Face to Face: Portraits of the Divine in Early Christianity

Face to Face: Portraits of the Divine in Early Christianity
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...
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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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Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Publication Year: 2004
ASIN: B000VU4JC4
ISBN: 9780800636784
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