Christ : The Miracle Worker In Early Christian Art


1. Introduction
2. Healing, Miracle, And Magic In Non-Christian Sources
3. Healing And Miracles In Early Christian Writings
4. Images Of Christ Healing
5. Images Of Christ Rasing The Dead
6. The Nature Miracles Of Christ
7. The Staff Of Jesus
8. Conclusion
Appendix Of Images

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Artistic representations were of significant value to early Christian communities. In Christ the Miracle Worker in Early Christian Art, Lee Jefferson argues that images provided visual representations of vital religious and theological truths crucial to the faithful and projected concepts beyond the limitations of the written and spoken word. Images of Christ performing miracles or healings functioned as advertisements for Christianity and illustrated the nature of Christ. Using these images of Christ, Jefferson examines the power of art, its role in fostering devotion, and the deep connection between art and its elucidation of pivotal theological claims.

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SKU (ISBN): 9781451477931
ISBN10: 1451477937
Lee Jefferson
Binding: Trade Paper
Published: January 2014
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers – 1517 Media

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