Item description for The Invisible God: The Earliest Christians on Art by Paul Corby Finney...
This revisionist study challenges the received opinion that in its earliest manifestations Christianity was a form of religiosity opposed both on principle and in fact to the use of pictures. Paul Corby Finney argues that the well-known absence of Christian pictures before A.D. 200 is due to a complex interplay of social, economic, and political factors, and is not, as is commonly assumed, a result of an anti-image ideology. The book documents the origins of Christian art based on some of the oldest surviving Christian archaeological evidence, and it seeks to show how the Christian products conformed to the already-existing pagan types and models. This study will interest scholars and students in the fields of church history, ancient history, archaeology, art history, classics, and historical theology.
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Studio: Oxford University Press, USA
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.26" Width: 6.16" Height: 0.77" Weight: 1.3 lbs.
Release Date Sep 18, 1997
Publisher Oxford University Press
ISBN 0195113810 ISBN13 9780195113815
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More About Paul Corby Finney
About the editors Everett Ferguson is Professor Emeritus of Church History at Abilene Christian University, where he was twice honored as an outstanding teacher. He is a life member and has served a term on the Council of the American Society of church History, and is a past president of the North American Patristic Society. His professional memberships also include the Society of Biblical Literature, Ecclesiastical History Society (Great Britain), Conference on Faith and History, and Association internationale d'etudes patristiques. david M. Scholer is Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Early Church History at North Park College and Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois. PaulCorby Finney is Assistant Professor of History and Associate Professor of Art and Archeology at the University of Missouri, St. Louis.
Paul Corby Finney currently resides in the state of Missouri. Paul Corby Finney has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Missouri, St. Louis.
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