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The beauty of the cross : the passion of Christ in theology and the arts, from the catacombs to the eve of the Renaissance

Author: Richard Viladesau
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
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Seeking to understand the beauty of the cross as it developed in theology and art from the early Christian era through the Middle Ages, the author argues that art and symbolism functioned as an  Read more...

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Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jésus-Christ - Passion.; Jésus-Christ; Jesus Christ.; Jesus Christus
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Viladesau
ISBN: 019518811X 9780195188110
OCLC Number: 58791208
Description: viii, 214 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The beauty and the scandal of the cross --
The cross in the New Testament and the patristic paradigm --
The monastic paradigm and the Romanesque style --
The theology of high scholasticism and Gothic art --
Nominalism, naturalism, and the intensification of Passion piety.
Responsibility: Richard Viladesau.
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