The Illustrated Jesus Through the Centuries

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In this wise, informative, and sumptuously illustrated book, Pelikan discusses how each age created Jesus in its own image, discovering in his life and teachings the answers to fundamental questions of human existence and destiny. Studying the images of Jesus cherished by successive ages - from rabbi in the first century to universal man in the Renaissance to liberator in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries - Pelikan suggests that the way a particular age depicted Jesus is an essential key to understanding that era.
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In the Christian world there is no more powerful image than that of Jesus Christ. Yet with each generation that image is reinterpreted through the philosophy and art of the time. Pelikan, a noted Yale history scholar, theologian, and author, here revisits one of his earlier books, Jesus Through the Centuries (LJ 10/1/85). In this revision, Pelikan has abridged the text and turns to illustrations to convey his interpretations. The result is a lighter, easier text with a lovely accompaniment of art. Very beautiful and very appealing for the general reader, this edition by no means replaces the scholarship and documentation of the first; those notations and references are missing in the illustrated edition. However, the illustrations enhance this interesting and insightful text. Pelikan is a delight to read and a master of his topic. Highly recommended for all libraries.Karen Ellis, Baldwin Boettcher Lib., Humble, Tex.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300072686
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1997
  • Edition description: Illustrated
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 9.08 (w) x 10.86 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Original Edition of 1985
Preface to the Illustrated Edition
Introduction 1
1 The Rabbi 9
2 The Turning Point of History 23
3 The Light of the Gentiles 37
4 The King of Kings 47
5 The Cosmic Christ 59
6 The Son of Man 73
7 The True Image 87
8 Christ Crucified 103
9 The Monk Who Rules the World 117
10 The Bridegroom of the Soul 131
11 The Divine and Human Model 143
12 The Universal Man 157
13 The Mirror of the Eternal 171
14 The Prince of Peace 183
15 The Teacher of Common Sense 195
16 The Poet of the Spirit 207
17 The Liberator 223
18 The Man Who Belongs to the World 235
Illustration Credits 249
Index 252
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2009

    A book I had not know existed

    Years ago I was taught world history by a teacher who traveled the world visiting art museums, and chose to teach world history through art. This is a book that teaches the world's view (obviously simplified) of Jesus through the art of that time and through other supportive art. Awesome.

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