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Picturing the Bible: The Earliest Christian Art - Spier, Jeffrey, and Kessler, Herbert L, Professor (Contributions by), and Fine, Steven, Prof. (Contributions by)
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The fascinating story of how the earliest Christians first gave visual expression to their religious beliefs Picturing the Bible explores the vast tradition of Christian art at its very beginnings in the third century A.D., just as Christianity was emerging from its outlawed, clandestine status to become the state religion of the Roman Empire. What images did these Christians use to express their faith openly? Were they the first believers to part with Mosaic law by creating "graven images"? What Jewish and pagan ...

Picturing the Bible: The Earliest Christian Art 2008, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300149340

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Picturing the Bible: The Earliest Christian Art 2007, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300116830

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