Trinity and Incarnation in Anglo-Saxon Art and Thought
By (author) Barbara Catherine Raw
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Trinity and Incarnation in Anglo-Saxon Art and Thought by Barbara Catherine Raw
Book DescriptionThis book is a study of the theology of the Trinity as expressed in the literature and art of the late Anglo-Saxon period. It examines the meaning of the representations of the Trinity in tenth- and eleventh-century English manuscripts and their relationship to Anglo-Saxon theology, and to earlier debates about the legitimacy of representations of the divine. The book's unifying theme is that of the image: the image of the Trinity in the human soul; Christ, the perfect image and visible form of the invisible God; redemption as the restoration of the imperfect human image to its original likeness through contemplation of its divine archetype; prayer as an anticipation of the contemplation of heaven, and art as a form of contemplation. The book, which contains a selection of black and white illustrations, will be of interest to art historians, theologians and literary scholars alike.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521030496
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 2-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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An illustrated study of the theology of the Trinity as expressed in the literature and art of the late Anglo-Saxon period.
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