Item description for Face to Face: Portraits of the Divine in Early Christianity by Robin M. Jensen...
Overview Early depictions of Christ tended to be symbolic (e.g., the good shepherd, the fish) and avoided portraiture. Jensen explores how early iconography evolved, its Greco-Roman context, and the theological conflicts it generated. One hundred photographs enhance the discussion.
Publishers Description 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.
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Studio: Fortress Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10" Width: 7" Height: 0.6" Weight: 1.24 lbs.
Release Date Jan 3, 2005
Publisher Augsburg Fortress Publishers
ISBN 0800636783 ISBN13 9780800636784
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More About Robin M. Jensen
Robin M. Jensen (PhD, Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary) is Patrick O'Brien Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. She previously taught at Vanderbilt University. She has authored several books, including Face to Face: Portraits of the Divine in Early Christianity and Understanding Early Christian Art.