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Art of Faith: A Guide to Understanding Christian Images
     

Art of Faith: A Guide to Understanding Christian Images

by Judith Couchman
 

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Have you stood in front of a painting and thought, What does this mean? The Art of Faith answers this question again and again, with insight, wit, and verve, providing a thorough reference to Christian art through the centuries. Practical and easy to read, this book unfolds the ancient world of Christian images for believers who want to enrich their faith, college

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Have you stood in front of a painting and thought, What does this mean? The Art of Faith answers this question again and again, with insight, wit, and verve, providing a thorough reference to Christian art through the centuries. Practical and easy to read, this book unfolds the ancient world of Christian images for believers who want to enrich their faith, college students studying art history, and travelers to religious sites. With this book in hand, you can visit museums, churches, or other sacred places and identify a work of art's style and meaning. Or even explore the signs and symbols of your local church. Whatever your relationship to art or Christianity, open this book when you're curious about a painting, sculpture, symbol, or other sacred work. It will answer your questions about The Art of Faith. "Couchman offers a readable and user-friendly guide to deciphering and interpreting Christian visual art. She is rightly keen to meet the urgent need for a new depth of theological vision in the church and beyond." —Jeremy Begbie, Duke Divinity School; Author of Voicing Creation's Praise: Towards a Theology of the Arts

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612614045
Publisher:
Paraclete Press
Publication date:
06/01/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
200
File size:
2 MB

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Judith Couchman is an author and speaker with a keen interest in Christian art and its history. She’s published or compiled more than forty faith-based books, and teaches art history part-time at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Her books include The Mystery of the Cross, The Shadow of His Hand, and Designing a Woman’s Life.

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