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Face to Face: Portraits of the Divine in Early Christianity [Paperback]

By Robin M. Jensen (Author)
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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.

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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
Pages   234
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10" Width: 7" Height: 0.6"
Weight:   1.24 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 1, 2004
Publisher   Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Edition  New  
ISBN  0800636783  
ISBN13  9780800636784  


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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Robin M. Jensen is Patrick O'Brien Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. She is also the author of Baptismal Imagery in Early Christianity: Ritual, Visual, and Theological Dimensions and The Substance of Things Seen: Art, Faith, and the Christian Community.

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