Understanding Early Christian Art

Understanding Early Christian Art
Author: Robin Margaret Jensen
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 221
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 0415204542
ISBN 13: 9780415204545
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Early Christian Art Book Review:

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.

The Routledge Handbook of Early Christian Art

The Routledge Handbook of Early Christian Art
Author: Robin M. Jensen,Mark D. Ellison
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2018-05-20
ISBN 10: 1317514173
ISBN 13: 9781317514176
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook of Early Christian Art Book Review:

The Routledge Handbook of Early Christian Art surveys a broad spectrum of Christian art produced from the late second to the sixth centuries. The first part of the book opens with a general survey of the subject and then presents fifteen essays that discuss specific media of visual art—catacomb paintings, sculpture, mosaics, gold glass, gems, reliquaries, ceramics, icons, ivories, textiles, silver, and illuminated manuscripts. Each is written by a noted expert in the field. The second part of the book takes up themes relevant to the study of early Christian art. These seven chapters consider the ritual practices in decorated spaces, the emergence of images of Christ’s Passion and miracles, the functions of Christian secular portraits, the exemplary mosaics of Ravenna, the early modern history of Christian art and archaeology studies, and further reflection on this field called “early Christian art.” Each of the volume’s chapters includes photographs of many of the objects discussed, plus bibliographic notes and recommendations for further reading. The result is an invaluable introduction to and appraisal of the art that developed out of the spread of Christianity through the late antique world. Undergraduate and graduate students of late classical, early Christian, and Byzantine culture, religion, or art will find it an accessible and insightful orientation to the field. Additionally, professional academics, archivists, and curators working in these areas will also find it valuable as a resource for their own research, as well as a textbook or reference work for their students.

Picturing the Bible

Picturing the Bible
Author: Jeffrey Spier,Kimbell Art Museum,Steven Fine,Kimbell art museum (Fort Worth, Tex.).
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 309
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780300116830
ISBN 13: 0300116837
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Picturing the Bible Book Review:

Published on the occasion of the exhibition organized by the Kimbell Art Museum and shown there November 18, 2007 - March 30, 2008.

Understanding Early Christian Art

Understanding Early Christian Art
Author: Robin Margaret Jensen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-04-15
ISBN 10: 1135951772
ISBN 13: 9781135951771
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Early Christian Art Book Review:

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.

Face to Face

Face to Face
Author: Robin Margaret Jensen
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 9781451417517
ISBN 13: 1451417519
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Face to Face Book Review:

Examining how God and eventually Christ are portrayed in early Christian art, Jensen explores questions of the relationship between art and theology, conflicts over idolatry and iconography, and how the Christological controversies affected the portrayals of Christ. Since much of this art comes from ancient Rome, she places her analysis in the context of the history of Roman portraiture. One hundred photographs enhance the discussion.

Baptismal Imagery in Early Christianity

Baptismal Imagery in Early Christianity
Author: Robin M. Jensen
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2012-06-01
ISBN 10: 080104832X
ISBN 13: 9780801048326
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Baptismal Imagery in Early Christianity Book Review:

A leading scholar of early Christian art and worship shows how images, language, architectural space, and symbolic actions convey the theological meaning of baptism.

Living Water Images Symbols and Settings of Early Christian Baptism

Living Water  Images  Symbols  and Settings of Early Christian Baptism
Author: Robin Jensen
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2010-11-19
ISBN 10: 9004189084
ISBN 13: 9789004189089
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Water Images Symbols and Settings of Early Christian Baptism Book Review:

An interdisciplinary study of the practice and purpose of early Christian baptism as it is depicted in pictorial art and as it was practiced in-built structures, this book integrates physical remains with literary evidence for the early Christian initiation rite.

