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Illuminating Luke: The Infancy Narrative in Italian Renaissance Painting [Paperback]

By Heidi J. Hornik (Author), Mikeal C. Parsons (Author) & Mikeal C. Parsons (Editor)
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Written by a biblical scholar in collaboration with an art historian, Illuminating Luke: The Infancy Narrative in Italian Renaissance Painting demonstrates just how much those two disciplines have to say to one another today. Through their close readings of famous paintings illustrating stories from Luke, the authors ask: How did Renaissance artists and their patrons understand the gospel? And what traditions of faith guided them in translating biblical text and Church tradition into paint? The answers to those questions are unfolded within a rich context of meaning, that provides a unique access to these ageless retellings of the stories of Christ s infancy while illuminating the profound heritage of spirituality that Italian Renaissance artists embodied in their work.

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Studio: Trinity Press International
Pages   176
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.88" Width: 7" Height: 0.49"
Weight:   1.25 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 1, 2003
Publisher   Trinity Press International
ISBN  1563384051  
ISBN13  9781563384059  

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More About Heidi J. Hornik & Mikeal C. Parsons

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Heidi J. Hornik is Professor of Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art History at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, author of Michele Tosini and the Ghirlandaio Workshop in Cinquecento Florence," co-author with Mikeal Parsons of Illuminating Luke: The Infancy Narrative in Italian Renaissance Painting" (vol.1) and The Public Ministry of Christ in Italian Renaissance and Baroque Painting" (vol.2) and co-editor of Interpreting Christian Art." Mikeal C. Parsons is Macon Chair and Professor of Religion at Baylor University. In addition to the works co-authored with Heidi J. Hornik, he is the author of (with Martin Culy), "A Greek Handbook on the Acts of the Apostles, Body and Character in Luke and Acts," and "Luke. Storyteller, Evangelist, and Interpreter."

Heidi J. Hornik was born in 1962.

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Visual Understanding of Luke  Jul 1, 2006
This is the author's second volume on Luke. The book offers great visual insight to the message of Luke through the paintings of the Renaissance. The pictures provide details that you can sometimes miss in reading the gospel itself.

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