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The power of pictures in Christian thought : the use and abuse of images in the Bible and theology

Author: Anthony C Thiselton
Publisher: London : SPCK Publishing, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Part One considers key philosophical and aesthetic evaluations of literary images and symbols. The power of pictures is widely appreciated, as in the adage 'a picture is worth a thousand words'. Sometimes Christian discourse can be smothered by endless prose, which demands much inferential reasoning. There is, however, a contrary argument. An isolated visual representation can be misleading if it is improperly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony C Thiselton
ISBN: 0281078866 9780281078868
OCLC Number: 1031956356
Description: ix, 252 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1. Philosophical, hermeneutical and literary. The power of pictures, visual images and symbols --
The seduction of pictures and images under certain conditions --
Pictures, metaphors and symbols --
Interpreting pictrures and visual images --
Part 2. Biblical pictures and symbols and images. Visual pictures and symbolic acts int he Old Testament --
Pictures and images in the teaching of Jesus --
Pictures and analogies in the earlier letters of Paul: 1 Thessalonians, Galatians and I Corinthians --
The later letters of Paul: from 2 Corinthians to the Pastoral Epistles --
Pictures, symbols and images in the book of Revelation --
Part 3. Communication in history and today. Pictures and symbols in post-biblical sources and Christian communication today.
Responsibility: Anthony C. Thiselton.

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