Icons and Saints of the Eastern Orthodox Church

Author: Alfredo Tradigo
Publisher: Getty Publications
ISBN: 9780892368457
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Catalogues the heritage of images according to type and subject, from the ancient at the Monastery of Saint Catherine in the Sinai to those from Greece, Constantinople, and Russia. This book includes chapters such as role of icons in the Orthodox liturgy and on common iconic subjects, including the fathers and saints of the Eastern Church.


Author: Robin Cormack
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674026193
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Byzantine and Russian Orthodox icons are perhaps the most enduring form of religious art ever developed--and one of the most mysterious. This book provides an accessible guide to their story and power. Illustrated mostly with Cretan, Greek, and Russian examples from the British Museum, which houses Britain's most important collection, the book examines icons in the context of the history of Christianity, as well as within the perspective of art history.

Byzantinische Kunst

Author: Charles Bayet
Publisher: Parkstone International
ISBN: 1783103469
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Über ein Jahrtausend lang, von seiner Gründung im Jahre 330 n. Chr. bis zu seinem Untergang im Jahre 1453, war das Byzantinische Reich eine Wiege von künstlerischem Überfluss, die erst jetzt wiederentdeckt wird. Ausgestattet mit dem reichen Erbe der römischen, östlichen und christlichen Kulturen, entwickelten die byzantinischen Künstler eine architektonische und malerische, vom Symbolismus geprägte Tradition, die auch über die Grenzen des Reiches hinaus einen großen Einfluss ausübte. Italien, Nordafrika und der Nahe Osten schützen und erhalten heutzutage die antiken Überreste dieser anspruchsvollen künstlerischen Tradition mit all ihrer geheimnisvollen und verzaubernden Schönheit. Die Pracht der Paläste, Kirchen, Malereien, Töpferwaren, Keramiken und Mosaiken dieser Kultur ist ein Garant für den großen Einfluss und die Zeitlosigkeit der byzantinischen Kunst.

The Eastern Orthodox Church

Author: Ernst Benz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351304755
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Western European Christendom finds it difficult to comprehend the Eastern Orthodox Church because it knows little about the practice and doctrines of Orthodoxy. Even what is known is overlaid by many strata of prejudices and misunderstandings, partly political in nature. One of the obstacles has been the natural tendency to confound the ideas and customs of the Orthodox Church with familiar parallels in Roman Catholicism. To escape this tradition pitfall, Ernst Benz focuses on icon painting as a logical place to begin his examination of the Orthodox Church. Beginning with a brilliant discussion of the importance of icons in the Eastern Church--and the far-reaching effects of icons on doctrine as well as art--Benz counteracts the confusion, explaining simply and clearly the liturgy and sacraments, dogma, constitution and law of Eastern Orthodoxy. In brief history, he describes the rise of Orthodox national churches, schismatic churches, and churches in exile; the role of monasticism and its striking differences from Roman Catholic monasticism; the missionary work of the Orthodox Church; and the influence of Orthodoxy on politics and culture. The role of the church can be defined in terms of the image. Benz writes that the church exists so that "members may be incorporated into the image of Jesus Christ a in that individual believers are aechanged into his likeness'" as Paul writes in the second letter to the Corinthians. Thus, Orthodox theology holds up the icon as the true key to the understanding of Orthodox dogma. The Eastern Orthodox Church will be valuable to anyone interested in learning more about the church, its thought, its life, and its ideals.

Eastern Orthodox Theology

Author: Daniel B. Clendenin
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 0801026512
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A clear introduction to Eastern Orthodoxy and key aspects of the tradition. Now contains new articles and additional readings on Orthodoxy and evangelicalism.

The Encyclopedia of Eastern Orthodox Christianity 2 Volume Set

Author: John Anthony McGuckin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444392548
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With a combination of essay-length and short entries written by a team of leading religious experts, the two-volume Encyclopedia of Eastern Orthodoxy offers the most comprehensive guide to the cultural and intellectual world of Eastern Orthodox Christianity available in English today. An outstanding reference work providing the first English language multi-volume account of the key historical, liturgical, doctrinal features of Eastern Orthodoxy, including the Non-Chalcedonian churches Explores of the major traditions of Eastern Orthodoxy in detail, including the Armenian, Byzantine, Coptic, Ethiopic, Slavic, Romanian, Syriac churches Uniquely comprehensive, it is edited by one of the leading scholars in the field and provides authoritative but accessible articles by a range of top international academics and Orthodox figures Spans the period from Late Antiquity to the present, encompassing subjects including history, theology, liturgy, monasticism, sacramentology, canon law, philosophy, folk culture, architecture, archaeology, martyrology, hagiography, all alongside a large and generously detailed prosopography Structured alphabetically and topically cross-indexed, with entries ranging from 100 to 6,000 words

Eastern Orthodox Christianity

Author: Daniel B. Clendenin
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441206345
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In this reliable and engaging survey, Daniel Clendenin introduces Protestants to Eastern Orthodox history and theology with the hope that the two groups will come to see their traditions as complementary and learn to approach one another with a "hermeneutic of love" that fosters "mutual respect, toleration, and even support." This revised edition includes a new preface, a new chapter, and an updated bibliography. In addition to updated demographic information, Clendenin examines at length a particular aspect of Orthodoxy's intersection with Protestantism-its growing exchange with evangelicalism.

Icon and Devotion

Author: Oleg Tarasov
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 9781861891181
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Icon and Devotion offers the first extensive presentation in English of the making and meaning of Russian icons. The craft of icon-making is set into the context of forms of worship that emerged in the Russian Orthodox Church in the mid-seventeenth century. Oleg Tarasov shows how icons have held a special place in Russian consciousness because they represented idealized images of Holy Russia. He also looks closely at how and why icons were made. Wonder-working saints and the leaders of such religious schisms as the Old Believers appear in these pages, which are illustrated with miniature paintings, lithographs and engravings never before published in the English-speaking world. By tracing the artistic vocabulary, techniques and working methods of icon painters, Tarasov shows how icons have been integral to the history of Russian art, influenced by folk and mainstream currents alike. As well as articulating the specifically Russian piety they invoke, he analyzes the significance of icons in the cultural life of modern Russia in the context of popular prints and poster design.