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- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 99.95
This book contributes to the re-emerging field of "theology through the arts" by proposing a way of approaching one of the most challenging theological concepts - divine timelessness - through the principle of construction of space in the icon. One of the main objectives of this book is to discuss critically the implications of "reverse... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 99.95
Analysing the occasional verse writings of the celebrated colonial Mexican nun, Thomas brings to light the particular socio-historical significance of these works, which until now literary scholars have largely considered inconsequential. Thomas demonstrates how these poems by the famous nun-composed for birthdays, funerals, religious feasts, coronations... more...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 126.00
This monograph explores the history of the Coptic tradition of John?s gospel, considering when these ancient Egyptian witnesses are profitable for determining the earliest readings of their Greek source text. The standard critical edition of the Greek New Testament cites the Coptic versions no fewer than 1,000 times in John?s gospel. For these citations,... more...
- Reaktion Books 2009; US$ 45.00
Eighteenth-century Europe witnessed monumental upheavals in both the Catholic and Protestant faiths and the repercussions rippled down to the churches’ religious art forms. Nigel Aston now chronicles here the intertwining of cultural and institutional turmoil during this pivotal century. ... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 53.95
Based around an interview with Tadao Ando, this book explores the influence of the Buddhist concept of nothingness on Ando?s Christian architecture, and sheds new light on the cultural significance of the buildings of one of the world?s leading contemporary architects. Specifically, this book situates Ando?s churches, particularly his world-renowned... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99
Chartres Cathedral, south of Paris, is revered as one of the most beautiful and profound works of art in the Western canon. But what did it mean to those who constructed it in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries?and why was it built at such immense height and with such glorious play of light, in the soaring manner we now call Gothic? In this eminently... more...
- NYU Press 1992; US$ 65.00
Over the centuries, European debate about the nature and status of images of God and sacred figures has often upset the established order and shaken societies to their core. Out of this debate, an identifiable doctrine has emerged of the image in general and of the divine image in particular. This fascinating work concentrates on these historical arguments,... more...
- Princeton University Press 1999; US$ 32.95
The late eighteenth century witnessed an influx of black women to the slave-trading ports of the American Northeast. The formation of an early African American community, bound together by shared experiences and spiritual values, owed much to these women's voices. The significance of their writings would be profound for all African Americans' sense... more...
- Parkstone International 2012; US$ 8.95
Pendant plus d?un millénaire, depuis sa création en 330 jusqu?à sa chute en 1453, l?Empire byzantin fut le berceau d?une effervescence artistique que l?on commence seulement à redécouvrir. Riches de l?héritage des cultures romaine, orientale ou chrétienne, les artistes byzantins élaborèrent une tradition architecturale et picturale, empreinte de symbolisme,... more...