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Baptismal Imagery in Early Christianity: Ritual, Visual, and Theological Dimensions

(Paperback - 2012)
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Overview

What can we learn from early Christian imagery about the theological meaning of baptism? Robin Jensen, a leading scholar of early Christian art and worship, examines multiple dimensions of the early Christian baptismal rite. She explores five models for understanding baptism--as cleansing from sin, sickness, and Satan; as incorporation into the community; as sanctifying and illuminative; as death and regeneration; and as the beginning of the new creation--showing how visual images, poetic language, architectural space, and symbolic actions signify and convey the theological meaning of this ritual practice. Considering image and action together, Jensen offers a holistic and integrated understanding of the power of baptism. The book is illustrated with photos.

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  • SKU: 9780801048326
  • SKU10: 080104832X
  • Title: Baptismal Imagery in Early Christianity: Ritual, Visual, and Theological Dimensions
  • Qty Remaining Online: 3
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • Date Published: Jun 2012
  • Pages: 238
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Weight lbs: 0.75
  • Dimensions: 9.10" L x 5.90" W x 0.70" H
  • Features: Table of Contents, Index, Illustrated, Bibliography
  • Category: CHURCH LIFE
  • Subject: Christian Rituals & Practice - Worship & Liturgy

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