The Invisible God: The Earliest Christians on Art / Edition 1

The Invisible God: The Earliest Christians on Art / Edition 1

by Paul Corby Finney
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195113810

ISBN-13: 9780195113815

Pub. Date: 09/28/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

'The Invisible God is an important book, a fresh and long-needed reexamination of a range of issues in early Christian art and a challenge...to a number of prevailing assumptions in the field. It deserves the attention of classicists, students of art, historians of late antiquity, and patristic scholars.'New England Classical Newsletter and Journal

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'The Invisible God is an important book, a fresh and long-needed reexamination of a range of issues in early Christian art and a challenge...to a number of prevailing assumptions in the field. It deserves the attention of classicists, students of art, historians of late antiquity, and patristic scholars.'New England Classical Newsletter and Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195113815
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Abbreviations xvii
1 The History of Interpretation
3(12)
Byzantine Precedents
3(2)
The Sixteenth Century
5(2)
Modern Interpretations
7(8)
2 The Apologists' Attack on Greek Art: History and Literature
15(24)
The Historical Setting
17(5)
Literary Connectors
22(17)
Dramatis Personae and Their Roles
22(3)
Literary Characteristics of the Genre and the Attack on Art
25(14)
3 The Content of the Attack on Greek Art
39(30)
Atheism
40(13)
Cult
40(2)
Mimesis
42(2)
Antianthropomorphisms (and Euhemerism)
44(1)
Aniconic Societies
45(2)
Hylotheism
47(6)
Superstition
53(3)
Sexual Misconduct
56(2)
Summary
58(11)
4 The Emperor's Image
69(30)
Mark 12:13-17
70(2)
Apocalyptic Literature
72(5)
Apologies
77(3)
Judicial Cognitio
80(19)
5 Christianity Before 200: Invisibility and Adaptation
99(47)
Christians: An Invisible Group in Greco-Roman Society
104(4)
Christianity and Greco-Roman Art: Selective Adaptation
108(8)
Shepherd Lamps
116(15)
Conclusions
131(1)
Appendix 5.1 Are Bellori 3.29 and Wulff 1224 the Same Lamp?
132(14)
6 The Earliest Christian Art
146(129)
The Callistus Christians and Their Officina
152(2)
The Oldest Burial Nuclei at Callistus
154(38)
Ceilings
160(15)
Composition
175(9)
Iconography
184(7)
Style
191(1)
Walls
192(37)
Composition
194(3)
Iconography
197(25)
Style
222(7)
Attitudes toward Art
229(2)
Appendix 6.1 Christians in the Piazzuola beneath San Sebastiano
231(16)
Appendix 6.2 Painting in the Randanini and Torlonia Catacombs
247(28)
7 Invisible Divinity and Visible Religion
275(24)
Deum Uidere
277(3)
Tekmeria Theou: Early Christian Fresco Painting
280(6)
Visible Religion
286(4)
A New Synthesis
290(9)
Selected Bibliography 299(10)
Illustration Credits 309(4)
Index 313

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