Reading Images, Seeing Texts: Towards a Visual Hermeneutics for Biblical Studies

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In recent years, a growing number of biblical scholars have turned to ancient art as a vital resource for understanding the historical and conceptual background of the Bible. While these "iconographic" approaches have done much to advance findings from more traditional text-based studies, they have yet to fully address issues pertaining to the nature, power, and meaning of ancient art as well as the social practices, effects, and responses that are derived from and inform how images functioned in ancient visual culture. ...

Reading Images, Seeing Texts: Towards a Visual Hermeneutics for Biblical Studies 2016, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Goettingen

ISBN-13: 9783525544068

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