The Mystical Language of Icons

The Mystical Language of Icons
Author: Solrunn Nes
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2009-04-10
ISBN 10: 080286497X
ISBN 13: 9780802864970
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mystical Language of Icons Book Review:

Solrunn Nes, one of Europe?s most admired iconographers, here illuminates the world of Christian icons, explaining the motifs, gestures, and colors common to these profound symbols of faith. Nes explores in depth a number of famous icons, including those of the Greater Feasts, the Mother of God, and a number of the better-known saints, enriching her discussion with references to Scripture, early Christian writings, and liturgy. She also leads readers through the process and techniques of icon painting, illustrating each step with photographs, and includes more than fifty of her own original works of art.

Praying with Icons

Praying with Icons
Author: Jim Forest
Publsiher: Orbis Books
Total Pages: 171
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 160833077X
ISBN 13: 9781608330775
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Theology of the Icon

Theology of the Icon
Author: Léonide Ouspensky
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 528
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39076001325617
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Mystical Language of Icons

Mystical Language of Icons
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:823207611
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Techniques of Traditional Icon Painting

Techniques of Traditional Icon Painting
Author: Gilles Weissmann
Publsiher: Search PressLtd
Total Pages: 127
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9781844487943
ISBN 13: 1844487946
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Techniques of Traditional Icon Painting Book Review:

Focusing on the classic methods of icon painting and its rich history, this detailed and practical guide covers everything, from the materials needed and how to prepare a panel to adding inscriptions and finishing off using traditional Byzantine techniques. It explains the origins and principles of icon painting; how to choose a subject; the technique of sacred geometry; the use of color, varnishing, and egg tempera; and how to use traditional gilding techniques. Part of the icon's symbolism is transmitted in the techniques used to create it and this is explored throughout. With in-depth information, step-by-step demonstrations, invaluable advice, and many superb examples of finished icons, this is the most comprehensive guide to the philosophy and practice of icon painting.

Windows to Heaven

Windows to Heaven
Author: Elizabeth Zelensky,Lela Gilbert
Publsiher: Brazos Press
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2005-02-01
ISBN 10: 1587431092
ISBN 13: 9781587431098
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Windows to Heaven Book Review:

An exquisite guidebook that explores the nature and purpose of icons and how they might enrich the spiritual lives of readers--Protestant and Catholic as well as Orthodox.

A History of Icon Painting

A History of Icon Painting
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9785723503052
ISBN 13: 5723503057
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Behold the Beauty of the Lord

Behold the Beauty of the Lord
Author: Henri J. M. Nouwen
Publsiher: Ave Maria Press
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2007-09-15
ISBN 10: 1594715092
ISBN 13: 9781594715099
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Behold the Beauty of the Lord Book Review:

This twentieth anniversary edition (more than 111,000 copies sold) brings Henri J.M. Nouwen's writings on Eastern Orthodox icons to a new generation and adds to the Nouwen collection published by Ave Maria Press. With a foreword by Br. Robert Lentz, a well-known painter of contemporary icons, this classic Nouwen book invites readers to pray with four Russian icons with their eyes open by emphasizing seeing or gazing, which are at the heart of Eastern spirituality. Nouwen's meditations reveal his viewing of the icons not as decorations, but holy places. The book includes four full-color icons for private contemplation or meditation.

Icons and Saints of the Eastern Orthodox Church

Icons and Saints of the Eastern Orthodox Church
Author: Alfredo Tradigo
Publsiher: Getty Publications
Total Pages: 383
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780892368457
ISBN 13: 0892368454
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Icons and Saints of the Eastern Orthodox Church Book Review:

Catalogues the heritage of images according to type and subject, from the ancient at the Monastery of Saint Catherine in the Sinai to those from Greece, Constantinople, and Russia. This book includes chapters such as role of icons in the Orthodox liturgy and on common iconic subjects, including the fathers and saints of the Eastern Church.

