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Trinity and Incarnation in Anglo-Saxon Art and Thought : Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England - Barbara Catherine Raw

Trinity and Incarnation in Anglo-Saxon Art and Thought

Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England

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This book is a study of the theology of the Trinity as expressed in the literature and art of the late Anglo-Saxon period. It examines the meaning of the representations of the Trinity in tenth- and eleventh-century English manuscripts and their relationship to Anglo-Saxon theology, and to earlier debates about the legitimacy of representations of the divine. The book's unifying theme is that of the image: the image of the Trinity in the human soul; Christ, the perfect image and visible form of the invisible God; redemption as the restoration of the imperfect human image to its original likeness through contemplation of its divine archetype; prayer as an anticipation of the contemplation of heaven, and art as a form of contemplation. The book, which contains a selection of black and white illustrations, will be of interest to art historians, theologians and literary scholars alike.

'The value of this learned, lucid and attractively designed book is as an historical and iconographic overview rather than a theological critique ... it is the work of one thoroughly at home in early medieval religious though and expression.' Journal of Ecclesiastical History

List of plates
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations and note on the text
Introduction
-At this time which is the ending of the world-
-If anyone wishes to be saved-
God made visible
Signs and images
God in history
Christ, the icon of God
Symbols of the divine
Art, prayer and the vision of God
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521553711
ISBN-10: 0521553717
Series: Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 28th April 1997
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.54