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Understanding Early Christian Art.

Author: Robin Margaret Jensen
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Understanding Early Christian Art is designed for students of both religion and of art history. It makes the critical tools of art historians accessible to students of religion, to help them understand better the visual representations of Christianity. It will also aid art historians in comprehending the complex theology, history and context of Christian art. This interdisciplinary and boundary-breaking approach  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Jensen, Robin Margaret
Understanding Early Christian Art
Abingdon, Oxon : Taylor and Francis,c2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Margaret Jensen
ISBN: 9781135951702 1135951705
OCLC Number: 1058571205
Description: 1 online resource (232 pages)
Contents: Cover --
Title Page --
Copyright Page --
Dedication --
Table of Contents --
List of Illustrations --
Acknowledgments --
Abbreviations --
Introduction --
1. The Character of Early Christian Iconography: Issues and Problems of Interpretation --
2. Non-narrative Images: Christian Use of Classical Symbols and Popular Motifs --
3. Pictorial Typologies and Visual Exegesis --
4. Portraits of the Incarnate God --
5. Images of the Suffering Redeemer --
6. Born Again: the Resurrection of the Body and the Restoration of Eden --
Notes --
Select Bibliography --
Index.

Abstract:

Understanding Early Christian Art is designed for students of both religion and of art history. It makes the critical tools of art historians accessible to students of religion, to help them understand better the visual representations of Christianity. It will also aid art historians in comprehending the complex theology, history and context of Christian art. This interdisciplinary and boundary-breaking approach will enable students in several fields to further their understanding and knowledge of the art of the early Christian era. Understanding Early Christian Art contains over fifty images with parallel text.

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