The Leading eBooks Store Online 4,272,009 members ⚫ 1,419,367 ebooks

New to eBooks.com?

Learn more

Subtle Bodies

Representing Angels in Byzantium

Subtle Bodies by Glenn Peers
Buy this eBook
US$ 63.00
(If any tax is payable it will be calculated and shown at checkout.)
Throughout the course of Byzantine history, Christian doctrine taught that angels have a powerful place in cosmology. It also taught that angels were immaterial, bodiless, invisible beings. But if that were the case, how could they be visualized and depicted in icons and other works of art? This book describes the strategies used by Byzantine artists to represent the incorporeal forms of angels and the rationalizations in defense of their representations mustered by theologians in the face of iconoclastic opposition. Glenn Peers demonstrates that these problems of representation provide a unique window on Late Antique thought in general.
University of California Press; February 2001
253 pages; ISBN 9780520925137
Read online, or download in secure PDF format
Title: Subtle Bodies
Author: Glenn Peers