The Illustrated Jesus Through the Centuries
By (author) Jaroslav Pelikan
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Illustrated Jesus Through the Centuries by Jaroslav Pelikan
Book DescriptionThis volume is adapted from Jaroslav Pelikan's classic work "Jesus Through the Centuries". Pelikan has condensed the original text and enhanced the book with 150 illustrations, most in colour, that give a further dimension to his thoughts. His commentary that accompanies the illustrations provides information on the art, architecture, individuals, and events that Jesus has inspired over the ages. In this book, Pelikan discusses how each age created Jesus in its own image, discovering in his life and reaching the answers to fundamental questions of human existence and destiny. Studying the images of Jesus cherished by successive ages - from rabbi in the 1st century to universal man in the Renaissance to liberator in the 19th and 20th centuries - Pelikan suggests that the way a particular age depicted Jesus is a key to understanding that era.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780300072686
(266mm x 228mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 2-Sep-1997
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jaroslav Pelikan
Imago Dei, Paperback (September 2011)
Charts the theological defense of icons during the Iconoclastic controversies of the eighth and ninth centuries, whose high point came in AD 787, when the Second Council of Nicaea restored the cult of images in the church. This title demonstrates how the dogmas of the Trinity and the Incarnation eventually provided the basic rationale for images.
Credo, Paperback (December 2005)
One of the world's leading theologians offers important insights into the history and significance of Christian creeds.
Interpreting the Bible and the Constitution, Hardback (April 2004)
Jaroslav Pelikan compares the methods by which the official interpreters of the Bible and the Constitution - the Christian Church and the Supreme Court, respectively - have approached the necessity of interpreting, and reinterpreting, their important texts.
Jesus Through the Centuries, Paperback (December 1999)» View all books by Jaroslav Pelikan
A discussion about how each age created Jesus in its own image, discovering in his life and teachings the answers to fundamental questions of human life and destiny. It studies the images of Jesus cherished by successive ages, suggesting that the depictions are key to understanding each era.
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