The Presence of Light

The Presence of Light
Author: Matthew Kapstein
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 317
Release: 2004-11-03
ISBN 10: 0226424928
ISBN 13: 9780226424927
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Presence of Light Book Review:

There is perhaps no greater constant in religious intuition and experience than the presence of light. In spiritual traditions East and West, light is not only ubiquitous but something that assumes strikingly similar forms in altogether different historical and cultural settings. This study examines light as an aspect of religiously valued experiences and its entailments for mystical theology, philosophy, politics, and religious art. The essays in this volume make an important contribution to religious studies by proposing that it is misleading to conceive of religious experience in terms of an irreconcilable dichotomy between universality and cultural construction. An esteemed group of contributors, representing the study of Asian and Western religious traditions from a range of disciplinary perspectives, suggests that attention to various forms of divine radiance shows that there is indeed a range of principles that, if not universal, are nevertheless very widely occurring and amenable to fruitful comparative inquiry. What results is a work of enormous scope, demonstrating compelling cross-connections that will be of value to scholars of comparative religions, mysticism, and the relationship between art and the sacred. Contributors: * Catherine B. Asher * Raoul Birnbaum * Sarah Iles Johnston * Matthew T. Kapstein * Andrew Louth * Paul E. Muller-Ortega * Elliot R. Wolfson * Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan * Hossein Ziai

The Meaning of Icons

The Meaning of Icons
Author: Léonide Ouspensky,Vladimir Lossky
Publsiher: St Vladimir's Seminary Press
Total Pages: 222
Release: 1982
ISBN 10: 091383677X
ISBN 13: 9780913836774
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Meaning of Icons Book Review:

The classic work on the techniques, language and interpretation of icons in the context of theology and faith. Commentary and analysis of the main types of icons. Lavishly illustrated, with 160 pages of text with drawings, 13 b/w and 51 color plates.

Icons

Icons
Author: Nikodim Pavlovich Kondakov
Publsiher: Parkstone International
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2015-09-15
ISBN 10: 1783107006
ISBN 13: 9781783107001
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Icons Book Review:

Icon painting has reached its zenith in Ukraine between the 11th and 18th centuries. This art is appealing because of its great openness to other influences – the obedience to the rules of Orthodox Christianity in its early stages, the borrowing from Roman heritage or later to the Western breakthroughs – combined with a never compromised assertion of a distinctly Slavic soul and identity. This book presents a handpicked and representative selection of works from the 11th century to the late Baroque period.

Icons and the Mystical Origins of Christianity

Icons and the Mystical Origins of Christianity
Author: Richard Temple
Publsiher: Weatherhill, Incorporated
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9781898942207
ISBN 13: 189894220X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Icons and the Mystical Origins of Christianity Book Review:

Back in print after ten years, this searching work uses the imagery of icons as the basis for an exploration of the true mystical source of the Christian faith. Richard Temple points out that icons themselves are essentially mystical at heart, for they are the key to an underground stream of knowledge aimed at the civilization of the whole person -- body, soul, and spirit -- that developed from Platonic thought, the school of Alexandria, and the Orphic mysteries. As the author discusses the meaning of the icons depicted in this volume, the richness and profundity of a lost tradition is gradually and hauntingly revealed.

Icons

Icons
Author: Faith Riccio
Publsiher: Paraclete Press (MA)
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9781612618319
ISBN 13: 1612618316
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Icons Book Review:

This lovely gift book about approaching and praying with icons everyday has over 60 full color images of Sr. Faith's icons, each paired with a scripture and an inspirational word. Experience how these beautiful icons help us live a good life, what they have to offer, what they did for Sr. Faith, and what they can do for you. Icons are an invitation to go beyond our world; to take a moment to look as through a window into heaven. The space they create gives us a wonderful and open access to reach out toward God and know him deeply in a new way. They are meant to enrich our spiritual lives. They were created to touch and form us and have an ability to soothe and confront where necessary. They provide a place to gather our wandering attention and direct it toward God. Click here to see the book trailer!