The Art of Empire

The Art of Empire
Author: Lee M. Jefferson,Robin M. Jensen
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2015-10-01
ISBN 10: 1506402844
ISBN 13: 9781506402840
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Empire Book Review:

In recent years, art historians such as Johannes Deckers (Picturing the Bible, 2009) have argued for a significant transition in fourth- and fifth-century images of Jesus following the conversion of Constantine. Broadly speaking, they perceive the image of a peaceful, benevolent shepherd transformed into a powerful, enthroned Jesus, mimicking and mirroring the dominance and authority of the emperor. The powers of church and state are thus conveniently synthesized in such a potent image. This deeply rooted position assumes that ante-pacem images of Jesus were uniformly humble while post-Constantinian images exuded the grandeur of power and glory. The Art of Empire contends that the art and imagery of Late Antiquity merits a more nuanced understanding of the context of the imperial period before and after Constantine. The chapters in this collection each treat an aspect of the relationship between early Christian art and the rituals, practices, or imagery of the Empire, and offer a new and fresh perspective on the development of Christian art in its imperial background.

The Dawn of Christian Art in Panel Paintings and Icons

The Dawn of Christian Art in Panel Paintings and Icons
Author: Thomas F. Mathews,Norman E. Muller
Publsiher: Getty Publications
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-02-01
ISBN 10: 1606065092
ISBN 13: 9781606065099
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dawn of Christian Art in Panel Paintings and Icons Book Review:

Staking out new territory in the history of art, this book presents a compelling argument for a lost link between the panel-painting tradition of Greek antiquity and Christian paintings of Byzantium and the Renaissance. While art historians place the origin of icons in the seventh century, Thomas F. Mathews finds strong evidence as early as the second century in the texts of Irenaeus and the Acts of John that describe private Christian worship. In closely studying an obscure set of sixty neglected panel paintings from Egypt in Roman times, the author explains how these paintings of the Egyptian gods offer the missing link in the long history of religious painting. Christian panel paintings and icons are for the first time placed in a continuum with the pagan paintings that preceded them, sharing elements of iconography, technology, and religious usages as votive offerings. Exciting discoveries punctuate the narrative: the technology of the triptych, enormously popular in Europe, traced by the authors to the construction of Egyptian portable shrines, such as the Isis and Serapis of the J. Paul Getty Museum; the discovery that the egg tempera painting medium, usually credited to Renaissance artist Cimabue, has been identified in Egyptian panels a millennium earlier; and the reconstruction of a ring of icons on the chancel of Saint Sophia in Istanbul. This book will be a vital addition to the fields of Egyptian, Graeco-Roman, and late-antique art history and, more generally, to the history of painting.

Christ the Miracle Worker in Early Christian Art

Christ the Miracle Worker in Early Christian Art
Author: Lee M. Jefferson
Publsiher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 1451477937
ISBN 13: 9781451477931
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christ the Miracle Worker in Early Christian Art Book Review:

Images and artistic representations were of significant value to the early Christian communities. In Christ the Miracle Worker in Early Christian Art, Lee Jefferson argues, in fact, that images provided visual representations of vital religious and theological truths crucial to the faithful, by which art possessed the power to project concepts and claims beyond the limitations of the written and spoken word. Images of Christ performing miracles or healings, as demonstrated in this volume, functioned as advertisements for Christianity and illustrated explications of the nature of Christ. These images of Christ as worker of miracles and healing form the nucleus of an extensive examination of this power of art, its role in fostering devotion, and the deep connection between art and its underwriting and elucidation of pivotal theological claims and developments. (back cover).

The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Studies

The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Studies
Author: Susan Ashbrook Harvey,David G. Hunter
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 1020
Release: 2008-09-04
ISBN 10: 9780199271566
ISBN 13: 0199271569
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Studies Book Review:

The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Studies responds to and celebrates the explosion of research in this inter-disciplinary field over recent decades. It is thematically arranged to encompass history, literature, thought, practices, and material culture. Whilst the burgeoning of scholarly work has made it impossible for any one scholar to maintain expertise in every aspect of the discipline, this handbook seeks to aid both the new researcher in the field andthe scholar entering an unfamiliar sub-specialty. Each chapter orients readers to the current 'state of the question' in a given area, reflecting on key research issues to date, highlighting primarysources and giving suggestions as to the likely direction of future work. The Handbook takes the period 100 to 600 CE as a chronological span and examines the vast geographical area impacted by the early church, in Western and Eastern late antiquity.

