings, as demonstrated in this volume, functioned as advertisements for Christianity and illustrated explications of the nature of Christ. These images of Christ as worker of miracles and healing form the nucleus of an extensive examination of this power of art, its role in fostering devotion, and the deep connection between art and its underwriting and elucidation of pivotal theological claims and developments. (back cover).

The Routledge Handbook of Early Christian Art

The Routledge Handbook of Early Christian Art Book
Author : Robin Margaret Jensen,Mark D. Ellison
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2020-12-18
ISBN : 9780367734398
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The Routledge Handbook of Early Christian Art surveys a broad spectrum of Christian art produced from the late second to the sixth centuries. The first part of the book opens with a general survey of the subject and then presents fifteen essays that discuss specific media of visual art--catacomb paintings, sculpture, mosaics, gold glass, gems, reliquaries, ceramics, icons, ivories, textiles, silver, and illuminated manuscripts. Each is written by a noted expert in the field. The second part of the book takes up themes relevant to the study of early Christian art. These seven chapters consider the ritual practices in decorated spaces, the emergence of images of Christ's Passion and miracles, the functions of Christian secular portraits, the exemplary mosaics of Ravenna, the early modern history of Christian art and archaeology studies, and further reflection on this field called "early Christian art." Each of the volume's chapters includes photographs of many of the objects discussed, plus bibliographic notes and recommendations for further reading. The result is an invaluable introduction to and appraisal of the art that developed out of the spread of Christianity through the late antique world. Undergraduate and graduate students of late classical, early Christian, and Byzantine culture, religion, or art will find it an accessible and insightful orientation to the field. Additionally, professional academics, archivists, and curators working in these areas will also find it valuable as a resource for their own research, as well as a textbook or reference work for their students.

The Early Christian Book CUA Studies in Early Christianity

The Early Christian Book  CUA Studies in Early Christianity  Book
Author : William E. Klingshirn,Linda Safran
Publisher : CUA Press
Release : 2007
ISBN : 0813214866
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Written by experts in the field, the essays in this volume examine the early Christian book from a wide range of disciplines: religion, art history, history, Near Eastern studies, and classics.

The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Studies

The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Studies Book
Author : Susan Ashbrook Harvey,David G. Hunter
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2008-09-04
ISBN : 9780199271566
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Provides an introduction to the academic study of early Christianity (c. 100-600 AD) and examines the vast geographical area impacted by the early church, in Western and Eastern late antiquity. --from publisher description.

The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Ritual

The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Ritual Book
Author : Risto Uro,Juliette Day,Rikard Roitto,Richard E. DeMaris
Publisher : Oxford Handbooks
Release : 2019
ISBN : 019874787X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Scholars of religion have long assumed that ritual and belief constitute the fundamental building blocks of religious traditions and that these two components of religion are interrelated and interdependent in significant ways. Generations of New Testament and Early Christian scholars have produced detailed analyses of the belief systems of nascent Christian communities, including their ideological and political dimensions, but have by and large ignored ritual as an important element of early Christian religion and as a factor contributing to the rise and the organization of the movement. In recent years, however, scholars of early Christianity have begun to use ritual as an analytical tool for describing and explaining Christian origins and the early history of the movement. Such a development has created a momentum toward producing a more comprehensive volume on the ritual world of Early Christianity employing advances made in the field of ritual studies. The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Ritual gives a manifold account of the ritual world of early Christianity from the beginning of the movement up to the end of the fifth century. The volume introduces relevant theories and approaches; central topics of ritual life in the cultural world of early Christianity; and important Christian ritual themes and practices in emerging Christian groups and factions.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome Book
Author : Michael Gagarin
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Release : 2009-12-31
ISBN : 0195170725
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome is the clearest and most accessible guide to the world of classical antiquity ever produced. This multivolume reference work is a comprehensive overview of the major cultures of the classical Mediterranean world--Greek, Hellenistic, and Roman--from the Bronze Age to the fifth century CE. It also covers the legacy of the classical world and its interpretation and influence in subsequent centuries. The Encyclopedia brings the work of the best classical scholars, archaeologists, and historians together in an easy-to-use format. The articles, written by leading scholars in the field, seek to convey the significance of the people, places, and historical events of classical antiquity, together with its intellectual and material culture. Broad overviews of literature, history, archaeology, art, philosophy, science, and religion are complimented by articles on authors and their works, literary genres and periods, historical figures and events, archaeologists and archaeological sites, artists and artistic themes and materials, philosophers and philosophical schools, scientists and scientific areas, gods, heroes, and myths. Areas covered include: · Greek and Latin Literature · Authors and Their Works · Historical Figures and Events · Religion and Mythology · Art, Artists, Artistic Themes, and Materials · Archaeology, Philosophers, and Philosophical Schools · Science and Technology · Politics, Economics, and Society · Material Culture and Everyday Life

The Apostles in Early Christian Art and Poetry

The Apostles in Early Christian Art and Poetry Book
Author : Roald Dijkstra
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2016-01-12
ISBN : 9004309748
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In The Apostles in Early Christian Art and Poetry the relation between visual and poetic images of Christ’s closest followers is discussed from the time of the first Christian figural images and poetry till the political end of the undivided Roman Empire (250-400).