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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 13 September 2022
  • ISBN : 9780691246994
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Rating : 3/5 from 1 voters

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Between the third and sixth centuries, the ancient gods, goddesses, and heroes who had populated the imagination of humankind for a millennium were replaced by a new imagery of Christ and his saints. Thomas Mathews explores the many different, often surprising, artistic images and religious interpretations of Christ during this period. He challenges the accepted theory of the "Emperor Mystique," which, interpreting Christ as king, derives the vocabulary of Christian art from the propagandistic imagery of the Roman emperor. This revised edition contains a new preface by the author and a new chapter on the origin and development of icons in private domestic cult.

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The Clash of Gods

The Clash of Gods
  • Author : Thomas F. Mathews
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2022-09-13
  • ISBN : 9780691246994
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Between the third and sixth centuries, the ancient gods, goddesses, and heroes who had populated the imagination of humankind for a millennium were replaced by a new imagery of Christ and his saints. Thomas Mathews explores the many different, often surprising, artistic images and religious interpretations of Christ during this period. He challenges the accepted theory of the "Emperor Mystique," which, interpreting Christ as king, derives the vocabulary of Christian art from the propagandistic imagery of the Roman emperor. This

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  • Release Date : 2016-07-07
  • ISBN : 9781317118459
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The comparative study of empires has traditionally been addressed in the widest possible global historical perspective with comparison of New World empires such as the Aztecs and Incas side by side with the history of imperial Rome and the empires of China and Russia in the medieval and modern periods. Surprisingly little work has been carried out focusing on the evolution of state control and imperial administration in the same territory; approached in a rigorous and historically grounded fashion over

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-10-23
  • ISBN : 9781317797654
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  • Publisher : Pablo Andrés Wunderlich Padilla
  • Release Date : 2022-04-15
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  • ISBN : OCLC:468811553
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  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2012-06-22
  • ISBN : 9789004229181
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  • Publisher : SPCK
  • Release Date : 2013-06-20
  • ISBN : 9780281070992
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-04-15
  • ISBN : 9781135951771
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  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release Date : 2017-03-08
  • ISBN : 9780812248845
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Beginning in the twelfth century, clergy and laity alike started wondering with intensity about the historical and developmental details of Jesus' early life. Was the Christ Child like other children, whose characteristics and capabilities depended on their age? Was he sweet and tender, or formidable and powerful? Not finding sufficient information in the Gospels, which are almost completely silent about Jesus' childhood, medieval Christians turned to centuries-old apocryphal texts for answers. In The Quest for the Christ Child in the

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  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release Date : 2004-11-10
  • ISBN : 0802827969
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This series is designed to promote reflection on the history, theology, and practice of Christian worship and to stimulate worship renewal in Christian congregations. Written by pastoral worship leaders from diverse communities and scholars from a range of disciplines, these volumes seek to nurture worship practices that are at once spiritually vital and theologically rooted. Book jacket.

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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-06-08
  • ISBN : 9781400849833
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  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-01-31
  • ISBN : 9781108473071
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  • ISBN : 9780567671516
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Jesus Christ is arguably the most famous man who ever lived. His image adorns countless churches, icons, and paintings. He is the subject of millions of statues, sculptures, devotional objects and works of art. Everyone can conjure an image of Jesus: usually as a handsome, white man with flowing locks and pristine linen robes. But what did Jesus really look like? Is our popular image of Jesus overly westernized and untrue to historical reality? This question continues to fascinate. Leading