The Apostles in Early Christian Art and Poetry

The Apostles in Early Christian Art and Poetry

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In The Apostles in Early Christian Art and Poetry the relation between visual and poetic images of Christa€™s closest followers is discussed from the time of the first Christian figural images and poetry till the political end of the undivided Roman Empire (250-400).Images of the apostles are part of the Biblical-ecclesiastical ensemble. The diagram shows that this ensemble was well represented. The apostles gradually become a more important part of the Biblical-ecclesiastical imagery, from the turn of the third century onwards. Even during the decline in imagery around the middle of the fourth century, the number of apostle images is increasing. In the period 375a€“500 (Provoosta#39;s a#39;context fivea#39;), images of the apostles appear on up to one-third ofanbsp;...

Title:The Apostles in Early Christian Art and Poetry
Author: Roald Dijkstra
Publisher:BRILL - 2016-01-18

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