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The art of faith : a guide to understanding Christian images

Author: Judith Couchman
Publisher: Brewster, Massachusetts : Paraclete Press, [2012]
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Judith Couchman, art history instructor at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, unfolds the fascinating (and sometimes mysterious) world of Christian imagery through the ages. This comprehensive guidebook is practical and easy to read, and includes illustrations"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Couchman
ISBN: 9781557256300 1557256306
OCLC Number: 607974068
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xii, 305 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The art of faith --
The Holy Trinity --
The unseen world --
Faithful followers --
Sacred symbols --
Liturgical art. Defining Christian art --
The missing years --
The eras of Christian art --
The art of survival --
God the Father --
Jesus Christ --
Stories about Jesus --
Miracles of Jesus --
The Christian cross --
The Holy Spirit --
Choirs of angels --
The afterlife --
Old Testament people --
New Testament people --
Church doctors and saints --
Flowers and plants --
Fruits, nuts, and grains --
Trees and bushes --
Real and mythic animals --
Birds, fish, and insects --
The human body --
Sacred colors --
Geometric shapes --
Monogram letters --
Popular numbers --
The church year --
Holy days --
The seven sacraments --
Rituals and customs --
Objects and vessels --
Liturgical books --
Vestments and adornments.
Responsibility: Judith Couchman.

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"Judith Couchman, art history instructor at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, unfolds the fascinating (and sometimes mysterious) world of Christian imagery through the ages. This comprehensive guidebook is practical and easy to read, and includes illustrations"--
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