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Living water : images, symbols, and settings of early Christian baptism
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ISBN: 1283119978 9786613119971 9004189084 Year: 2011 Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill,

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This general survey of early Christian baptismal iconography and architecture integrates visual depictions and physical settings of baptism with textual evidence for its practice and purpose. An opening overview of pictorial art (paintings, relief sculpture, mosaics, and ivories) prompts questions about components of the actual ritual which are treated in the literary sources. The study’s second half considers selected baptismal structures, examining the symbolism, purpose, and possible meaning of their spatial design and decorative programs. In most instances the synthesis of documentary and material evidence is enriching and complementary. However, even when physical and textual data diverge, their discontinuity demonstrates the variability of ritual performance and the perennial distinction between ideal and actual practice..

Understanding early Christian art
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ISBN: 0415204542 0415204550 Year: 2000 Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge,

Understanding early Christian art
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ISBN: 9780415204552 Year: 2007 Publisher: London Routledge

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Face to face : portraits of the divine in early Christianity
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ISBN: 0800636783 0800660927 Year: 2004 Publisher: Minneapolis (Minn.) Augsburg publ. house,

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Christian church history --- Iconography --- anno 1-499 --- God --- Saints in art. --- Art, Early Christian. --- Portraits, Roman. --- Jesus Christ --- 7.046.3 --- 73.033.1 --- 75.033.1 --- Iconografie: religieuze voorstellingen --- Vroegchristelijke beeldhouwkunst --- Vroegchristelijke schilderkunst --- 75.033.1 Vroegchristelijke schilderkunst --- 73.033.1 Vroegchristelijke beeldhouwkunst --- 7.046.3 Iconografie: religieuze voorstellingen --- Art, Early Christian --- Portraits, Roman --- Christian saints in art --- God (Christianity) --- Roman portraits --- Early Christian art --- Christian art and symbolism --- Christ --- Cristo --- Jezus Chrystus --- Jesus Cristo --- Jesus, --- Jezus --- Christ, Jesus --- Yeh-su --- Masīḥ --- Khristos --- Gesù --- Christo --- Yeshua --- Chrystus --- Gesú Cristo --- Ježíš --- Isa, --- Nabi Isa --- Isa Al-Masih --- Al-Masih, Isa --- Masih, Isa Al --- -Jesus, --- Jesucristo --- Yesu --- Yeh-su Chi-tu --- Iēsous --- Iēsous Christos --- Iēsous, --- Kʻristos --- Hisus Kʻristos --- Christos --- Jesuo --- Yeshuʻa ben Yosef --- Yeshua ben Yoseph --- Iisus --- Iisus Khristos --- Jeschua ben Joseph --- Ieso Kriʻste --- Yesus --- Kristus --- ישו --- ישו הנוצרי --- ישו הנצרי --- ישוע --- ישוע בן יוסף --- المسيح --- مسيح --- يسوع المسيح --- 耶稣 --- 耶稣基督 --- 예수그리스도 --- Jíizis --- Yéshoua --- Iėsu̇s --- Khrist Iėsu̇s --- عيسىٰ --- ‏عيسىٰ‏


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The cross : history, art, and controversy
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ISBN: 9780674088801 0674088808 Year: 2017 Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts Harvard University Press

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The cross stirs intense feelings among Christians as well as non-Christians. Robin Jensen takes readers on an intellectual and spiritual journey through the two-thousand-year evolution of the cross as an idea and an artifact, illuminating the controversies--along with the forms of devotion--this central symbol of Christianity inspires. Jesus's death on the cross posed a dilemma for Saint Paul and the early Church fathers. Crucifixion was a humiliating form of execution reserved for slaves and criminals. How could their messiah and savior have been subjected to such an ignominious death? Wrestling with this paradox, they reimagined the cross as a triumphant expression of Christ's sacrificial love and miraculous resurrection. Over time, the symbol's transformation raised myriad doctrinal questions, particularly about the crucifix--the cross with the figure of Christ--and whether it should emphasize Jesus's suffering or his glorification. How should Jesus's body be depicted: alive or dead, naked or dressed? Should it be shown at all? Jensen's wide-ranging study focuses on the cross in painting and literature, the quest for the "true cross" in Jerusalem, and the symbol's role in conflicts from the Crusades to wars of colonial conquest. The Cross also reveals how Jews and Muslims viewed the most sacred of all Christian emblems and explains its role in public life in the West today.--


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Baptismal imagery in early Christianity : ritual, visual, and theological dimensions.
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ISBN: 9780801048326 Year: 2012 Publisher: Grand Rapids Baker Academic,

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