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The Resource The world's oldest church : Bible, art, and ritual at Dura-Europos, Syria, Michael Peppard

The world's oldest church : Bible, art, and ritual at Dura-Europos, Syria, Michael Peppard

Label
The world's oldest church : Bible, art, and ritual at Dura-Europos, Syria
Title
The world's oldest church
Title remainder
Bible, art, and ritual at Dura-Europos, Syria
Statement of responsibility
Michael Peppard
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Michael Peppard provides a historical and theological reassessment of the oldest Christian building ever discovered, the third-century house-church at Dura-Europos. Contrary to commonly held assumptions about Christian initiation, Peppard contends that rituals here did not primarily embody notions of death and resurrection. Rather, he portrays the motifs of the church's wall paintings as those of empowerment, healing, marriage, and incarnation, while boldly reidentifying the figure of a woman formerly believed to be a repentant sinner as the Virgin Mary. This richly illustrated volume is a breakthrough work that enhances our understanding of early Christianity at the nexus of Bible, art, and ritual
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Cataloging source
ERASA
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Peppard, Michael
Dewey number
704.9482
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
N7973.6.S92
LC item number
D87 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Synkrisis
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art, Early Christian
  • Christian art and symbolism
  • Dura-Europos (Extinct city)
  • Art, Early Christian
  • Christian art and symbolism
  • Syria
Label
The world's oldest church : Bible, art, and ritual at Dura-Europos, Syria, Michael Peppard
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-283) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
910504060
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 320 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300213997
Lccn
2015937851
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)910504060
Label
The world's oldest church : Bible, art, and ritual at Dura-Europos, Syria, Michael Peppard
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-283) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
910504060
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 320 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300213997
Lccn
2015937851
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)910504060

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