The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Ritual

The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Ritual
Author: Risto Uro,Juliette Day,Rikard Roitto,Richard E. DeMaris
Publsiher: Oxford Handbooks
Total Pages: 713
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 019874787X
ISBN 13: 9780198747871
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Ritual Book Review:

Scholars of religion have long assumed that ritual and belief constitute the fundamental building blocks of religious traditions and that these two components of religion are interrelated and interdependent in significant ways. Generations of New Testament and Early Christian scholars have produced detailed analyses of the belief systems of nascent Christian communities, including their ideological and political dimensions, but have by and large ignored ritual as an important element of early Christian religion and as a factor contributing to the rise and the organization of the movement. In recent years, however, scholars of early Christianity have begun to use ritual as an analytical tool for describing and explaining Christian origins and the early history of the movement. Such a development has created a momentum toward producing a more comprehensive volume on the ritual world of Early Christianity employing advances made in the field of ritual studies. The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Ritual gives a manifold account of the ritual world of early Christianity from the beginning of the movement up to the end of the fifth century. The volume introduces relevant theories and approaches; central topics of ritual life in the cultural world of early Christianity; and important Christian ritual themes and practices in emerging Christian groups and factions.

Crispina and Her Sisters

Crispina and Her Sisters
Author: Christine Schenk
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2017-12-01
ISBN 10: 1506411894
ISBN 13: 9781506411897
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crispina and Her Sisters Book Review:

Cripina and Her Sisters explores visual imagery found on burial artifacts of prominent early Christian women. It carefully situates the tomb art within the cultural context of customary Roman commemorations of the dead and provides an in-depth review of women‘s history in the first four centuries of Christianity. From this, a fascinating picture emerges of women‘s authority in the early church--a picture either not readily available or recognized, or even sadly distorted in the written history.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome
Author: Michael Gagarin
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 3584
Release: 2009-12-31
ISBN 10: 0195170725
ISBN 13: 9780195170726
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome Book Review:

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome is the clearest and most accessible guide to the world of classical antiquity ever produced. This multivolume reference work is a comprehensive overview of the major cultures of the classical Mediterranean world--Greek, Hellenistic, and Roman--from the Bronze Age to the fifth century CE. It also covers the legacy of the classical world and its interpretation and influence in subsequent centuries. The Encyclopedia brings the work of the best classical scholars, archaeologists, and historians together in an easy-to-use format. The articles, written by leading scholars in the field, seek to convey the significance of the people, places, and historical events of classical antiquity, together with its intellectual and material culture. Broad overviews of literature, history, archaeology, art, philosophy, science, and religion are complimented by articles on authors and their works, literary genres and periods, historical figures and events, archaeologists and archaeological sites, artists and artistic themes and materials, philosophers and philosophical schools, scientists and scientific areas, gods, heroes, and myths. Areas covered include: · Greek and Latin Literature · Authors and Their Works · Historical Figures and Events · Religion and Mythology · Art, Artists, Artistic Themes, and Materials · Archaeology, Philosophers, and Philosophical Schools · Science and Technology · Politics, Economics, and Society · Material Culture and Everyday Life

The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Biblical Interpretation

The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Biblical Interpretation
Author: Paul M. Blowers,Peter William Martens
Publsiher: Oxford Handbooks
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 019871839X
ISBN 13: 9780198718390
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Biblical Interpretation Book Review:

The Bible was the lifeblood of virtually every aspect of the life of the early churches. This Handbook explores a wide array of themes related to the reception, canonization, interpretation, uses, and legacies of the Bible in early Christianity.

