The Invisible God: The Earliest Christians on Art

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This study challenges a popular shibboleth, namely that Christianity came into the world as an essentially iconophobic form of religiosity, one that was opposed on principle to the use of visual images in religious contexts. It is argued here that this view misrepresents the evidence as we have it (consisting of both literary and archaeological fragments) - furthermore this misrepresentation is conscious and deliberate, designed to serve the interests of modern (and not so modern) confessional points of view. The picture ...

The Invisible God: The Earliest Christians on Art 1997, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195113815

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