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The maze and the warrior : symbols in architecture, theology, and music

Author: Craig M Wright
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A tourist visiting the famous cathedral at Chartres might be surprised to discover an enormous labyrinth embedded in the thirteenth-century floor. Why is it there? In this book Craig Wright explores the complex symbolism of the labyrinth in architecture, religious thought, music, and dance from the Middle Ages to the present."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Craig M Wright
ISBN: 0674005031 9780674005037 0674013638 9780674013636
OCLC Number: 45499547
Description: ix, 351 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: The ancient and early Christian maze --
The maze as symbol in the church --
The theology of the maze --
The warrior, the lamb, and astrology --
The dance of the maze --
Symbolizing the Christian warrior --
Sounds and symbols of an armed man --
The maze of pilgrimage and pleasure --
Musical mazes from Moses to Mozart --
Epilogue: The maze reborn in an ecumenical age.
Responsibility: Craig Wright.

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"Wright's maze is the labyrinth. His warrior is Theseus, Christ, the Christian soldier, l'homme arme, the pilgrim, or the lover, who enters the labyrinth to meet a challenge at its center and Read more...

 
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