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Real Presence : In Search of the Earliest Icons - Sister Wendy Beckett

Real Presence

In Search of the Earliest Icons

Hardcover Published: 1st September 2010
ISBN: 9781570758980
Number Of Pages: 138

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In Encounters with God Sister Wendy Beckett traveled to remote churches and monasteries to view the earliest icons of Mary. In Real Presence she resumes this journey to see additional early icons of Jesus and the saints- icons that are among the few to survive the wholesale destruction of icons in the early eighth century. In contrast with the familiar and magnificent icons of later history, these early icons have a haunting simplicity and unfamiliar spiritual power. They come to us from a time closer to that of Christ, when faith was still alive with wonder and possibilities, and these images, a vehicle for prayer, can truly convey his real presence.

Sister Wendy journeys to the heart of the great treasure-house of pre-Iconoclastic icons at Mt. Sinai to celebrate its unique historical and spiritual value, and to reveal the spirituality and devotional practices of our ancestors. Prayerful and heartfelt, Real Presence offers everyone "a taste of the spiritual happiness that is there for the asking, for the seeking, for attention."

ISBN: 9781570758980
ISBN-10: 1570758980
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 138
Published: 1st September 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 17.83  x 1.19
Weight (kg): 0.37