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The Resource The World's Oldest Church : Bible, Art, and Ritual at Dura-Europos, Syria, Michael Peppard, (electronic resource)

The World's Oldest Church : Bible, Art, and Ritual at Dura-Europos, Syria, Michael Peppard, (electronic resource)

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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
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Michael Peppard
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In his fresh reassessment of the wall paintings on the third-century house-church at Dura-Europos, Syria, award-winning scholar Michael Peppard argues for a radically different interpretation of the paintings' central motifs
  • 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. This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched
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Peppard, Michael
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dictionaries
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  • Knowledge Unlatched
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  • History
  • Religious Studies
Label
The World's Oldest Church : Bible, Art, and Ritual at Dura-Europos, Syria, Michael Peppard, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.oapen.org/search?identifier=604619
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
org.knowledgeunlatched.2R64
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (344 pages)
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9780300213997
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, figures, tables.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1052118093
Terms governing use
CC BY-NC-ND.
Label
The World's Oldest Church : Bible, Art, and Ritual at Dura-Europos, Syria, Michael Peppard, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.oapen.org/search?identifier=604619
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
org.knowledgeunlatched.2R64
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (344 pages)
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9780300213997
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, figures, tables.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1052118093
Terms governing use
CC BY-NC-ND.

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