Understanding Early Christian Art

Understanding Early Christian Art
Author: Robin Margaret Jensen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-04-15
ISBN 10: 1135951705
ISBN 13: 9781135951702
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.

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.

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.

Baptismal Imagery in Early Christianity

Baptismal Imagery in Early Christianity
Author: Robin M. Jensen
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-06-01
ISBN 10: 1441236279
ISBN 13: 9781441236272
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Baptismal Imagery in Early Christianity Book Review:

What can we learn from early Christian imagery about the theological meaning of baptism? Robin Jensen, a leading scholar of early Christian art and worship, examines multiple dimensions of the early Christian baptismal rite. She explores five models for understanding baptism--as cleansing from sin, sickness, and Satan; as incorporation into the community; as sanctifying and illuminative; as death and regeneration; and as the beginning of the new creation--showing how visual images, poetic language, architectural space, and symbolic actions signify and convey the theological meaning of this ritual practice. Considering image and action together, Jensen offers a holistic and integrated understanding of the power of baptism. The book is illustrated with photos.

Early Christian Art and Architecture

Early Christian Art and Architecture
Author: Guntram Koch
Publsiher: Scm Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 1996
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105020595869
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Early Christian Art and Architecture Book Review:

The early Christian period, especially the time between the third and sixth centuries, is one of the most fascinating in church history. The Christianity which developed into a state church in the Roman empire during the fourth century gave new content to traditional Graeco-Roman art and adapted it to changed needs. Different forms of churches, monasteries and baptisms came into being, as did Christian art in paintings, mosaics and sculptures; biblical manuscripts were illustrated and liturgical furnishings and vessels were given new form. Here for the first time in a single volume is an account of architecture sacred and profane, funerary art in catacombs and tombs and especially sarcophagi, the graphic arts and the various forms of art in miniature. The text is illustrated with numerous line drawings and photographs, including ground plans and elevations of churches, actual and conjectural, and there are full descriptions of the art and architecture discussed against its social and historical background. In addition there are full bibliographies and details of the most important collections of Christian art. This will prove not only an invaluable work for art historians but also a guide for those travelling in the Mediterranean area and an indication of the riches of the first centuries of the church. Guntram Koch is Professor of Christian Archaeology and the History of Byzantine Art in the University of Marburg.

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.

Early Christian Art and Architecture

Early Christian Art and Architecture
Author: Robert Milburn,Robert Leslie Pollington Milburn
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 318
Release: 1988-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780520063266
ISBN 13: 0520063260
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Early Christian Art and Architecture Book Review:

Picturing the Bible

Picturing the Bible
Author: Jeffrey Spier,Kimbell Art Museum,Kimbell art museum (Fort Worth, Tex.).
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 309
Release: 2007
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.

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: 305
Release: 2010-11-19
ISBN 10: 9004188983
ISBN 13: 9789004188983
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.

Face to Face

Face to Face
Author: Robin Margaret Jensen
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2021
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.

Early Christian Art

Early Christian Art
Author: André Grabar
Publsiher: New York Osyssey P
Total Pages: 325
Release: 1969
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015015256657
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Early Christian Art Book Review:

The beginnings of any historical movement are bound to be mysterious. So it is with Christianity, and so it is with Christian art. Into the ordered world of late classicism came the arresting voice and disturbing gaze of men "heavy with conscience" for whom art was only a medium for higher truth. André Grabar traces the emergence of this art from its pagan background and shows the social and spiritual forces that governed its growth. "Early Christian Art" covers a vast area (from Spain to Syria) and a vast theme (since content and meaning are inseparable from expression). Chapters are devoted to painting and sculpture during the persecutions, to the great Roman basilicas and Old St. Peter's, to the mosaics of Saint Costanza and to the haunting and still too little known sarcophaguses of the 4th century. The book also includes a section of ancient texts relating to art, a chronological table and a glossary-index, and the whole work is the fruition of a great scholar's life-work. -- From publisher's description.

The Apostles in Early Christian Art and Poetry

The Apostles in Early Christian Art and Poetry
Author: Roald Dijkstra
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2016-01-18
ISBN 10: 9004309748
ISBN 13: 9789004309746
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Apostles in Early Christian Art and Poetry Book Review:

In The Apostles in Early Christian Art and Poetry the relation between visual and poetic images of Christ’s closest followers is discussed from the time of the first Christian figural images and poetry till the political end of the undivided Roman Empire (250-400).

