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Picturing the Bible : the earliest Christian art

Author: Jeffrey Spier; Kimbell Art Museum.
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press ; Fort Worth : in association with the Kimbell Art Museum, 2007. ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Picturing the Bible explores the origins and emergence of Christian art from its very beginnings in the third century A.D., when Christianity was an outlawed, clandestine faith, through the fourth and fifth centuries, which saw it rise to become the state religion of the Roman Empire. What images did the early Christians use to express their faith? Were they the first believers to part with Mosaic law by creating  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogues
Illustrated works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Spier; Kimbell Art Museum.
ISBN: 9780300116830 0300116837 9780912804477 0912804475 9780300149340 0300149344
OCLC Number: 85783399
Notes: Published on the occasion of the exhibition organized by the Kimbell Art Museum and shown there November 18, 2007 - March 30, 2008.
Description: xv, 309 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 32 cm
Contents: The earliest Christian art : from personal salvation to imperial power / Jeffrey Spier --
Jewish art and Biblical exegesis in the Greco-Roman world / Steven Fine --
The emergence of Christian art / Mary Charles-Murray --
Early Christian images and exegesis / Robin M. Jensen --
Constantine the great and early Christian art / Johannes G. Deckers --
Bright gardens of paradise / Herbert L. Kessler --
The word made flesh in early decorated Bibles / Herbert L. Kessler --
Catalogue : The emergence of Christian art : Exegesis and the earliest Christian images --
Jewish symbols --
The path to salvation --
Christian empire : The life, passion, and resurrection of Christ --
The crucifixion --
The cross --
Apostolic succession and traditio legis --
Complex exegesis --
Illustrated Bibles --
Religious images as imperial messages.
Responsibility: [edited by] Jeffrey Spier ; with contributions by Mary Charles-Murray [and others].
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Explores the vast tradition of Christian art at its very beginnings in the third century AD, just as Christianity was emerging from its outlawed, clandestine status to become the state religion of  Read more...


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