'Christus Medicus' in der fruhchristlichen by David Knipp

By David Knipp

This learn bargains with the illustration of Christ's therapeutic miracles in early Christian sepulchral paintings from Provence and northerly Italy. It sees the imagery during the modern exegetical writings and attempts to discover new strata of symbolic importance in early Christian paintings. the purpose of the paintings is to bare the complicated theological strategies mirrored within the reduction ornament of a small variety of overdue 4th-century sarcophagi and to solid mild upon the religious weather of the sector the individuals who commissioned them have been a part of. The e-book additionally hyperlinks the narrative constitution of representations of scientific remedy and miracle scenes in historic artwork with the Christian photographs and establishes formal and icongraphic connexions.

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