Creation Matter and the Image of God

Creation  Matter and the Image of God
Author: Dorothy A. Lee
Publsiher: ISD LLC
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-04-01
ISBN 10: 1925679276
ISBN 13: 9781925679274
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Characters and Characterization in the Gospel of John

Characters and Characterization in the Gospel of John
Author: Christopher W. Skinner
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-04-11
ISBN 10: 056725965X
ISBN 13: 9780567259653
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Characters and Characterization in the Gospel of John Book Review:

This volume examines characters in the Fourth Gospel and provides an in-depth look at different approaches currently employed by scholars working with literary and reader-oriented methods. Divided into two sections, the book first considers method and theory, followed by exegetical character studies using a literary or reader-oriented method. It summarizes the state of the discussion, examines obstacles to arriving at a comprehensive theory of character in the Fourth Gospel, compares different approaches, and compiles the diverse methodologies into one comparative study. Through this detailed exegesis, the various theories will come alive, and the merits (or deficiencies) of each approach will be available to the reader. This volume is both a comprehensive study in narrative/reader-oriented theories, and a study in the application of those theories as they apply to characterization. Summing up current research on characters and characterization in the Fourth Gospel, this book also provides a comprehensive presentation of different approaches to character that have developed in recent years.

Transcendence and Understanding

Transcendence and Understanding
Author: Zdenko S. Sirka
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2020-03-04
ISBN 10: 1532678096
ISBN 13: 9781532678097
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transcendence and Understanding Book Review:

This book brings into conversation Western and Orthodox hermeneutical schools: one represented by Hans-Georg Gadamer and his followers, while the other school is less focused around one person and yet displays common distinct features. The main question of the book is how we can mediate not only the content of understanding of who we are in relation to each other, to the world in which we live, and to God, but also comprehend the process of understanding across various historical periods. The strengths and weaknesses of both positions are presented, and it is shown how these two hermeneutical approaches can enrich each other. The book argues that preserving both positions, and indicating how they complement each other, helps show the limits of encountering the transcendent reality that can be testified to by human language without being reduced to it as such.

Orthodox Icon Patterns

Orthodox Icon Patterns
Author: R. B. Cass
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2017-09-22
ISBN 10: 9781548295028
ISBN 13: 1548295027
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Orthodox Icon Patterns Book Review:

A valuable resource for iconographers, this book contains a wide variety of patterns and sketches. Content including; icon patterns of the Nativity, the Theotokos, archangels, male and female saints, as well as halo patterns and 2 beautiful crucifixion crosses. Buildings and fabric/ background designs and 5 icon borders. Each pattern is accompanied by colour recommendations which are meant as a general guide allowing for adjustments due to differences in colour names between pigments used with egg tempera and acrylic paints.

Another Brush with God

Another Brush with God
Author: Peter Pearson
Publsiher: Church Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2009-10-01
ISBN 10: 0819226858
ISBN 13: 9780819226853
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Another Brush with God Book Review:

This is the sequel to the author’s previous work, A Brush with God, for advanced beginners, intermediate, and advanced iconographers. It presents greater detail and instructions for creating entirely new icons. One major feature of the new book is the full-page sketches that artists can photocopy and use as the basis of their own icons, providing a unique and much-requested resource. Chapters and topics include: 1. Introduction and contemporary reflections on iconography, spirituality, and technique. 2. Highlighting folds on full-length figures, including black and white renderings of draped legs, arms, and torsos. 3. Architectural and landscape renderings in Byzantine iconography, including background shadow and highlighting techniques, plus inverse perspective. 4. Festal icons, involving multiple figures, landscapes, architecture, furniture, vegetation, and animals. 5. Construction of heads, figures, and analysis of whole compositions, sacred geometry and proportion.

The Experience of God

The Experience of God
Author: Raimundo Panikkar
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 141
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 9781451416435
ISBN 13: 1451416431
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Experience of God Book Review:

"Today's search for spirituality and authenticity leads ultimately to the question, and the experience, of God. In this profound meditation from one of today's most renowned religious voices, theologian Raimon Panikkar offers a way to reflect on the perennial quest for God, its significance in many religious traditions, and its connection to our own deepest purpose and meaning. .... " [from back cover]