Early Christian Art

Early Christian Art
Author: Eduard Syndicus
Publsiher: London, Burns
Total Pages: 188
Release: 1962
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105010444532
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Early Christian Art Book Review:

Outlines the history of Christian art from its beginning through the first six centuries of its development. It actually began with drawings on tombstones and in burial vaults. A study of such drawings clearly shows the gradual change in attitude brought about by Christianity: the first drawings portrayed everyday scenes in life but, as Christian teachings spread, the art began to depict man's thoughts of death and resurrection. The author presents a detailed discussion of the basilica, the martyrium, the early images of Christ, and the logos on the cross. He compares the various forms of early Christian architecture, and outlines the changing art of the period of migrations. A discussion of Carolingian art rounds out this definitive work.

The Genesis of Early Christian Art

The Genesis of Early Christian Art
Author: Yukako Suzawa
Publsiher: British Archaeological Reports Limited
Total Pages: 163
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015080731600
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Genesis of Early Christian Art Book Review:

This study of the beginnings of Christian art looks at the period when Christianity co-existed alongside paganism, and identifies juxtapositions of paganism in Christian art. Chapters discuss iconography and ritual space, architecture, and the re-use of monuments and other artworks. Throughout Suzawa uses the theological concept of syncretism to analyse these juxtapositions.

Imperial Rome and Christian Triumph

Imperial Rome and Christian Triumph
Author: Jas Elsner,Jaś Elsner,Humfry Payne Senior Research Fellow in Classical Archaeology and Art Jaś Elsner,John Elsner
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 297
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780192842015
ISBN 13: 0192842013
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imperial Rome and Christian Triumph Book Review:

Western culture saw some of the most significant and innovative developments take place during the passage from antiquity to the middle ages. This stimulating new book investigates the role of the visual arts as both reflections and agents of those changes. It tackles two inter-related periodsof internal transformation within the Roman Empire: the phenomenon known as the 'Second Sophistic' (c. ad 100300)two centuries of self-conscious and enthusiastic hellenism, and the era of late antiquity (c. ad 250450) when the empire underwent a religious conversion to Christianity. Vases, murals, statues, and masonry are explored in relation to such issues as power, death, society, acculturation, and religion. By examining questions of reception, viewing, and the culture of spectacle alongside the more traditional art-historical themes of imperial patronage and stylisticchange, Jas Elsner presents a fresh and challenging account of an extraordinarily rich cultural crucible in which many fundamental developments of later European art had their origins. 'a highly individual work . . . wonderful visual and comparative analysis . . . I can think of no other general book on Roman art that deals so elegantly and informatively with the theme of visuality and visual desire.' Professor Natalie Boymel Kampen, Barnard College, New York 'exciting and original . . . a vibrant impression of creative energy and innovation held in constant tension by the persistence of more traditional motifs and techniques. Elsner constantly surprises and intrigues the reader by approaching familiar material in new ways.' Professor Averil Cameron,Keble College, Oxford

Christian Art

Christian Art
Author: Beth Williamson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2004-06-24
ISBN 10: 019280328X
ISBN 13: 9780192803283
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christian Art Book Review:

This work decodes the key themes, signs and symbols found in Christian art - the Eucharist, the Crucifixion, the Virgin Mary. It also explores the theological and historical background of Christian imagery, from the devotional works of the medieval and Renaissance periods, to the 21st century.

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: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 0802838111
ISBN 13: 9780802838117
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

Books and Readers in the Early Church

Books and Readers in the Early Church
Author: Harry Y. Gamble
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 337
Release: 1995-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780300069181
ISBN 13: 0300069189
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Books and Readers in the Early Church Book Review:

This fascinating and lively book provides the first comprehensive discussion of the production, circulation, and use of books in early Christianity. It explores the extent of literacy in early Christian communities; the relation in the early church between oral tradition and written materials; the physical form of early Christian books; how books were produced, transcribed, published, duplicated, and disseminated; how Christian libraries were formed; who read the books, in what circumstances, and to what purposes. Harry Y. Gamble interweaves practical and technological dimensions of the production and use of early Christian books with the social and institutional history of the period. Drawing on evidence from papyrology, codicology, textual criticism, and early church history, as well as on knowledge about the bibliographical practices that characterized Jewish and Greco-Roman culture, he offers a new perspective on the role of books in the first five centuries of the early church.

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.