The Clash of Gods: A Reinterpretation of Early Christian Art / Edition 1

The Clash of Gods: A Reinterpretation of Early Christian Art / Edition 1

by Thomas F. Mathews
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691009392

ISBN-13: 9780691009391

Pub. Date: 04/05/1999

Publisher: Princeton University Press

"This book presents an up-to-date and original survey of Early Christian art and its origins, and attacks the current idea of continuity between the Roman emperor cult and the art of the early church. Conservative readers may well be shocked by this lucid but utterly unconventional presentation of an often treated subject. I find Thomas Mathews's work convincing

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"This book presents an up-to-date and original survey of Early Christian art and its origins, and attacks the current idea of continuity between the Roman emperor cult and the art of the early church. Conservative readers may well be shocked by this lucid but utterly unconventional presentation of an often treated subject. I find Thomas Mathews's work convincing and impressive."—Hugo Buchthal

"Not only does Mathews present bold arguments that I find persuasive, but his book is exciting to read. He removes the images of Christ from the iconography of the emperor and puts them into the far more plausible context of late antique teachers and wonder-workers."—G. W. Bowersock

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691009391
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
04/05/1999
Series:
Princeton Paperbacks Series
Edition description:
Revised and Expanded
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
541,987
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Ch. 1The Mistake of the Emperor Mystique3
Ch. 2The Chariot and the Donkey23
Ch. 3The Magician54
Ch. 4Larger-than-Life92
Ch. 5Christ Chameleon115
Ch. 6Convergence142
Epilogue177
List of Abbreviations181
Notes183
List of Figures205
Index213

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