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Art and the Christian Apocrypha

Art and the Christian Apocrypha

by David R. Cartlidge, J. Keith Elliot
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The Christian canon of scripture, known as the New Testament, excluded many of the Church's traditional stories about its origins. Although not in the Bible, these popular stories have had a powerful influence on the Church's traditions and theology, and a particularly marked effect on visual representations of Christian belief. This book provides a lucid introduction to the relationship between the apocryphal texts and the paintings, mosaics, and sculpture in which they are frequently paralleled, and which have been so significant in transmitting these non-Biblical stories to generations of churchgoers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415233910
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/28/2001
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

David R. Cartlidge is Professor Emeritus of Religion at Maryville College, Tennessee, USA. Keith Elliot is Professor of New Testament Textual Criticism at the University of Leeds, UK.

Table of Contents

Preface Table of Illustrations Introduction 1. Text, Art and the Christian Apocrypha 2. Mary 3. Images of Christ 4. The Life and Mission of Jesus 5. Paul, Thecla and Peter 6. Apostles and Evangelists Bibliography General Index Index of Extracts from Apocryphal Texts Permissions and Acknowledgements

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