God in Early Christian Thought

God in Early Christian Thought
Author: Andrew Brian McGowan,Brian Edward Daley,Timothy J. Gaden
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 407
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9004174125
ISBN 13: 9789004174122
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God in Early Christian Thought Book Review:

While the diversity of early Christian thought and practice is now generally assumed, and the experiences and beliefs of Christians beyond the works of great theologians increasingly valued, the question of God is perennial and fundamental. These essays, individually modest in scope, seek to address that largest of questions using particular issues and problems, or single thinkers and distinct texts. They include studies of doctrine and theology as traditionally conceived, but also of understandings of God among the early Christians that emerge from study of liturgy, art, and asceticism, and in relation to the social order and to nature itself.

The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology

The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology
Author: Finney
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 0802890164
ISBN 13: 9780802890160
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology Book Review:

More than 400 distinguished scholars, including archaeologists, art historians, historians, epigraphers, and theologians, have written the 1,455 entries in this monumental encyclopedia--the first comprehensive reference work of its kind. From Aachen to Zurzach, Paul Corby Finney's three-volume masterwork draws on archaeological and epigraphic evidence to offer readers a basic orientation to early Christian architecture, sculpture, painting, mosaic, and portable artifacts created roughly between AD 200 and 600 in Africa, Asia, and Europe. Clear, comprehensive, and richly illustrated, this work will be an essential resource for all those interested in late antique and early Christian art, archaeology, and history. -- Provided by publisher.

Studia Patristica Volume XLIV

Studia Patristica  Volume XLIV
Author: Jane Baun,A. Cameron,M. Edwards,Markus Vinzent
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 553
Release: 2010-05-05
ISBN 10: 9789042923706
ISBN 13: 9042923709
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Studia Patristica Volume XLIV Book Review:

Papers presented at the Fifteenth International Conference on Patristic Studies held in Oxford 2007 (see also Studia Patristica 45, 46, 47, 48 and 49). The successive sets of Studia Patristica contain papers delivered at the International Conferences on Patristic Studies, which meet for a week once every four years in Oxford; they are held under the aegis of the Theology Faculty of the University. Members of these conferences come from all over the world and most offer papers. These range over the whole field, both East and West, from the second century to a section on the Nachleben of the Fathers. The majority are short papers dealing with some small and manageable point; they raise and sometimes resolve questions about the authenticity of documents, dates of events, and such like, and some unveil new texts. The smaller number of longer papers put such matters into context and indicate wider trends. The whole reflects the state of Patristic scholarship and demonstrates the vigour and popularity of the subject.

Signs Symbols in Christian Art

Signs   Symbols in Christian Art
Author: George Ferguson,George Wells Ferguson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 183
Release: 1961
ISBN 10: 9780195014327
ISBN 13: 0195014324
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Signs Symbols in Christian Art Book Review:

Examines the use and meaning of Christian symbols found in Renaissance art

A Guide to Christian Art

A Guide to Christian Art
Author: Diane Apostolos-Cappadona
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-05-14
ISBN 10: 0567685144
ISBN 13: 9780567685148
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Guide to Christian Art Book Review:

A one-volume introduction to and overview of Christian art, from its earliest history to the present day. Diane Apostolos-Cappadona begins by examining how art and Christianity have intersected throughout history, and charts this tumultuous relationship that has yielded some of the greatest outpourings of human creativity. To introduce readers to the way a painting can be read Apostolos-Cappadona begins with an analysis of a painting of the Adoration of the Magi, helping readers to see how they can interpret for themselves the signs, symbols and figures that the book covers. In the more-than 1000 entries that follow Apostolos-Cappadona gives readers an expert overview of all the frequently used symbols and motifs in Christian art as well as the various saints, historical figures, religious events, and biblical scenes most frequently depicted. Readers are introduced to the ways in which religious paintings are often "coded'" such as what a lily means in a picture of Mary, how a goldfinch can be "Christological", or how the presence of an Eagle means it is likely to be a picture of St John. The entries are organized by topic, so that students and beginners can easily find their way to discussion of the themes and motifs they see before them when looking at a painting.